CHANGE AGENTS MUSICIANS PROGRAM
Music is the Art of Universal Communication
Full Spectrum Student Services has teamed with Kitrael Chin of Hearts for Music and Jamieson Bowman to offer a music experience for all children, no matter their musical ability or diagnosis. A setting where students with special needs and their "typical peers" can meet, learn an instrument, and perform music from all genres TOGETHER! We hope to partner with local music businesses and musicians to provide private and group lessons to students in Summit and Medina County.
Some of our musicians will play instruments, others may play digital or adaptive instruments, but every student will PLAY!
The program will be directed by Kitrael Chin, Founder of the Hearts for Music nonprofit and Jamieson Bowman of Violin Bowman Music Studio. Our Change Agents and any of their current, interested students will combine for community performances. We hope to have groups up and running in May!
Please fill out or google interest form below to get more information!
If you, or someone you know, would like to donate a new or used instrument to our program, please let us know!
HEARTS FOR MUSIC
Hearts for Music is a Special Orchestral/Instrumental Ensemble for Individuals with Special Needs.
Hearts For Music is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to provide opportunities and avenues for individuals with special needs wanting to pursue their love for creating and performing music in a professional ensemble setting. At the core of Hearts for Music, is an orchestra made up of 20 to 25 children and/or young adults with a variety of special needs such as Down’s or Autism. By manipulating and playing a combination of acoustic instruments, digital instruments and adaptive instruments, the Hearts For Music Special Needs Orchestra will tackle a broad range of musical works ranging from classical symphonies to modern pop and rock. Call us at: (330) 298-5549 or toll free at 1-888-687-4218.
Kitrael Chin is the President, Director and Founder of Hearts For Music, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, Canada and a degree in Music Therapy from Shenandoah University in Virginia, USA. In addition to being a professional Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) with over 17 years of clinical experience, he has a specialty certificate in Hospice and Palliative Care Music Therapy from the New York Center for End-of-Life Care (HPMT).
Over the years, Kitrael has been blessed with the joy and privilege of working with many kids and young adults displaying a wide range of disabilities ranging from mild to severe MRDD to cerebral palsy and Autism. Kitrael lives in Mantua with one very patient wife, two moody teenagers, and one fat cat. Kitrael has been and continues to be the pianist and worship leader at Hilltop Christian Church in Mantua, Ohio since 2008. Kitrael Chin is the creator and owner of Musical Fingers LLC, a N.E. Ohio Music Therapy and Music Education company. In his spare time, he is an avid snowboarder and is the proud professional keyboardist for First Snow Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tribute Band.
Assistant Music Director
Jamieson Bowman began playing the violin at the age of two. Although his mother had no formal music training, using the Suzuki Method, Jamieson’s Mom helped him quickly learn to play the full repertoire of Suzuki violin music. As a high school junior he played at Carnegie Hall in New York City and later attended the College of Wooster. Jamieson is a versatile musician who is comfortable playing any style of music. He has played with bands focusing on Irish music, Cajun Zydeco, Big Band, Americana, Rock, Funk and Classical. He is currently the violinist for Elec Simon (Lead Percussionist for the Cleveland Cavaliers and former member of “Stomp” on Broadway). Jamieson has been honored for teaching violin in Chicago where he created the Quality Time Music School. Jamieson looks forward to a joyful, music filled journey with your family.