Feel the Music Blog

Feel the Music! Launches Mural Project

In keeping with our mission of providing a space for creative expression, Feel the Music! has launched the Mural Project, a nine-month visual art project to create a group of murals commemorative of the upcoming 10th anniversary of September 11th. In an effort to pay homage to the past, and thinking towards the future, families who lost a loved one on 9/11 are invited to come and join the project on a bi-monthly basis between the months of October 2010…

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Feel the Music! Fall Retreat

Feel the Music! goes to the country! Come join us on this fun-filled trip to Dressel Farms in New Paltz, NY. Pick your own apples and pumpkins, go on a hayride, play in the maze or just enjoy the crisp October air as we sing in the mountains. Open to 9/11 families and Feel the Music! participants.

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Feel the Music! Songwriting for Seniors – Fall 2010

Feel the Music! brings songwriting workshops to the Lenox Hill Senior Center at St. Peter’s Church with renowned songwriting instructors Ina May Wool and Thomas Boyd. This free songwriting workshop series starts Monday, Sept 13th and runs for 12 Mondays through November 29th. See dates below for specifics. Classes are held 10:45am-11:45am each week and culminate in a public concert on December 13th at 1pm.

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Feel the Music! goes to Belfast, Northern Ireland

(July 12, 2010, New York, NY) This August NYC nonprofit Feel the Music! will go to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to bring music and healing to 75 teens from around the world who have lost a family member in a terrorist act. For the first time, Feel the Music! will offer music programming overseas, through an ongoing collaboration with Project Common Bond, a weeklong summer camp started by 9/11 partner organization, Tuesday’s Children.

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Songwriter’s Beat – Feel the Music! Song Contest!

Feel the Music! is CALLING ALL SONGWRITERS! Enter your song for a chance to win some awesome prizes and have your song heard by Grammy Award winning producers! Submission Deadline: June 27, 2010 Cost: $10 for the first song; $5 for any additional songs Benefit: All the submission fees support Feel the Music! Each song you submit will help bring music to children and families impacted by trauma, loss or illness. Prizes: $1,000 Martin Guitar, $750 Kala Ukelele, $250 Shure…

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Feel the Music! Store Launches

The Feel the Music! store is now OPEN! Thanks to the overwhelming response and encouragement from friends and fans who want to see our super-cool Feel the Music! logo everywhere, we opened an online store at Café Press. Support Feel the Music! with a T-shirt, tank top, water bottle, tote bag, (even a doggie T-shirt!) or any of the other fun items. Every single sale goes to support our programs. Thanks for visiting our store – shop often and tell…

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9/11 School Recovery Program booklet features Feel the Music!

In 2009, the 9/11 School Recovery Program published, “How We Healed”, a review of the many programs and people who came together to assist lower Manhattan schools, students, teachers and social workers after September 11th. Feel the Music! was honored to be able to provide after-school workshops in percussion and songwriting to students in several schools

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Feel the Music! Frog Project Sends Frogs to Soldiers in Iraq

The frog project continues! Feel the Music! families hand-painted a second batch of percussion frogs and we sent them to an army hospital in Iraq. These hand painted “Feel the Music!” frogs provided much needed moments of joy to dozens of soldiers. What brought tears to our eyes was learning the soldiers, once out of the hospital, are giving their frogs to Iraqi children.

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