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Our mission is to USE THE POWER OF MUSIC TO ENRICH THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS BY PROVIDING CREATIVE, INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING.

We believe music heals, communicates, fosters cooperation, and enjoyment. 
The connection between music, body, and soul improves physical and mental health. 
We believe the benefits of musical activities and participation are success in school,
in the community, and in life. We offer ways to develop those benefits.


Programs

KIDS IN TUNE

KIDS IN TUNE brings music and its healing power to children of all ages who are without access to music in their lives. Through music, these classes not only develop their creative musical abilities, but also their listening skills, body coordination, ability to follow directions, and self-confidence with others. The children use their singing voices and play instruments to participate in singing games and dramatic play. 

For children with disabilities, music motivates through vocalization, socialization, and self-confidence. Children in crisis feel safe and confident to share and explore their creative talents.

 

Dance to the Music

Dance and movement improve the mental and physical well-being of a person. It focuses on the connection between the mind and body to promote health and healing. By combining music and movement, we will: 

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve mobility and muscle coordination
  • Improve relationships with others
  • Gain an outlet for communicating feelings
  • Build self-confidence 

Dance and movement can be used in a variety of settings for people who have social, emotional, cognitive, or physical concerns. Through dance, people can identify and express their emotions, develop a more positive body image, and decrease isolation and depression. Dance can help people stay physically fit and enjoy the pleasure of creating rhythmic motions with their bodies. Our instructors work with both individuals and groups.

 
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Voices for Veterans

VOICES FOR VETERANS serves those who serve! Our own musicians go into VA hospitals to perform for our veterans.

Studies show that nearly half of the veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are also depressed. People who are depressed have low rates of pleasant activities, and their mood improves with increases in pleasant activities. 

Listening/Singing familiar songs is a source of stimulation and interaction, and promotes engagement in an activity. 

VOICES FOR VETERANS gives our veterans a way to:

  • Decrease depression and isolation
  • Express inner feelings
  • Tap into memories and emotions

Seniors in Symphony

SENIORS IN SYMPHONY is a program for nursing home residents to provide relaxation, decrease stress, and bring a more positive state of mind.

Persons with dementia, among other symptoms, often suffer from aphasia and amnesia, which makes verbal communication very difficult, sometimes confusing, and often anxiety provoking. Singing is a source of stimulation and interaction, an alternative method of communication, and promotes engagement in an activity, as well as interaction with another human being. 

Singing familiar songs with seniors will provide a way to:

  • Contain and express inner feelings
  • Interact with another person
  • Help memory
  • Tap into memories and emotions


In addition, we take a drum circle to nursing homes. Drumming improves circulation in the hands and body, loosens stiff joints in the shoulders, arms and wrists, and stimulates the mind. Residents report improvement in general coordination, walking, speaking, sleeping, and thought process, and experience a boost in self-esteem and overall confidence.

The Barn

Jim Miraldi opening the doors for another great show.

Jim Miraldi opening the doors for another great show.

Performances at Barnegie Hall help to support the programs of Music on a Mission. 

For Barn Events please RSVP to Marilyn@musicmissioninc.com so we have a headcount. To guarantee a seat, you may pay in advance by check to: 

Music on a Mission
31950 Krebs Rd. 
Avon Lake OH 44012

Or, you can pay online through Paypal on our Donation page. 
All Barn events are BYOB and snacks!

Donations

Your support is vital to our continued success in using music for social service. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation online, please click on the button below:

If you prefer to pay by check, please make it out to:

Music on a Mission
31950 Krebs Rd.
Avon Lake, OH 44012-0016

For Barn events please RSVP to Marilyn@musicmissioninc.com so we have a headcount. To guarantee a seat, you may also pay in advance by sending a check to the address above. All Barn events are BYOB and any snacks!

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