1 + 1 = Music
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I HEART's 1+1= Music is a non-profit program that aims to educate, empower, and enable students artistically through music. In keeping with I HEART's mission to integrate independent artists and their community, it is our pledge to provide a unique opportunity to students of all ages regardless of financial restraints and facilitate the mentoring of tomorrow's artists by up-and-coming artists of today. We offer both full scholarships and sliding scale rates. Also, when a student who is capable of paying a reasonable full rate enrolls in classes they are assisting an underprivileged student by affording him or her the opportunity to participate in our music education program as well.
I HEART Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in August of 2007. I HEART has worked with and on behalf of organizations such as The Silverlake Music Conservatory, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, NY Coalition to End Hunger, OPCC Sojourn Services for Battered Women & Their Children, Cancer Schmancer, and Omaha Girls Rock!. We've produced creative events and charitable programs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, NYC and in Austin at SXSW.
I HEART Inc has been fortunate to enlist an amazing team of sponsors and supporters including Willie Nelson, Crosby Stills and Nash, Iron & Wine/Sub Pop Records, Rachel Maddow, Fran Drescher, Olivia Newton-John, Jackson Browne, Jack White, Bird & The Bee/Inara George, Jesca Hoop, Smart Water, Martin Guitars, Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios, Radio Hill Recorders, Hunnypot, Lurssen Mastering, GoodWin Entertainment, LA Weekly, Amoeba Records, Hotel Cafe and many more…
About Arrica Rose (Founder and President of I HEART Inc):
Arrica Rose was born and raised in Los Angeles but now also resides in the Bay Area. She's a professional musician/songwriter/vocalist teaching voice, songwriting, and performance technique as well as a combination thereof. Arrica began singing at a very young age for anyone who would listen and began taking music lessons (voice, songwriting, and piano) shortly thereafter. She graduated USC graduate (BA in Film Production and Film Composing) and has also studied music privately for over 20 years as well as at the esteemed Vocal Power Academy of Los Angeles.
Arrica Rose has professionally released several albums and has had her music licensed by Starbucks, NBC, The CW network, NikeWomen.com, and MTV. She's toured extensively playing to audiences across the country and sharing the stage with artists ranging from Conor Oberst, Inara George, Johnette Napolitano, Martha Wainwright, to Jackson Browne. She has experience teaching both adults and children, and enjoys teaching students of all levels. In addition to teaching privately and through I HEART's 1+1=Music program, She has experience teaching children through volunteer work with The Girls Rock Alliance.