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Community Programs

At Play It Forward Music Foundation, we believe that everyone should have access to quality music education, instruments, and opportunities to perform regardless of background, race, religion, language or orientation. By including everyone in music, communities pave the way for people to form connections, to listen, and build respect through the shared experience of sound. Play it Forward Music Foundation’s community initiatives have had a positive impact on the community. We work to bring music to people who would not otherwise have access including those who exist at the margins of society.

Play it Forward Music Foundation hosts a variety of activities and services throughout Sonoma County from showcasing the talents of budding musicians to fostering a sense of community through music. 

Music Mondays

Music Mondays offers women and children at-risk of, or currently experiencing homelessness the opportunity to sing, drum, strum a ukulele or just sit back and enjoy the music provided by some of Sonoma County’s talented female musicians.  A qualified music instructor simultaneously engages visiting children through song, rhythm and instrument exploration.  We know that both active and passive participation in music making helps us heal, and we believe that the process can be cathartic and inspirational. Through this program our featured musicians offer women and their children humanity and comfort during moments of distress.  We are honored to collaborate with The Living Room as we bring music to our county’s most vulnerable women.

Venue & Festival Collaborations

A young vocalist performing at the Railroad Music Festival

Play it Forward Music Foundation’s partners with The Railroad Square Music Festival, The Lost Church, and the Phoenix Theater to provide students and amateur musicians the opportunity to showcase their talents in concerts, open-mic events, and live performances on stage. These collaborations have provided valuable opportunities for aspiring musicians to develop their musical and performance skills and pursue their passion for music while connecting to a greater musical community. 

The Porch Fest

The Porch Fest Concert Series: Play it Forward Music Foundation helped local musicians and performers generate revenue during the Covid-19 pandemic, by organizing live-streamed porch concerts. This initiative not only supported the local music community but also helped to unite the community during a time of isolation and uncertainty.

Two young musicians performing together on bass and guitar.

The Living Room

The front of The Living Room Life Center

Play it Forward Music Foundation orchestrated weekly singing performances for women experiencing crisis and homelessness at The Living Room Day Center for Women and Children. Children at the day center were engaged in an interactive music class, led through song, rhythm and instrument exploration.


P.O. Box 2752
Sebastopol, CA 95473

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