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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…

November 20th at Sweetwater Music Hall

You’re invited to Music Heals International’s 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert presented by Gibson Gives at Sweetwater Music Hall on November 20th. As the name suggests, we’ll be celebrating a truly amazing milestone — one decade of MHI! You won’t want to miss Paul Beaubrun, Jay Lane, Dan “Lebo”…

MHI Featured in the Associated Press

Earlier this month, the Associated Press featured Music Heals International in a story titled, “Haitian students play drums and strum guitars to escape hunger and gang violence.” Click here for the story on the Associated Press’s website, and read an excerpt below: “When I play drums, I feel…

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

Back to school with MHI

Despite unprecedented challenges this summer, our tireless staff and talented students have continued to make music and inspire hope. Schools were slated to reopen on September 6th, but the government pushed it back to September 20th. We plan to restart music classes toward the middle of October, with…

An update on the current situation in Haiti

As many of you have seen in the news, Haiti is once again in crisis after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse earlier this month.   The recent political upheaval is a stark reminder of why we created Music Heals International — to foster resilience in the face of trauma…

MHI Featured in Mill Valley Living

Tune in 11/23/20 for Virtual Healing

Coming up in just two weeks! On November 23rd at 6pm PT, tune in to watch Virtual Healing – Music Heals International 6th Annual Benefit Concert Webcast. Watch for free here – And, as you watch, please consider donating.

Hope and Progress with Teach to Reach

After introducing our exciting new program, Teach to Reach, we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our progress. Earlier this month, our Haiti team forged ahead, organizing a training for 18 Peer Mentors, all recruited from our advanced students. The training prepared each mentor to teach…

Introducing Teach to Reach

We wanted to fill you in on everything we are doing to support the children of Haiti, as well as our plans to adapt our music education program, an adjustment that your support will help us implement to make MHI stronger than ever. We are doing everything we…

MHI Students Take Center Stage

MHI Live in Concert! Dear Friends, Last month, our talented advanced students took the stage at the international PAPJAZZ Festival in Port-au-Prince. To relive the magic yourself, check out the full concert on YouTube here. And what better way to learn about this wonderful experience than from the…

Happy Holidays from MHI!

2019 was a big year thanks to you! Help make 2020 even bigger. Dear Friends, From all of us at Music Heals International, Happy Holidays! As we wrap up the calendar year, I wanted to fill you in on a few exciting things happening here at MHI. Our…

A Letter from Haiti

As many of you have seen in the news, political unrest has affected parts of Haiti over the past year. Our program manager, Jean Marc Didis, wanted to take this opportunity to describe the situation on the ground in his own words: “Since September, Haiti has been experiencing…

Summer Music Camp 2019 Was a Hit!

This summer, 118 students (including 49 girls and 69 boys), 16 student mentors and 5 teachers participated in MHI’s Summer Music Camp. Launched in 2017, the camp builds upon opportunities for peer mentorship at school by training youth to lead music lessons, which reinforces knowledge, teaches patience, and…

Annual Christmas Concert – December 22, 2019

This year our partner J/P HRO’s Community Development Center welcomed more than 400 guests including parents, teachers, and other community members. Students from all of our eight schools participated in the wonderful performances — Below are some great photos from our concert.  ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

MHI produces successful concert/fundraiser featuring Jackson Browne!

MHI is grateful to Jackson Browne for supporting our work in Haiti by helping launch the Rob Wasserman Memorial Fund. One of our best concerts of the year, this special benefit featured Jackson with Greg Leisz, Paul Beaubrun, Bobby Weir and Bonnie Raitt.

MHI launches 5th year of classes & adds another school

We are proud to announce the beginning of our fifth year of classes, and the addition of another school to our program!  Here are photos of our first week of classes at Mixte de L’Espoir!

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″]