SWAN is a Lancaster-based music & support group for children affected by parental incarceration. The school-aged children in our music programs receive free music lessons, ensemble training, performance opportunities, and mentoring from local music teachers.Watch Video
An abundance of research underscores how music improves a student’s focus, sharpens their reasoning skills, and raises IQ (intelligence quotient). Music relieves stress, improves emotional awareness, and social skills.
How the SWAN Program Works
We currently serve students ages 5-17 in Lancaster & Red Lion, PA school districts.
Students receive lessons in school buildings, the Lancaster Youth Intervention Center, and via virtual lessons.
Weekly lessons are given in either private or group settings.
All lessons are led by qualified music instructors.
Instruments (new & used) are provided for our students by community members and donations.
When I play music by myself, it sounds cool but when I play with others, it sounds amazing!”