In 2009 several local New York City artist, musicians and video producers felt an urgent need to get involved with inspiring our inner city youth through music instruction and music theory. We’d had enough of simply sitting and reading about the under-performing youth and gang violence within our very own community. It was time to do something.
Four years later, Feed Your Mind Music has blossomed into the premiere after school music program in NYC. Through this program, our dedicated team of artists and instructors help to create positive change through their gift of music .
Looking towards the future, Feed Your Mind Music is working to expand so that we can reach and influence even more children and teens. To learn how you can support our growth, click here.
“Feed Your Mind Music seeks to develop stronger communities through constructive use of leisure time with music making and music learning in our city’s youth.”
“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” -Ludwig van Beethoven
The fundamental key to Feed Your Mind Music’s program is conducting music learning activities within the student’s own community, and providing a safe and constructive environment to go to after school. The program wishes to show children how to create opportunities to serve and uplift their neighbors through music making. Feed Your Mind Music seeks to integrate the music learning within the scope of other community services that better enable students to constructively use leisure time. We believe that if the youth’s hands are occupied by holding an instrument of music, they are less likely to engage in nonproductive activities.
At the core of our belief of music education is a notion that the successes a student experiences with Feed Your Mind Music will enable them to translate their skills across disciplines- academic, vocational and personal- and create more self-aware and self-reliant individuals who can make a positive difference in their communities.