Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals of: offering more subsidized programs, free sessions, and provide more employment opportunities to our college interns!
Why do we need a bus?
A lot of after-school, summer and senior activities were canceled because of budget cuts and social distancing has created capacity restrictions where guests are limited on campuses. There is evidence that music therapy reduces anxiety, lifts moods, and improves auditory and verbal memory. Instead of going into buildings, The AFTH Harp Music Bus will bring small group and one-on-one harp enrichment programs in the student’s parking lot or driveway. The AFTH Harp Music Bus is a mobile music school equipped with harps, music stands, seating, a retractable stage with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. AFTH exposes the harp instrument to students of all ages who will experience playing the harp for the first time. AFTH needs a harp music bus to reach more youth and seniors. A mobile music program will eliminate transportation barriers to accessing high-quality harp music enrichment programs.
Who does the AFTH Harp Bus serve?
Students of all ages (children, youth, and seniors) can take harp lessons inside the retrofitted bus or outside under the bus’s sunroof using the airy environment as acoustics and inspiration.
Where Does the AFTH Harp Bus Go?
The harp music would love to visit your school, summer camp, community seniors, senior centers, nursing homes, the park, birthday parties, other special events in the Greater Atlanta area and rural Georgia. The harp music bus is also available for field trips, tours, and holiday caroling.
How much does retrofitting the bus cost?
$25,000. The cost includes the purchase of the bus, flooring, interior design, sound and lights, a small, retractable stage, and preventative maintenance. We have an inventory of harps, music stands, and chairs for the performers that will be used on the bus.
Why do we need volunteers?
We need volunteers on the weekends to help build out the interior of the bus: laying flooring, hanging shelves, painting, and installing seats. Seeking carpenters, electricians, painters, crafters, and people who want to roll up their sleeves for a great cause!
Join our fundraiser to help the AFTH Mobile Music Machine come to life! Every donation no matter how big or small gets us that much closer to reaching our goal!!!
Artz for the Harp Corporation is a non-profit public benefit 501(c) (3) Organization registered with the state of Georgia. We provide harp enrichment and harp music therapy classes to those who need us most. Our " Angel Harp" programs provide free harp sessions to students in children's hospitals, homes, shelters, long term care facilities and students' in low income communities.
Your much needed donations will go towards the sustaining our community youth and senior harp programs, and towards our Angel Harp Programs. Your donation is tax-deductible, and you will receive a letter for your records. Your personal, honorary or memorial donation will allow us to continue to provide instruments and quality music education programs to those who need us most!
If you would like to donate one of our packages to a youth or senior organization, you may do so by contacting us directly or by purchasing one of the sponsorship packages in our online store. Upon completion, you will receive your donation thank you letter for your records, and information on when services will take place within 3 to 5 business days.
AFTH programs are contracted by various facilities whose students are in need of music enrichment because their schools, or community centers no longer offer them due to funding. These programs have the ability to engage students and provide them with meaningful skills that will transfer into other areas of their lives in the future.
If you can not donate at this time, please consider being a future volunteer because there are many ways you can still help AFTH to make a difference.
AFTH Youth Harpists performing for the patients and staff at Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers, GA
If it weren't for our sponsors, community partners, donors and volunteers and our hardworking staff, AFTH would not exist! We thank everyone for your continued support. Because of you, we are able to enrich the lives of students one string at a time, bringing smiles and music to students of all ages!!!