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First Coast Cultural Center's Sound Connections® Music Therapy program for children needs funding
First Coast Cultural Center and its Sound Connections® Music Therapy program for children with disabilities serves six public schools in St. Johns County, Fla.
By: First Coast Cultural Center
According to Donna Guzzo, First Coast Cultural Center's Executive Director and CEO, it is now imperative for funding and contributions to continue the Sound Connections®
Since 2006, program classrooms have been donated for students in preschool to fifth grade, to participate in music therapy, however, income to compensate therapists, supplies and trainings must be generated for continuation of services. For a reasonable fee, children and teens can work individually with a board-certified music therapist to maximize their potential through engaging music experiences. Clinic therapists provide a wide range of services including adapted piano, guitar, and ukulele lessons, among others for more than 400 children in Exceptional Student Education classrooms.
"We have reached out to several Foundations that have helped us in the past. We have reached out to the school district to inquire about grants or other possibilities to facilitate the program since we are servicing as early as Head Start. We are waiting to hear back as deadlines are approaching on July 1 to have therapists funded and placed for the 2022-2023 school year," said Guzzo. For more information, contact Donna Guzzo at firstname.lastname@example.org and (904) 280-0614, ext. 1201. Visit the website at https://firstcoastculturalcenter.org.
First Coast Cultural Center hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, with after hour appointments available. Classes and programs are held at 3972 3rd St. S. in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. and at CareConnect+
About the First Coast Cultural Center - The Cultural Center is a place to create, understand, and experience the arts. The organization accomplishes its goals through exhibitions of local, regional and national artists in a variety of media through educational and enlivening events, quality arts classes, lectures, and workshops. Key programs include Sound Connections®
(904) 280-0614, ext. 1201