Music Gives Movement

Here at the Niagara Conservatory of Music, we are working to foster a sense of community and empowerment for children, assisting to provide music lessons to children from across the Niagara region.
 
The Music Gives Movement allows us to help children who otherwise wouldn't be given the opportunity, find the musician in them. We have teamed up with ProKids, an organization affiliated with the YMCA that funds extra-curricular activities for families that are in need. Through the partnership, we will assist in the payment of music lessons to those that express an interest and are eligible. Please click here to apply for funding.

If you have already used your funding for the year please click here to download the release of information form which will allow ProKids to let us know whether or not you are actually eligible. You can also call to see if you are eligible by calling Niagara Region Children's Services at 905-984-6900 ext. 3797 or 1-800-263-7215 or e-mail prokids@niagararegion.ca

The Niagara Conservatory of Music is excited to announce that for every new registration as of January 2015, we will be donating a music lesson to the Music Gives Movement. With over 300 new students signing up annually, along with fundraising in place throughout 2015, we are looking to raise over $10,000.00 for Music Gives annually, and in turn be able to assist a number of children from low income families experience the wonderful gift of music.

We're looking forward to seeing the many students that will gain a sense of accomplishment, confidence and increased self esteem. When these children realize they are capable of creating music, the whole world opens up for them!

 

Update: Music Gives Background for 2015!

For more information highlighting the Music Gives program shortly after it was introduced, see: http://www.tvcogeco.com/niagara/gallery/the-source/7424-april-2015/98455-music-gives-movement

In 2015, the Conservatory was able to donate $5300.00 in music lessons to the families benefiting from the program, and we were able to fundraise an additional $1844.00 to bring the total to $7144.00. Shy of our goal of ten thousand, but a great first year all in all! Here's a great article featuring one of the families that have been benefiting from the program and are truly thriving! http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2015/06/17/music-gives-program-helps-kids

On December 8th, we had the most amazing day. We were able to surprise 5 families benefiting from the program with brand new instruments of their own for Christmas, including a digital piano, drum set, acoustic/electric guitar and amplifier, and two vocal monitors with microphones, along with a number of music books. On top of that, we surprised 3 elementary schools who were in need of new instruments for their classrooms each with a dozen ukulele's, an acoustic guitar, along with various types of percussion. Overall, the Conservatory was able to donate over $7000.00 in musical instruments to these families and students, and we're looking forward to doing it all over again in 2016. Here are a few video clips from CHCH and TV Cogeco along with some newspaper articles covering the days events:

http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/2015/12/09/music-studio-is-santa-for-the-day

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2015/12/09/music-studio-plays-santa-for-a-day

http://www.tvcogeco.com/niagara/gallery/the-source/7750-december-2015/104330-music-gives

http://www.chch.com/the-gift-of-music/

 

We are extremely excited to continue to grow this wonderful program and to keep music very much alive in our school systems and in the homes of any child that is showing an interest and passion, despite their socio-economic background. For more information regarding fundraising events that we have lined up throughout the year, visit our facebook page /Niagara Music Gives.

New for 2016:

Enter to be Hip with the Tragically Hip with 100% of the proceeds going towards the Music Gives Movement. Purchase a ticket to our Music Gives Fundraising Concert prior to August the 8th, and you will be entered into a draw to win 2 tickets to the sold out Tragically Hip show in Hamilton, Tuesday August 16th. You will also receive limo transportation fully stocked to and from the show, as well as a hundred dollars spending money at the show! Thank you for your support and good luck!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/enter-to-be-hip-in-hamilton-with-the-tragically-hip-tickets-26318795225