#GivingTuesday November 30, 2021
Please allow yourself to imagine the following: It’s the end of a fabulous symphony concert. And at the end of there is a little child who is so moved by the performance and who claps enthusiastically and jumps around for joy. This little child who has both profound physical and cognitive impairments loudly announces to her parents (and to all within earshot) that she is going to perform music professionally on stage just like that orchestra. Now imagine you are her parents. What would you as a loving parent do? What could you say, to encourage this child to the fullest extent, but at the same time knowing her particular limitations/disabilities? Would you tell her “Honey, I think that’s a wonderful dream to follow”, inwardly knowing full well that no professional group, let alone a world-class orchestra would be inclined to help this child fulfill this “childish” dream of playing music on a big stage with the big boys and girls?
The idea for Hearts For Music was born out of that scenario, replayed around the world constantly for families with loved ones with special needs who love music. Parents in that situation experience 2 emotions: Happiness, that their child has been given fuel to drive themselves towards a dream of performing music, and Sadness from the realization that their child in all likelihood would be prevented from achieving that dream due to his/her disabilities.
Hearts For Music, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Ohio, USA and we are proud to be the world’s first special needs orchestra and/or instrumental ensemble. Utilizing a combination of keyboards, iPads, and acoustic instruments, orchestra members will explore and perform a variety of classical and popular works. Unique to Hearts For Music, Inc is the belief that no disability however severe or profound can truly stand in the way of one’s desire to create and perform music. Our goal for our beloved orchestra members is simple: to have tremendous fun creating music together with others and to experience the unique rush of exhilaration that comes from performing on stage for others. Hearts For Music aims to show that when given the right tools, infinite patience, and love, all disabilities can be transformed into abilities is remarkable, life-changing ways.
Your kind donation of money will go towards the acquisition and maintenance of keyboards and iPads and other instruments/adaptive devices for our special needs orchestra members; creating multiple Hearts For Music orchestra groups throughout the US; assist us in our basic infrastructure needs to keep on rolling through the years and eventually take over the whole world. Our website is
On behalf of the Board of Directors, our beloved HFM supporters, and families whom we serve:
THANK YOU & MAY GOD BLESS YOU!!