India Partnership

Our success in Haiti fueled MHI’s expansion into India in 2020. Since the first teacher training in Mumbai was led by our Haitian staff in February 2020, followed by the resumption of the program in 2021 through virtual learning and then full in-person instruction in 2022, we have…

Venezuela Partnership

MHI and Wayuu Taya Foundation launched a partnership in Venezuela which started insummer 2023 with 20 children. Students are learning to play acoustic guitar through ournew music education collaboration as MHI board member, Tony Sauza, providestraining and support to local staff who are adapting the curriculum to this…

MHI 10th Anniversary: Rivers Rutherford

Please come celebrate 10 years with us at the renowned estate of Nancy & Adrian Smith for an exclusive performance by Nashville Hall of Fame Songwriter Rivers Rutherford!

Songs 4 Hope & Healing 2022

MHI Five Year Anniversary Celebration!

Music Heals International 5th Anniversary feat MHI All Stars w/ David Nelson, Steve Kimock, DJ Logic, J. Lane, R. Sylvester, Melvin Seals, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Jason Crosby, Dave Ellis, Sunshine Becker, J. Pehrson + Special guests Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES Just…

Little Kids Rock Teacher Training 2018

We are so grateful for Tony Sauza, Los Angeles Regional Program Director, from our partner organization Little Kids Rock. Tony spent February 5-9, 2018 with our teachers and students in Haiti. He conducted a training of trainers for six of our teachers, to enable them to conduct trainings…

New Photos from Special Needs Class

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MHI Launches Fourth Year of Classes

The fourth year of our program in partnership with JP/HRO and Little Kids Rock is officially underway. Our wonderful staff and teachers are providing our students with free music classes and instruments. We are currently working in seven schools with 350 kids. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

MVFF Music Presents: From California to Haiti – World Premiere of Don Hardy’s Fingerprints & All Star Benefit Concert

MVFF Music Presents: From California to Haiti – World Premiere of Don Hardy’s Fingerprints Following the film: Benefit Concert with Glide Memorial Choir Singers, Paul Beaubrun, Jay Lane, Robin Sylvester, MVFF Tribute to Weir & Wasserman, Surprise Guests! Saturday Oct 7, 2017 Sweetwater Music Hall  Doors: 6:30 PM Show: 7:00…

MHI Success stories keep coming!

Over the past three (3) years, in partnership with JP HRO & Little Kids Rock, MHI has been working to provide free music lessons, training, and instruments to youth in Delmas. Students from JP HRO School of Hope, as well as other schools in the area have access…

2017 School Year – final concert with Haitian superstar Alan Cave

MHI held a very successful concert to end our third school year — all six of our schools participated and over five hundred people were in attendance!! Haitian superstar, Alan Cave, performed with our kids as his backup band — Haitian national TV and press covered the concert…

Colbie Caillat performs at private MHI House Concert in Nashville!

Thank you to Colbie Caillat for donating her time and performing at our first benefit in Nashville on April 27th! Thank you so much to Pete and Hope Fisher for hosting this amazing House Concert! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Photos from our newest school, “Mont Carmel”!

Here are photos from one of our new schools, “Mont Carmel.”  They are in their first year of our program and doing an amazing job! Photo Credit Liam Storrings for J/P HRO. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

2016 Holiday Concert

Special pictures from our holiday concert on December 22nd at the JP/HRO Community Development Campus in Delmas 32, Port-au-Prince. All of our six schools and over 300 kids were in attendance along with parents and community members.  It was a huge success! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

MHI Third Year Teacher Training – October 2016

MHI’s music program officer led the third year teacher training with 28 teachers from six schools in Port-au-Prince including teachers from St. Vincent’s School for handicapped children. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

MHI students practicing Coldplay’s “Yellow” in the recording studio!

Home News & Events Projects About Donate Store Contact One Night Only Benefit Concert Event in Malibu, CA!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17th – 6 pm to 10 pm – Casa Escobar Malibu, 22969 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA A Benefit for Music Heals International and Mending Kids’ missions in Haiti.  Featuring  — The Bangles, The Kenneth Brian Band, The Roman Helmets, Lili Haydn, Parlor Social, Tower of…

Closing MHI second year with a concert

MHI closed a successful second year with a concert at the J/P HRO Community Development Campus on August 25, 2016. Each of the four schools in the MHI program wrote and performed two original songs! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Success story of special needs student Eva Maria

In October 2015, the Music Heals International program integrated music education into the curriculum for special needs children at the JP/HRO School of Hope. This pilot initiative acts as a foundation for expanding MHI programming to serve the most vulnerable children.  Thirty special needs students (ages 4-12) attend…

2016 Mother’s Day Concert with Special Guest Musicians

Special guest musicians Ric’key Pagout (keyboardist for Madonna) and vocalist Dessy DiLauro (Parlor Social) joined us for a week and participated with our kids and teachers in our Mother’s Day Concert. Here’s a video of their visit: Dessy and Ric’key   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Guest Musicians perform with MHI students

As part of our program,  both Haitian and U.S. musicians perform with and mentor our students and teachers. Last week three of the best Haitian musicians – John Bern Thomas (drums), Herman Duverne (bass), and Junior Dorcelus (guitar) came to work and perform with our students. It was a great success!…

From the J/P HRO March ’15 Newsletter – re: recording session in Haiti

A new, exciting music and cross-cultural collaboration program for our music students in Delmas 32 has emerged this month. Music Heals International and J/P HRO are working with the Bay Area Music Program in partnership with the Take Me To The River Foundation, to bring a student choir ensemble from the Bay Area together with the…

MHI and OP USA hold second annual fundraiser

MHI and OP USA‘s second annual celebration of both organizations’ work in Haiti raises almost 60k to benefit their respective music and education programs. Thank you to Robyn and Martin Shore for hosting the event and to North Mississippi Allstars who performed! Thank you to master chef Gordon Drysdale for preparing a…

MHI Annual Holiday concert in Haiti

Our annual holiday concert took place at the market in Delmas 32 on December 22nd! This was the first concert for Phase 2 of our music program in partnership with J/P HRO & Little Kids Rock. Three months into our second year, we now have 140 kids enrolled in our program!…

Music Heals International, J/P Haitian Relief Organization, and Little Kids Rock Bring Music Education to the Children of Haiti

Media Contact: Keith Hejna/Little Kids Rock M: (201) 264-9520 Music Heals International, J/P Haitian Relief Organization, and Little Kids Rock Bring Music Education to the Children of Haiti Verona, NJ – December 16, 2014 – Little Kids Rock, the leading nonprofit provider of free musical instruments and teacher…

J/P HRO Newsletter Featuring MHI Program

Check out the latest newsletter from J/P HRO featuring our latest music program!!

Little Kids Rock leads second teacher training in Haiti

Little Kids Rock led the second Modern Band teacher training in Port-Au-Prince Haiti in partnership with Music Heals International and JP HRO from Sep 7-11th, 2015. 22 teachers took part in the training including a 9-year-old drum prodigy! 135 kids, including special needs kids, will benefit from the free music program this year.  …

MHI completes first year music program with an inspiring concert

On Thursday, August 27, 60 students participated in the first round of J/P HRO’s Music Heals initiative with Music Heals International and Little Kids Rock. The music concert, attended by kids, families and community members, showcased how far the students in the music program have come in the past year….

Photos from Mother’s Day Concert in Delmas 32

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MHI Benefit with Lukas Nelson, May 26, 2015

Lukas Nelson, Doobie Decibel System feat Jason Crosby & Roger McNamee, David Thom & Don Rigsby, The MHI All-Stars Featuring Aaron Redner and Hot Buttered Rum Plus Special added Surprises Tuesday May 26, 2015 $35 Advance/$40 Day of show/$60 VIP Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave. Mill…

Success Stories of Two Children

Music Heals Program featured in the April ’15 J/P HRO newsletter  

Music Heals project video

Check out the video of our Music Heals project at the #JPHRO Community Development Campus — a partnership with J/P HRO, Music Heals International and Little Kids Rock! We currently have 60 kids enrolled and 11 trained music teachers! Music Heals project video

Check out our students rehearsing at Ecole de l’Espoir in Delmas 32!

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OP USA and MHI Benefit

MHI would like to thank everyone at Operation USA, George Gund, Jackie Greene and Gordon Drysdale! Our event on December 6th with Operation USA to honor and celebrate both organization’s work in Haiti, was a big success. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

New photos from MHI’s music program in Haiti

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CrowdRise Fundraising Campaign – Win a signed RatDog 2014 guitar

We hope you will support our CrowdRise campaign to raise funds for our upcoming music program launching fall 2014 in Haiti! Everyone who donates at least $20 now through September 1st, will be entered to win an acoustic guitar signed and personalized by Bob Weir and RatDog 2014. You are…

Benefit Concert Featuring Michael Franti & Friends

The April 30th benefit concert featuring Michael Franti & Friends was a huge success and raised $40,000 for both Music Heals International and Do It For the Love Foundation.  Thanks to the following sponsors and benefactors –  WIGT Printing, Sweetwater Music Hall, and CA’MOMI. Some great reviews of the…