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Here, we believe that every person deserves to take creative risks and share their unique perspective with the world. Join us in finding your voice, in writing your song, in painting your one-of-a-kind masterpiece, and so much more. We invite you to explore and connect with our community through artistic collaborations in a supportive and safe environment. Let’s create TOGETHER!


The Notes from the Heart Music Program began when a group of musical artists and music lovers in the Pittsburgh area came together with a desire to create a summer program that would bring the joy of music to children and adults with disabilities and chronic illness. Performance, education, appreciation, creativity, and enjoyment are our five hallmarks that bring fulfillment to those attending these camps. Participating in The Woodlands’ Notes from the Heart programs allows participants to find their voice and channel choice to engage in self-expression.

Ages 14-25: June 25-30
Participants are provided with a comprehensive experience that enables them to explore the universal expression of music, find joy in making music, and the accomplishment of participating in a musical performance. The hallmark of the Notes from the Heart Music Program for teens is the spectacular “Bringing out the Stars”* concert, which culminates the weeklong summer camp, and celebrates accomplishments with family, friends, and members from the community. The Notes from the Heart Music Camps are one-of a-kind experience and a destination for teens with disability and a strong interest in music.

Ages 26 and older: June 18-23
Participants continue to nurture their musical interests as they engage in composition, small ensemble performances, solo performance, and concentrated instrumental study. Participants do not need to have attended the youth & teen camp in order to join the camp for Adults. This week at camp encourages participants to find strengths, passions and skills to achieve their personal and musical goals. Hard work of participants is showcased in the final performance, “The Starlight Serenade.”*


Music Makers is a virtual class designed to give participants a basic understanding of music and to inspire an appreciation for music from a variety of genres and styles! Guided by veteran instructor, Kory Antonacci, participants will connect through thoughtful discussion and exploration of wide-ranging musical content. This class is open to all ages and does not have a culminating performance attached.

Spring 2023 Term (January 26-April 6): Thursdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm via Zoom

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An extension of the Notes from the Heart Music Camp, The Woodlands Music Ensemble is an adapted group experience for Children, Youth, Teens and Adults. We work together to expand their talents by playing a variety of instruments while learning from peers as well. The group learns music skills including songwriting, music reading, and music performance, while having fun working with friends and creating music. Participants engage in vocal, instrumental instruction, culminating in opportunities to perform. While a current musical skillset is not required, a genuine interest in music (singing, instrument playing, and music appreciation) will allow a participant to have the most successful experience.

Spring 2023 Term (January 23-April 17): Mondays from 6:00pm-7:30pm at The Woodlands


In this brand-new program, participants will explore different types of art while they develop, grow, and refine their artistic skills. This class is open to artists of all ages and skill level! We will focus on photography, self-portraiture, and use local, national, and international artists as references of our work. Be prepared to have fun, come out of your shell, and express yourself! The studio class will culminate with an exhibit on April 9 where artists will showcase their work to the Woodlands community and beyond!

Spring 2023 Term (January 25-April 5): Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm at The Woodlands



The Woodlands Art Here is a seasonal exhibit featuring the artists of The Woodlands.

Saturday, May 6, 2023 Gallery opening invitation only.

View the 2022 Virtual Gallery Here!

Join us as we celebrate a term of musical skills building, songwriting, and fun at the Spring Music Ensemble Spring Performance on Monday, April 17 at The Woodlands.

Monday, April 17, 2023 at 6:30 pm at The Woodlands.

Friday, June 23rd, 2023 at The Woodlands.

More information to come. Stay tuned!

Friday, June 30, 2023 at The Woodlands.

More information to come. Stay tuned!