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  logo 0    Join us as we support the amazing culture of New Orleans. Tipitinas is a staple of cultutre that has endured and been a positive part of helping kids through music education for decades. We offer our support through donation of gear and fundraisers. Tipitina’s Foundation supports Louisiana and New Orleans irreplaceable music community and preserves the state’s unique musical cultures. The Foundation grew out of the Tipitina’s music venue, a revered New Orleans cultural icon that continues to be instrumental in the development and promotion of Louisiana music around the world. Tipitina’s Foundation promotes childhood music education, the professional development of adult musicians, and the increased profile and viability of Louisiana music as a cultural, educational, and economic resource.

 mobileheader  Something dear to our heart is this amazing foundation. Supported by the Autistic students at SMI, Holly creates an event once ayear at The Knitting Factory that helps raise money for education in the community.

The ISAAC Foundation’s beginning is a powerful story of love, loss and a mother’s unbridled passion to turn her personal tragedy into an opportunity to help families, similar to her own, struggling with the social, emotional and financial hardships of having a loved one affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Channeling her grief, Holly Lytle founded the ISAAC Foundation in memory of her son, Isaac, who passed away unexpectedly on February 8, 2007. The organization is a grass-roots 501c3 nonprofit located in Spokane, Washington whose mission is to enhance the lives of its region’s autism community through educational, emotional and financial support programs so that individuals with autism and their families are given the tools needed to be active, secure and engaged members of our community.

With the leadership of Holly Lytle, passionate staff and board members, and dedicated community partners, The ISAAC Foundation currently supports the educational, emotional, therapeutic needs of thousands of individuals and families in the Inland Northwest.

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Say Music

By providing instruments free of charge and scholorships in music instruction, Say Music gives kids a goal to achieve and something positive to focus their time and energy on

Individual lessons help instructors connect with kids in meaningful ways to send the message that they mater. Trusting a kid with an instrument reinforces that they are trustworthy and capable of responsibility. Say Music wants kids to know that they are worthy of good things. Providing an alternate path for kids to connect to their world, Say Music uses music education as a creative outlet to build kids up and fight against the destructive messages the world sends to tear kids down. Music connects people regardless of gender, race, culture, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. Studies have proven that music education helps students become more sucessful in school and life ingeneral. Secondary students who participate in band or orchestra reported the lowest lifetime use of substances (alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs). Students with course work in music performance and appreciation scored at least 40 points higher on nearly every section of the SAT.

Individual and personalized music instruction help reach the goal of tapping into  child's natural aptitutde for music and helping him or her develop a passion for music.