Heartstrings Therapeutic Music & Art Program
What is the Heartstrings Music & Art Program?
The Children’s Hope Alliance Heartstrings Therapeutic Music & Art Program is committed to offering educational, therapeutic, and experiential music and art opportunities to enrich the lives of children and families considered at-risk. We are founded on the belief that music and art are effective and empowering methods for problem-solving, and promoting growth and well-being in individuals, families, and communities.
Who can participate in Heartstrings classes or services?
Children and their immediate families referred by or receiving services from Children’s Hope Alliance, or children and families who live in or around Iredell County who may be vulnerable to adverse physical, psychosocial, or behavioral outcomes.
*Music Therapy services are currently available for CHA clients only
What classes or services are available?
Participants can learn skills like playing guitar, ukulele and piano, as well as experience live performances from local artists. Participants may also take classes in screen-printing, painting, photography, and other art media. (Classes available depend on volunteer teacher and artist availability).
Music therapy participants are provided an alternative therapy to accomplish therapeutic nonmusical goals. This service provides individual, family, and group sessions.
Classes and sessions are typically held weekdays after school and on summer break.
What is the cost?
All these activities and sessions are provided FREE of charge. Our classes are taught by vetted and trained Heartstrings volunteers. Music therapy sessions are provided by our board-certified music therapist.
Interested in signing up for a class? Click the link below!
Interested in helping supporting this amazing program to enhance the lives of children and families? Click on the application below and one of our program staff will be in touch with you shortly. A few of our volunteer opportunities are listed here, but we would love to talk to you about ways to help.
Heartstrings – Music Instructors
The Children’s Hope Alliance Heartstrings Program is looking for experienced instrumental (guitar, keyboard, recorder, drums, percussion, etc.) and vocal instructors to lead private music lessons at our Barium Springs Campus location. Many of our clients have never had opportunities to participate in music classes, but they have a strong interest in music education. We are looking for caring and talented musicians to help foster a love of music and assist interested clients learn a new instrument or enhance their skills.
Heartstrings – Art Instructors
The Children’s Hope Alliance Heartstrings Program is looking for experienced art instructors for photography, oil, watercolor, and acrylic painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, and clay hand building to lead small group art lessons at our Barium Springs Campus location. Many of our clients have never had opportunities to participate in art classes, but they have a strong interest in art education. We are looking for caring and talented artists to help foster a love of art and assist interested clients learn new art media or enhance their skills.
Heartstrings – Arts & Crafts Volunteers
The Children’s Hope Alliance Heartstrings Program is looking for volunteers to instruct arts and crafts classes for children and possibly their families at our Barium Springs Campus location. Many of our clients have never had opportunities to participate in arts and crafts classes, but they have a strong interest in being creative and learning self-expression through art. We are looking for caring and talented volunteers to help foster a love of arts and crafts with our clients.
Heartstrings – Yoga Instructors
The Children’s Hope Alliance Heartstrings Program is looking for experienced Yoga instructors for lessons at our Barium Springs Campus location. The Yoga Instructor is responsible for providing a balanced yoga practice for participants of all levels and abilities, providing progressions and regressions when necessary, and educating participants on appropriate breathing principles and safe transitioning techniques. The yoga instructor should be experienced and certified with knowledge of the history, philosophy, and ethics of yoga. The volunteer yoga instructor should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as lead yoga sessions.