My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Musique Sur La Mer Orchestras Inc, Long Beach, CA, USA
I have played violin and a variety of music for 60 years and I understand the deeply empowering moments of being guided and taught by a caring adult. The many ways Musique Sur La Mer Youth Orchestras touches lives BEYOND delivering that musical guidance and teaching have qualified it as a Super Charity that touches lives and the world. It would be sufficient in itself, and even awesome, for professional musician and maestro/director Marcy Sudock and her influential network of professional musicians and composers to share the gift of musical training and interpretation with children who "are too young to be expected to perform real orchestral pieces". Yet, at every concert, even the youngest string players perform with timing, breath and dynamic, almost as if they were in a studio recording a movie soundtrack. You just know that these childrens' lives are being shaped by this powerful caring spirit. Within a very few years those young children become transformed by their Musique Sur La Mer experience. No only transformed in their talent to perform on their instrument(s) -- they are transformed into people who celebrate the true power of natural diversity; they are transformed into caring sharers of their musical gift to raise money and needed resources for OTHER non-profits in their communities; and some are transformed in their family and personal lives into individuals who now feel connected and who can now "fit in" with others and find a focus that enables them to grow. Musique teaches and guides children to use their musical gift to raise money to make the world a better place for others; children write letters to soldiers abroad; children become ambassadors to others cultures when they travel worldwide with Musique Sur La Mer Youth Orchestras and perform in venues built for "adults", wow; and they transform into world citizens through their international language of music. The track record of Musique Sur La Mer over more than a decade is so consistent and so caring and so powerfully productive, that whoever gives either a gift of ongoing support, or a major and substantial capital infusion to Musique Sur La Mer Orchestra is assured of dramatically and substantially transforming the lives of a continual flow of young children to enable them to blossom as whole people, including as musicians, and to infuse the world with an increasing number of individuals who heart for philanthropy has been developed and prepared to make the world a better place in many ways BEYOND lifelong musicianship. Musique Sur La Mer Youth Orchestras is worthy and ready to grow, itself, so if we have extra instruments in our closets let's donate them, if we can provide services through our businesses, let's do it, and if we have funds looking for worthy investment in real young people's lives and the thousands of lives they and their families will touch through this charity's work, let's round it up and create a deep reserve to ensure the strategic growth and flourishing of this force for good.
My name is Richard Kozak, and I have been a violinist since I was 6 years old.