May 21, 2010
Sound Art provides music lessons to underprivileged children who would otherwise have no access to this life affirming experience. The goal isn't to find a protege or the next American Idol. The sole purpose is to give the kids an opportunity, in a fun environment, to learn self esteem and have success which they can carry through the rest of their lives. One of the most unusual aspects of our program is that we take it to the neighborhoods. Our founder and director, Catherine Goldwyn came up with the brilliant idea of hiring professional musicians to go to the sites as well as bring the instruments. Besides this making it much easier for the children to attend it means that we are able to operate with very low overhead so that almost all our funding goes directly to the programs. I've been on many site visits to watch the kids in action. It is clear that they are having a great time. I always leave with the hope and determination that Sound Art will be able to reach out to more kids. Personally this has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The people at Sound Art are dedicated and passionate about what we do. It is truly an inspiration.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Board Member & I've been Board President for two years.