I’m curious if you would like to be part of a “think tank” in order to use the popularity of Harmonica.com to make a difference helping people learn harmonica (e.g., helping kids, senior citizens, rehabilitation of inmates in penitentiaries…).
I would like to create a team and have a forty-five minute monthly teleconference. If you’re game, send me an email to email@example.com and put “Think Tank” in the subject line.
Right now I don’t have the personal funds or backing to activate a project of this magnitude. However I feel confident that Harmonica.com will help me find the partners to make this dream a reality.
In the meantime, I am taking a small step towards fulfilling that dream. Before the New Year I will put a harmonica and lessons in the hands of a minimum of 50 underprivileged kids.
I’ve already begun conversations with a couple of non-profit organizations to see if they will let me integrate with their mission (e.g., an organization that is helping feed and shelter orphaned kids in Thailand after the tsunami).
I am also looking for new ideas and wondering if you have any connections to a project for kids that you can connect me with (here in the US, and/or overseas).
How about a Harmonica Orphanage? And what is a “Harmonica Orphanage”?
Well first of all let me say this…it’s a concept…it’s an ideal. It’s only one possibility. My passion is to work with others with the intention to help young people thrive in the world. So it could be an orphanage or it could be anything you surprise me with. Got any ideas? Bring 'em on!!!
A harmonica orphanage is a learning environment that will support young people in being highly creative through the development of multiple intelligence (Music, Science/Math, Linguistics, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal (know thyself))… See http://www.infed.org/thinkers/gardner.htm for more clarity.
It will also be rooted in the principle of Nonviolent Communication (see www.CNVC.org) as well as borrowing elements of Waldorf, Montessori and Sudbury styles of education.
Seems like a big project? For me, it’s my life’s love so it sounds like pure fun!!!
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”