Create an environment where youth have the opportunity to experience music through learning to play and perform instruments and sing.
Entertaining Hearts is a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) Public Charity formed to assist minority and underprivileged children to enter into the field of music, sound engineering, and experience using some of the most updated music software programs available. The software will allow them to learn and practice music at home or at one of the Cincinnati Recreation Commission Centers on their own.
The staff and Board of Directors are a compilation of experienced professional Musicians, Vocal Artists, Producers, Attorneys, Teachers, and Songwriters, consisting of diverse backgrounds and nationalities.
Established in 2016, Entertaining Heart’s goal is to bridge the gaps that are preventing these youth from studying and participating in the art of music. Two of our many goals are to deliver access to the benefits of instruments and high quality music education to children in communities that provide limited sources or none in their school curriculum. We strongly believe that participating and being involved in music increases social skills, teaming, opens the imagination, increases memory, aides in mathematics, expands and learning skills. It instills confidence, self-esteem, and gives each and every one of them a sense of accomplishment, encouraging them to excel in school, the community and strive for a future college education. Music can be the path for many becoming future leaders in our communities, the nation and possibly the world.
It is through our program that we create a foundation of responsibility and purpose by making instruments, equipment and lessons available to these youth. In addition, educational classes and clinics will be presented throughout the year to the youth targeting Drug and Alcohol Abuse, The History of R&B Music, Applying for College Grants/Financing, Preparing for Job Interviews and The Business of Music.
We sincerely believe by encouraging students to achieve excellence in the Arts, it will transfer into other areas of their lives.
Interview With Joe Kelly
Interview with Channel 9’s “9 On You Side”
Cincinnati Recreation Commission / Cincinnati Police Department / Sam Ash Music / Sam Ash Learning / J-Basso / D’Mar Entertainment / Harrison Group / Cincinnati Urban League / Cincinnati Juneteenth Festival / Santangelo Group / WVOF 88.5 FM Radio, Fairfield, CT