Feel the Music!, founded in 2005, is a New York-based non-profit organization which brings music, art and inspiration to children, families and adults impacted by trauma, loss or illness. By partnering with local communities, they seek to encourage active participation in music and the arts, to provide a space for creative self-expression, and to create community. Their programs include music and art workshops, concerts, music lessons, performance and recording opportunities, music mentoring, public art projects and opportunities for international exchange.

Currently Feel the Music! provide music and arts programs for seniors at St. Peter’s Church, the VISIONS Center, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House; children and teens with cancer at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital; intergenerational art and music for seniors and youth at Bailey’s Cafe in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn; and 9/11 families and the extended 9/11 community including responders and their families.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of Feel the Music!