City of Houston: SAVE THE PIANOS
Update 2. Meeting with Mayor's Office Of Cultural Affairs Sep.19, 2016
Parties: Hellene Hiner (founder of Music Vision International, Craig Latson - Director of Education from Fort Bend Music Center, Vicki Wang - Director of Hobby Event Center, Debbie McNulty - Director of Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs)
Agenda: how to facilitate Save The Pianos project in City of Houston
Call for Three First Successors to Start ‘Save The Pianos’ Music Educational Piano Challenge in City of Houston.
Houston, TX, September 1, 2016
The City of Houston is now launching a citywide Piano Challenge for its residents.
If you are a public library, shelter, orphanage or educational organization and believe that piano lessons improve brainpower and should be accessible for all people, call us to receive our hardware, software, training and the opportunity to learn how to play piano, read music and perform on stage during the winter holiday season.
A piano self-learning station consists of a digital keyboard, a computer, a cable that connect both, piano learning computer games, free training program, curriculum and all of the learning materials necessary for successful and accelerated music / piano development in your community.
Your organization will need a regular size table and a chair to adopt our system.
Three piano + computer self-learning stations equipped with interactive music educational games for children and adults created by Houston resident Hellene Hiner are ready to serve more than 300 Houstonians and will be delivered to 3 successful public locations.
Amateur beginners from 2 to 99 and their families are invited to participate in piano challenge rolling project with a view to win prices and participate in final concert in Houston Jones Hall this holiday season.
Requirements for receiving the piano self-learning station:
- One station can serve 80+ people. We will be happy to help communities that has 80+ members.
- A station should be placed in public areas and be accessible to all members of the community at least 40 hours per week.
- Music Education volunteers initially do not have to be musically literate, but should be willing to receive free Soft Mozart training in order to help other members of community to use the program most effectively.
Your organization will need a regular size table and a chair to adopt our station.
One of Houston's largest piano stores is located at 3133 Southwest Freeway. The store has been around for decades, and the BIG piano in the sky, at 59 and Kirby, is one of Houston's oldest landmarks.
Today Fort Bend Music Center has made a major investment in music education utilizing the technology-driven, affordable pianos in addition to traditional wooden models with Soft Mozart being an integral part of the music education system.
With the city of Houston being a welcoming home for Hellene Hiner, the originator of the Hiner method and founder of Music Vision International, MVI want to give back and introduce a pilot project for the residents of the City of Houston in order to make music education a part of every family life.
For centuries, in America, piano has been a symbol of sophistication, culture, and proper upbringing within the elite group of people. Today with the technological progress and introduction of revolutionary Hiner method making music education affordable for everyone, we have an opportunity to popularize it.
City of Houston together with MVI and FBMC are providing a recurring event for the residents of the City of Houston called 'SAVE THE PIANOS.'
Music Vision International, LLC. [MVI] Aka Soft Mozart is a music education company created by Hellene Hiner, the originator of the Hiner Method in music education. MVI has developed unique software based on the Hiner Method, which allows anyone from age 2 and on to learn playing piano and read music joyfully with impressive measurable results.
Fort Bend Music Company (FBMC) is a historic landmark of Houston specializing on piano sales and music education.
- To popularize music education in the City of Houston
- To strengthen a sense of community in the City of Houston
- To improve overall quality of life of the residents of Houston
We estimate a minimum amount of 1,000 stations for the City of Houston and its vicinities.
The project has a rolling nature where implementation of each stage will be coordinated by participating parties.
We estimate first public event to be provided during 2016-2017 winter holidays.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARTICIPATING PARTIES
Music Vision International:
- Will provide complimentary software, digital files, and add-ons for each learning station
specified by Music Vision International.
- Will provide joint volunteer coordination
- Will provide publicity through available media outlets.
Keyboards, digital pianos, and cash donations will be provided by MVI and by sponsors. Contact us, if you would like to become a donor.
Fort Bend Music Center:
- Will provide free space for volunteer training and orientation.
- Will award special prizes for the winners of the Pi'ano
- Will provide volunteer training.
CITY OF HOUSTON SCOPE OF PARTICIPATION:
This project is a City of Houston initiative where the City of Houston announces "Save The Pianos" Challenge and provides the following support:
- Citywide publicity through the channels available to the City of Houston including but not limited to: TV, radio, newspapers, and social media outlets.
- Joint coordination of piano stations installations.
- Covering a cost of renting the Jones Hall for the Holiday Concert.
- Coordinating the Holiday Concert Event.
- Joint coordination of volunteer efforts.
- Have 2-3 key officials from the City of Houston take personal participation in the "Save the Pianos" Challenge by learning a piano piece and performing it at the final round of the challenge in a Jones Hall Holiday Concert.
Volunteers will be solicited among the residents of Houston in order to assist in the following activities:
- To assemble the stations.
- To help with basic Soft Mozart Learning System training.
City of Houston
Community Liaison | Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs
832. 393. 1099
Music Vision International:
Contact: Hellen Hiner
Phone: 713. 443. 8984
Fort Bend Music Center:
Contact: Craig Latson
Phone: 832. 500. 4320
Have questions? Comments? Let us know!