Now accepting donations of new or gently used instruments for newly arrived refugees!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what instruments are available immediately!
HeartBEATS is a youth-led organization dedicated to creating meaningful connections between newly-arrived refugees and their host community through music programs and activities, shared musical instruments, and music lessons. Our hope is that these shared musical experiences will bring joy and healing and help to build bridges of understanding and expand the cultural and arts education for all.
We believe that valuing and honoring the arts and culture of new refugees is an important part of the integration process. Music has the unique ability to form bonds among all kinds of people regardless of age, nationality, or gender and know that it does not require a common language or skill set to be shared and enjoyed.
World Refugee Day Performances and Interactive Musical Event
Tej Desai demonstrating the Indian Tabla drums for refugee children at the Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest and HeartBEATS summer camp.
Listen to Mlinda, an amazingly talented refugee musician and singer playing a gently used guitar from one of our generous donors.