This program is for youth – youth who have regularly felt in a state of flux with their home, their supports, and their health.
re.Sound is for youth who desire to explore and develop basic skills and competencies on an instrument – whether it be voice, guitar, keyboard, drums, or percussion – but perhaps never had the chance, or access to an instrument. Perhaps they have played an instrument for a while now, but haven’t had an opportunity or felt comfortable to pursue or explore making music with others.
At re.Sound, youth will:
- have the opportunity to access and explore any of these different instruments and to collaborate with others in a supportive and safe environment
- have access to and support using basic recording software
- collectively explore improvisation and songwriting
- learn and perform familiar/preferred songs
- interact with and hear professional musicians
In addition to active music making and skill development sessions, they will also receive the support they need under the specialized care of professional music therapists (MTAs).
re.Sound will incorporate: active music listening, mindfulness, and will include frequent opportunities for collective discussion and reflection.
The emphasis of this program will be the use of music as a way of:
- expressing identities
- growing independent and collaborative skills
- building supportive relationships, and;
- as an essential tool to support and maintain healthy resiliency and mental health.
“Music is a magical gift we must nourish and cultivate in our children, especially now as scientific evidence proves that an education in the arts makes better math and science students, enhances spatial intelligence in newborns, and let’s not forget that the arts are a compelling solution to teen violence, certainly not the cause of it!”
Michael Greene, Recording Academy President and CEO at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, February 2000.