Paola was 16, and grew up watching her father abuse her mother. But when she played the violin, "it would take me away, and I would forget I had problems." Paola is one of the many children who learned how to play instruments through LA's Harmony Project
, a program for at-risk kids. We talk to its founder, Margaret Martin
, about why the connection between kids and music is so special, and with Hal Weller
about a similar program for kindergarteners in Las Vegas.
Margaret Martin, founder, Harmony Project
Hal Weller, Founder, FAYM, and Founding Music Dir, Las Vegas Philharmonic