Individuals will be provided 30-minute weekly one-on-one music lessons (at any level…beginner through advanced) for 12 weeks. Students may use their own instrument or one provided on-site. Instructors will be seasoned musicians and music educators. Over the course of 12 weeks, students will learn a variety of skills with the goal of performing several songs proficiently at the conclusion of the course. If individuals want to continue lessons after 12 weeks, they are welcomed to continue in a more advanced lesson scenario.
In addition to individual lessons, individuals will be invited to be matched with other musicians to form a band. Individuals will be provided eight weeks of band lessons for 60-minutes weekly beginning four weeks after starting individual lessons. Band lessons/practices will be facilitated by coaches who will help the students learn the music and refine their stage performances. Coaches will be established musicians who regularly tour regionally or nationally. Upon conclusion of the 12-week program, students will “graduate” by performing a live show with their band or individually at a local venue. All arrangements will be made by Warrior Music Foundation working in conjunction with local promotors and venues. The group sessions and live performances are encouraged but certainly not mandatory.
Warrior Music Foundation is partnering with Helping Harmony Music Therapy to offer access to an on-staff music therapist who can help build an individualized therapy plan and/or refer the applicant to services at third party medical/therapy providers. All lessons (both individual and group) will be guided by the Helping Harmony team to ensure the teachers, coaches and staff are educated in all issues relevant to PTSD.