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Positive Impact of Music on Youth
Music has been around for a very long time, and throughout history, people have modified the way it sounds, the frequency with which we listen to it, and the function it performs. Throughout human history, music has been put to use in a growing number of novel and scientifically significant ways (O’Neill, 2006). Music’s presence in young children’s lives is associated with improvements in cognitive understanding and social skills.
In addition, youngsters participating in musical activities are more likely to acquire talents that will serve them well in their everyday lives and as adults. The incorporation of music into a child’s life may have a positive impact on a variety of developmental domains, including coordination, focus, relaxation, patience, and self-confidence. When a youngster is allowed to learn how to play a musical instrument, it is much easier for them to focus their attention and feel more confident in themselves (Tarrant et al., 2002).
The ability to express and investigate one’s sentiments and emotions may be fostered in young people via music. A common way for adolescents to address certain developmental topics that are significant to them, such as love, sex, loyalty, independence, friendship, and authority, is via the medium of music.
Work Cited
O’Neill, S. A. (2006). Positive youth musical engagement. Oxford University Press.
Tarrant, M., North, A. C., & Hargreaves, D. J. (2002). Youth identity and music. Musical identities, 13, 134-150.

Certain Sparks Music Foundation Uke Raffle:

  1. FREE to enter
  2. leave you business card in the container next to the uke
  3. two raffles, located at cold coast brewing company and southside coffee
  4. winner drawn mid November

How You Can Help

Certain Sparks Music Foundation is committed to bringing lessons and instruments to students who cannot afford them at regular rates. We strongly believe that music is something that everyone should be able to take part in, regardless of their current economic circumstance.

Learn more about the different ways you can donate here.

      “Certain Sparks Music Foundation recently provided tickets for a student and teacher to attend a concert at the Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo, thanks to their Live Music Inspiration Program. Through this program venues donate tickets to underserved kids. The goal in creating this program was to get students excited about music, wanting to play more, and maybe even inspired to do music as a career. Thanks to this program, many students are able to expand their music experiences. CSMF would like to thank the Fremont Theater in SLO for providing the tickets! 

      

Interested in helping us to bring music education to kids here in Lompoc?

Here’s 3 easy ways you can help:

1) Donate an old instrument – we’ll sell it in store or online so we can get a brand new, size-appropriate instrument into the hands of a CSM student.

2) Donate clothes for our thrift rack – we’ll sell them on our popular thrift rack with all proceeds benefiting the CSM Foundation’s scholarships programs.

3) Donate your old Vinyl Records/CD’s – we’ll sell them on our record rack with all proceeds benefiting the CSM Foundation.

Cash, check, and online donation are also gladly accepted!”

by Hannah Clark

The Certain Sparks Music Foundation was started with the goal of bringing musical instruments and instruction to students who could not otherwise afford them. In keeping with our mission, we were able to donate a drum kit to a music program in need!

Los Berros Elementary School were the lucky recipients of a beautiful Pearl drum kit.

Our special thanks to the following sponsors for making this happen:

  • D’Addario & Company, Inc.
  • Hungry for Music
  • Drums for Drummers

This summer, Santa Barbara Bowl’s Education Outreach program provided a generous donation to sponsor the Youth Stage of 2018’s Flower Festival!

Like Certain Sparks Music Foundation, Santa Barbara Bowl’s Education Outreach program strives to make a difference within Santa Barbara communities supporting and sponsoring organizations that aim to provide youth with access to performing arts. Similarly, one dollar of every ticket purchased to a show at the Bowl, will go towards our Ticket Subsidy program. The program makes it possible to subsidize the cost of tickets to shows here at the Bowl to give deserving youth members of the Santa Barbara community a chance to experience live music.

Their donation will be used to provide instruments and lessons to children who cannot afford them. Thanks, SB Bowl!

How You Can Help

Certain Sparks Music Foundation is committed to bringing lessons and instruments to students who cannot afford them at regular rates. We strongly believe that music is something that everyone should be able to take part in, regardless of their current economic circumstance.

Learn more about the different ways you can donate here.

Chumash Music Donation

Youths from the Chumash Learning Center recently held a gift-wrapping fundraiser at the Santa Ynez Tribal Hall to benefit the Lompoc-based Certain Sparks Music Foundation.

The young people raised $500, and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians provided a dollar-for-dollar matching grant to create a $1,000 donation to the nonprofit organization.

With assistance from parents, the youths wrapped holiday gifts and encouraged donations to the organization that has taught them how to play musical instruments over the past year.

Education Director Niki Sandoval said the Certain Sparks Music Foundation has provided “hands-on music and character education” to more than 35 Chumash students with ongoing lessons.

“Our youth at the Learning Center have enjoyed exploring and playing different forms of music,” Sandoval said.

Mic Singh, director of youth music programs for Certain Sparks, has taught the Learning Center students the basics of guitar, drums and ukulele while promoting the values of acceptance, courtesy and respect, Sandoval said.

“It’s been a pleasure to come to the Learning Center to help the kids learn music,” Singh said. “The Certain Sparks Music Foundation is dedicated to bringing music into the lives of all children.

“This donation will help pay for music lessons for kids who can’t afford them and will also help with developing other music programs to better serve the community,” he added.

Sandoval said she has seen marked improvement in student behavior as a result of the music lessons.

“I have witnessed the power of music education to bring hope,” she said. “One student who has struggled with attention, focus and behavioral challenges now practices positive social and scholarly skills.

“(Singh) sees the potential in each student, modeling dignity and self-respect,” Sandoval continued. “This student has responded by demonstrating kindness, diligence and care for others.”

In past years, children from the Chumash Learning Center have raised funds for Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People, Care4Paws and Love on a Leash.

“Our goal is to foster a culture of service and giving,” Sandoval said.

For more information on the Certain Sparks Music Foundation, visit www.csmusicfoundation.org.

For more information about the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation and its giving programs, visit www.santaynezchumash.org.

Article Source: Santa Ynez Valley News