CSFHC in collaboration with Internal Creations and Annunciation Church in Harlem, has
designed a classical guitar class for the youth and adults of the community. Internal Creations,
provider of the program, has a mission to “develop leadership, self-sufficiency and life skills
through learning the classical guitar to create conscious kids that make for better people.”
Through their guitar program they teach the core values of,” Patience, Persistence, Passion
and Perseverance.” These tenets are in line with CSFHC’s mission to support our youth and
community by building both educational experiences and mental health wellness.
Extensive research has proven that playing an instrument reduces stress, improves memory
and concentration and builds self-confidence. Developing listening skills, and discipline during
the process of learning to play the guitar is easily transferrable to the learning experiences in
school. The therapeutic benefits of being able to express your feelings through musical pieces
that you play on the guitar can easily allow the body to release negative emotions and heal the
soul. Social interaction among the students is augmented by the fact that they must unite to
synchronize the music. It is a program that fosters positive relationships, skills, and mental
health supports. It is also a program that underserved communities cannot afford and that
many schools have eliminated based on other budgetary constraints, and this is one of the
areas where we want to make a difference. CSFHC is committed to expose students to
experiences that develop the love of music through learning to play the guitar in a positive,
supportive, and professional environment with a professional music teacher.
To expose students to experiences that build the love of music through learning to play the guitar in a positive and supportive environment with a professional music teacher.
To utilize the process of learning to play guitar as a vehicle to reduce stress, anxiety, and
depression and to build confidence, self-worth and positive feelings.