A Child Advocate’s Perspective – Fall 2021
A Child Advocate’s Perspective – Fall 2021
October 15, 2021

by Amanda Fontaine, Student and Family Resource Specialist, Carter MacRae Elementary School Music is a powerful tool, and SWAN harnesses it to empower students. As I have...

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Meet Our Team: Brooke Beazley
Meet Our Team: Brooke Beazley
September 14, 2021

We’d like to introduce one of our team members, program director Brooke Beazley. I am a cellist and began studying the cello at the age of...

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Off to College!
Off to College!
September 8, 2021

Former SWAN student and teacher Bryanna Still had a stellar freshman year at Edinboro University studying music and art therapy. She chose that major because music...

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Students Receive Cheers
Students Receive Cheers
August 27, 2021

Our students recently performed outside of The Ware Center for Lancaster’s “Music Friday.” It was an impactful time for them as live performances, especially outdoors, often bring surprises....

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Meet Our Team: Lauren Reyes
Meet Our Team: Lauren Reyes
August 17, 2021

We’d like to introduce one of our team members, music teacher, and board president Lauren Reyes. “I began taking piano lessons in first grade, and then started...

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Great Viola Lesson
Great Viola Lesson
August 9, 2021

A new SWAN viola student is showing tremendous progress in just a few lessons. She’s been quick to apply Miss. Jackson’s instructions to fix and relearn...

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Meet Our Team: Margaret Jackson
Meet Our Team: Margaret Jackson
July 13, 2021

We’d like to introduce one of our team members, music teacher Margaret Jackson. “I play the violin, viola, piano, and sing. Violin was my first instrument...

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Summer Youth Experience Grant Awarded!
Summer Youth Experience Grant Awarded!
July 7, 2021

The Lancaster Rotary and United Way partnered to invest in our SWAN students because they believe in their ability to be leaders. We couldn’t agree more...

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A Student’s Perspective – Summer 2021
A Student’s Perspective – Summer 2021
June 21, 2021

McKayla is a delightful eight-year-old that has been studying ukulele with SWAN teacher, Lauren Reyes, for several years. She’s energetic, loves to kid around, and can...

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Meet Our Team: George Yellak
Meet Our Team: George Yellak
June 15, 2021

We’d like to introduce one of our team members, music teacher George Yellak. “I began taking music lessons at the age of 12 and played the...

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