The Kids of Harmony Project
Harmony Project, a Los Angeles-based organization with national affiliates dedicated to music education for youth in low-income communities, has been recognized as one of the most effective arts-based youth interventions in the nation. The Spirit of Harmony Foundation is proud to be a partner in their live-changing efforts. Students involved in Harmony Project programs wrote heartfelt essays about their experiences as part of a scholarship competition. The staff of Harmony Project has shared them with us, and from time to time Music In A Word will post several of them. Photos are courtesy of Harmony Project and are not necessarily the authors of the essay in which they appear — AM.
I first started Harmony Project when I was about seven years old. I had no idea whatmusic was, no idea what a musician was, and no idea what the long silver stick…
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