Music Doing Good is committed to “Creating a world where we all live in concert” and to achieve this aim, we’re happy to work in partnership with local organizations like the Houston Symphony!

Houston Symphony’s Education and Community Programming department presents a wide array of activities inside and outside Jones Hall, enabling the Symphony to engage Houstonians of all ages and backgrounds and make music a relevant, accessible and integral part of their lives.

Music Doing Good with Instruments was recently contacted by Education and Community Programming managers, Emily Nelson and Joshua Dada about a local family making a ‘journey out of homelessness into harmony’. Nakia Sims maintains her commitment to providing her two young daughters with a stable home environment as well as educational and enrichment opportunities in the face of remarkable challenges, including losses in a home fire.

She says, “Toys come and go as we saw after our re. I push my daughters to study hard and I am grateful that my daughters attend the renamed Mandarin Immersion Magnet School, which has been given a diversity award and an A rating. It was like magic watching my daughters get excited about attending violin class after the Houston Symphony’s dynamic team gave them a tour following the October 15, 2016 ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ performance.”

We were happy to meet the Sims family at the most recent Family Concert “The 12 Days of Christmas” on December 3, 2016 at Jones Hall, and to surprise them with early Christmas gifts for both Hadas’sah and Azania to help them continue their studies!