On Saturday, July 12th, renowned Hammered Dulcimer and Asheville native Joshua Messick joined us for special MusicalMinds fundraiser in Cornelius, NC. The event was a success and helped to raise over $5000 for MusicalMinds NC!
A big thanks to our valued board member Gerald Worrell for organizing this great event and hosting us all!
An Evening with the Beatles A Huge Success! On February 28, 2014, a sellout crowd gathered together at River Run Country Club in Davidson for a lovely evening of music and merriment in support of MusicalMinds NC. Check out this great article from David Boraks at DavidsonNews.Net to learn more, or visit the Evening with The Beatles section of our website.
Meet Ms. Habermann, our new teacher!
A native of west Texas, Ms. Anneliese Habermann graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1998 with a degree in German Language and Literature. After serving as an accomplished Translator and Executive Assistant for major corporations, both nationally and overseas, she has decided to pursue her passion as a teacher with MusicalMinds. At the young age of 7, Ms. Habermann learned how to play the piano under the direction of Mr. Ronald C. Bennett, a published composer of piano and choral music. This provided Ms. Habermann with a solid background in music theory that she was able to apply to all music genres. As a 5th grader, Ms. Habermann began taking private violin lessons, where her love for music and playing the violin flourished. She was soon competing and playing in All-City, All-Region and All-State Competitions throughout Texas. As a young girl she would travel to Germany each summer to visit her family. During these visits, she had the honor and privilege to study with Professor Joseph Ackermann at the internationally renowned Dr. Hoch’s Conservatory in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. A wife and mother of three boys, she devotes her time to teaching preschool during school hours, is an active member of her local church and enjoys spending time with her family. Being a strong advocate of enriching and positively influencing children’s lives through music, she is committed to delivering effective teaching strategies while creating a nurturing learning environment to help at-risk children not only reach their potential, but also experience spiritual richness through music with enthusiasm!
Classroom Volunteer Opportunity!
If you're inspired by the MusicalMinds mission, you now have the opportunity to make a real difference by volunteering in the classroom on Mondays, Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. You'll come away with memories and a sense of accomplishment to last a lifetime. You'll be helping the children gain self-confidence, self-esteem and pride as they learn to play and perform music. If you'd like more information, contact the MusicalMinds Volunteer Coordinator Tim Huber. You'll be glad you did!
Instrument Donations Welcome!
Do you have unused instruments packed away that you will never play again? The children in MusicalMinds would love to have them. Our goal is to build an orchestra, so we need all kinds of instruments, including recorders, boomwhackers and percussion instruments. We also purchase new instruments to keep up with the program's growth and to complete the inventory of required instruments. If you would like to donate an instrument or make a monetary contribution towards the purchase of new instruments, contact Tim Huber.
Speaker Tillis Endorses MusicalMinds NC
MusicalMinds NC was thrilled to receive a visit from Representative Thom Tillis, Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives and a member of the Mecklenburg County delegation to the N.C. House. Read all about it!
MusicalMinds NC featured in Kiwanis International Magazine
Check out this great article about MusicalMinds NC featured in the Kiwanis International Magazine! Thanks again to Kiwanis International for their continually strong support of our growing program!
MusicalMinds Kids Are In/On The News!
News 14 Carolina visited the MusicalMinds NC classroom recently and filed this report: A new program teaching kids the art of music is asking for the community's help. The Lake Norman Kiwanis Club recently founded a nonprofit called Musical Minds but with little funding, they said the program is limited. Twenty-five first and third-graders at Blythe Elementary School in Huntersville make up the free after school program.Read more...
Meet Patricia Johanson, Principal at Blythe Elementary School, who takes a few moments to encourage participation in and support for MusicalMinds.