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.