Why We Play It Forward
Providing musical instruments to underserved music programs can have a significant positive impact on the students and communities involved. Access to musical instruments can help these programs thrive and offer more opportunities for youth to engage in music education and artistic expression. It’s a wonderful way to support the arts and nurture talent in underserved areas.
Playing music can be a deeply immersive and emotional experience. It’s a unique blend of creativity, skill, and expression. When you play an instrument or sing, you often enter a state of flow, where the outside world fades away, and you become one with the music. Emotions can range from exhilaration when hitting the right notes or nailing a tricky passage to a sense of connection with the music and your audience. Music also allows you to convey your feelings and thoughts in a way that words alone can’t, making it a powerful form of self-expression. It’s a joyful, cathartic, and sometimes even transcendent experience that varies depending on the individual, the instrument, and the piece of music being played.