Tuned Tune music program for children at risk
Supporting children at risk through music
The Tuned Tune program offers singing and musical instrument lessons to children at risk who live in boarding schools and foster families. The program is run by the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv, a leading and well-recognized educational institution for music in Israel.
Research shows that music can have a therapeutic influence and contribute to individual development and empowerment. Playing music contributes to children’s self-confidence; offers a means of expression and a support structure they would not otherwise have; and cultivates important skills and qualities like persistence and team work.
This is especially the case for at-risk groups. One Israeli study of at-risk children showed that music had a significant positive impact on their cognitive development and social skills; that the children benefited from the connectedness provided in one-on-one lessons; and that performing gave them feelings of success and satisfaction.
Given the impact to date and the importance of music education, The Conservatory aims to give every at-risk child who is interested the opportunity to participate in the Tuned Tune program.
In order to expand the program and deepen its impact, the Tel Aviv Foundation and Israel Conservatory of Music seek additional funding.
There are two ways to support the ‘Tuned Tune’ program:
- Support a Student (includes full tuition, musical instrument and support structure): $3,300 per year
- Support the Program (expand to an additional 20 students for three years): $198,000