Free Music Instruction & Mentoring for Children Affected by Parental Incarceration

Our programs are designed to develop students’ patience, perseverance, and discipline through practice, problem-solving skills, and teamwork. SWAN students build these skills that will help them excel in school and throughout their lives.

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Instruments (new & used) are provided for our students by community members and donations.

Free Lessons

Weekly private or group lessons are taught by qualified music instructors.


Students participate in service and community performances throughout the year.

Progress Check-In

A professional music instructor and program director meet one-on-one with students to keep everyone on track.

Music Ensembles

Students are placed in ensembles and learn to perform together.


One-on-one and group mentoring occur during lessons and performances.

Summer Program

Our summer camp meets daily Monday – Thursday, providing music instruction, enrichment classes, and mentoring. It culminates in several community performances.


Summer Camp

Rising Stars Music Program

Our Rising Stars program combines the power, joy, and beauty of music-making with immediate access to mental health counseling and mentoring. This comprehensive after-school and summer camp program includes private and group music lessons, homework assistance, spiritual development, art classes, and mental health mentoring and counseling.


Where We Serve

Lancaster & Red Lion, PA

Lessons take place in school buildings and the Lancaster Youth Intervention Center.


It takes me away from all my worries and cares. It makes me feel worthwhile.

Bryanna, vocal student

Enroll a Student in SWAN

We are currently enrolling children ages 6-17 in Lancaster and Red Lion, PA. Visit our enrollment page for more information.

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