Montreal Heart of the City Piano Program provides children in the Montréal community with opportunities to take piano lessons, which may otherwise not be possible due to financial barriers. MHCPP’s goal is to expose children to a variety of musical styles and to help them develop an appreciation for music. At the same time, we hope to empower children by encouraging them to develop their self-esteem and discipline. Our program strives to not only provide children with musical skills, but to also demonstrate to children what may be accomplished with practice and dedication.
Through weekly interactions, MHCPP hopes to foster the development of a mentor-type relationship between children and volunteers teachers. In turn, volunteers are given the opportunity to get involved in the community and to gain social awareness.