Our Story

Our Story Having benefitted from free music education that eventually led to a successful career as a composer and pianist, Michael Allen Harrison responded to state-led budget cuts by forming a non-profit and embarking on the daunting task of raising money and awareness for the importance of music education. Today, the love of Marietta Harrison […]

Meet Zebbie


Meet Zebbie “Play It Forward made me realize that piano and instruments are amazing,” she says. “I love playing piano. I can play it for hours on end.” Zebbie, as everyone calls her, learned of PIF through an employee of her former middle school and signed up with the program more than a year ago. […]

Music and the Mind

Music Molds the Mind, Experts Say Instrument lessons accelerate brain’s development. Experts on music and learning say playing an instrument can be more than just fun, it might also be the key to unlocking a child’s mental and social potential. Numerous studies have concluded that playing the piano improves hand-eye coordination; helps children grasp mathematical […]