Music Together at the YWCA Crabtree Corner

Join us in supporting our fully funded Music Together class to empower single moms and their children in the downtown east side. We are raising $600 to fund the next term of classes at YWCA Crabtree Corner. https://ywcavan.org/programs/crabtree-corner

Organizer: Katherine Deane

Type Of Group: Education and Research

Location: Vancouver , BC


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The Group's Purpose

To raise $600to fund the next term of Music Together classes for single moms and their children at YWCA Crabtree Corner, in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

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How to Help

There are lots of ways, big and small to support women and their families in the Downtown Eastside in attending Music Together:

1) A donation of any size $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 - every little bit helps

2) Consider donating a full tuition of $170 for one family

3) Know a business or an office pool that would be interested in donating? Pass the link for our page on to bigger funding bodies

About the Organizers

West Side Music Together was born after I attended Music Together classes with my niece in California in 2001 and was inspired to bring Music Together to Vancouver in 2004. In the last 14 years, we have served over 7000 families! We all have a birthright to learn the basics of music making. It allows us to bond with our family and our community and supports so much of our development cognitively and emotionally. We want to share this Music Together opportunity with moms on the downtown east side so they can experience the joys of family music making.
Here are a few of the beautiful moments that our teacher, Heidi has already witnessed in her classes at YWCA Crabtree Corner this fall:
"This mom has told me that she hears her son singing our songs in the stroller and at home. Today, for the first time, he sat on my lap for the dyad and danced with me during our free dance. At the beginning of term, he was very attached to Mom, but today I observed him venturing away in a way that shows me he feels safe, secure, and comfortable in our circle. I feel certain this program is valuable to Mom, especially the opportunity to be part of a supportive music-making community."
"In spite of a hearing impairment, I've heard this little girl spontaneously sing in class many times. She moves around the classroom with confidence and respect for others and enthusiastically participates in our rituals. Her mom has expressed an interest in attending the WSMT Winter Ball with her family.”
"At the beginning of our term, this little girl clung to Mom and didn't actively participate in music-making. Today I observed her smiling gleefully with anticipation during the pauses in our music-making! She now sits with our YWCA assistant regularly giving Mom one-on-one time with her son."