Bringing Mindfulness and Music to Schools

About the Project

Why Mindful Music Moments?

These are stressful times for our youth. In order for them to grow and learn, we need to help them calm their bodies and minds. Mindfulness activities, even in small doses, are shown to be extraordinarily successful in helping students find a sense of safety and balance. This not only helps them in school, but also helps them create resilience over the rest of their lives. Childhood stress is shown to negatively impact future mental and physical health and wellness for a lifetime.

City Silence's Mindful Music Moments has become a daily ritual at the Academy of World Languages in Cincinnati, OH. Every morning, students, teachers and administrators at this K-8 school, with more than 50% ESL learners from all over the world, start their day by listening to an excerpt of classical music and take time to calm their minds and focus for the day ahead. 

What will your donation support?

Your donation will help bring Mindful Music Moments to more children in more schools in Cincinnati and other cities. We are partnering with both the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Opera to provide classical music and opera tracks. Our partnership with the Cincinnati Opera will also allow for Mindful Music Moments to support patients at UCMC and the elderly. We already have more than 20 schools and social service agencies lined up to add Mindful Music Moments to their day.

Double your impact!

Thanks to an Interact for Health matching grant, your donation will be doubled*. So whether you can give $5 or $50 or $500, you know you are making a difference in the lives of children.

Thanks also to ArtsWave and generous individuals for project development support.

For more information, visit http://citysilence.org/participate/become-a-mindful-music-moments-school-partner.

*Interact for Health will match grants up to $2000.


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $8,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $25 or more

    We will send you an MP3 file of one of our classical clips and a Mindful Music Moment prompt sheet so you can follow along with one of our schools and listen to a piece of music by Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Brahms or Copland.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    We will double your calm! We will send you two full weeks of Mindful Music Moments music and prompts.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    You will receive your very own, specially designed "Breathe" pendant to help you remember mindful breathing, any time you need it.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    You will receive a recorded, custom mindful meditation just for you by Founder Stacy Sims. She will find out a few things about you and create a 10 minute guided journey for you to listen to as often as you like.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    $500 brings an average of 500 school children daily Mindful Music Moments for half a school year. Be a hero! We will get you a guest pass to visit the site and make sure your name, if you wish, is known to students and parents alike.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,000 or more

    Your donation will allow an entire school (average of 500 children) to enjoy an entire year of Mindful Music Moments, every darn day. We will write your name in the proverbial sky (on the MMM Prompt sheets) and in all other places we can list you.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
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