Raise Everyone
Foundation for Music and Healing, Inc.

A Music Resource for releasing joy
in special needs individuals


The Foundation for Music and Healing, Inc. is a non-profit, community based organization which seeks to provide the benefits of music to those who never thought it possible. It was created in 2003 to bring the benefits of music to exceptional people with special needs and disabilities. Instruction in piano, voice, dance movement, guitar and general music activities is provided on a weekly basis to scores of students who range in age from toddlers to adults.

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The Foundation’s mission is to create a safe place where students and their families may experience the joy and comfort of music. This promotes mental and psychological well-being and physical wellness. Unique environments allow students to demonstrate their personal strengths and gifts in music and song. Families are welcome to participate in and experience the fun and practical value of learning music-making techniques. Individuals are encouraged to expand their range of expression and to further develop their creative talents.

The Foundation makes programs and services available to a wide range of people throughout the community who have challenging circumstances. Served are exceptional students with special needs. Individual instruction is open to students of all ages with disabilities or special needs which range from mild to severe. Included are those with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, blindness and visual impairment, cerebral palsy, cognitive disorders, deafness, Down syndrome, Williams Syndrome, emotional and/or physical trauma, epilepsy and learning disorders. Also mental retardation, pervasive developmental disorder, physical impairments, speech and hearing disorders, seizures, spina bifida and stroke.