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Review for The Spirit of Harmony Foundation, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This school year, I was put in charge of the music programs in my area, which is rural and low-income. I was so excited to take the job that I never realized that the music programs in the schools would be in such bad shape. What instruments we have are in need of repair and the students deserve this positive force in their lives!

I was desperate and a friend suggested I contact the Spirit of Harmony Foundation for help. I did, and I was blown away by their Music Education Toolkit on their website that has tons of great resources and information. I've been in touch with them a few times and they are so patient and kind as they listen to my problems and offer solutions, networking, and ideas.

They helped me think through what we need and how to go about supporting the music programs in the long-term. For the school that was in the greatest need of help, they suggested we start a percussion program so the kids can learn music without having to worry about expensive instruments and gear. They even encouraged me to reach out to local service clubs for local support, which I never would have even thought of doing.

I was feeling overwhelmed, and now I am very grateful for the assistance I am receiving from the Spirit of Harmony. I now have a little bit of a plan, and I'm sure I'm moving in a good direction to get my students the music programs they deserve.

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