Texas Childrens Hospital: Covid
Social Distancing is hard. We know. It’s been hard for musicians all over leaving thousands of artists without work. While this is devastating to the music industry, artists and fans alike can agree that it is absolutely necessary to keep our music community alive and thriving. Music Matters!
Music has a way of opening our hearts and helping us feel more connected to others, to ourselves, and to the world around us. Creating music and the full art and process of sharing that creativity with others is essential to those that create, whether it be for professional or therapeutic purposes.
Due to restricted circumstances of Covid-19, it has been especially difficult for Texas Music Project’s staff to Social Distance from our friends at TCH. These children have already experienced enough social distancing for their lifetime.
TMP’s “Music Therapy” program has been supporting Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston ( TCH) since 2015 by donating instruments, performances and music lessons to children with cancer and other life threatening illness. Through donations from the George A Robinson IV Foundation and others, we continue to find ways to support our program and recently donated eight ( 8 ) new guitars and two (2) ukuleles as well as sound, video and lighting equipment valued at $15k.
Texas Music Project has launched our biggest Music Initiative ever in 2020 and will provide even more music resources for students and the community thru a virtual technology and art platform. On June 6, 2020, TMP sponsored and produced a master class with music veteran Carmen Rizzo ( carmenrizzo.com ) for 25 students at Yovonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center in Dallas, Texas. TMP will be collaborating virtually with other veteran and upcoming musicians on our Rising Star Online Showcase. All these virtual platforms will allow us to reach our friends at TCH and many others that may not have the resources to music education during this time.
If you are an Artist or a fan, be on the lookout for our online subscription-based resource page at texasmusicproject.org. We will be offering classes and programs for beginners to advanced students in songwriting, publishing, production techniques and performance opportunities in Texas.