From records and tapes to CDs and downloads, music has a been a part of my life ever since I can remember and it surrounds me on a daily basis. Over the years, I’ve become friends with musicians and artists from all genres and have worked with many more. To me, music is not only good for the soul, but good for community as well, and that couldn’t more true than with Music Movement.
Music Movement was founded in 2011 by Stacie Woolf D’Agostino. Stacie had a lifelong goal of creating an organization that would help children with Autism and learning differences… a group of people who are dedicated to making these children’s lives better.
Music Movement is 100% volunteer-based and the people involved are just as committed as Stacie. With core goals that are not only focused on the cause but dedicated to music, their mission statement is straight to the point.
Use the power of music to enrich the lives of children and young adults with Autism and learning differences on a broad scale.”
With programs, events, and scholarships, Music Movement reaches youth across the country with financial assistance and musical instruments.
Last May, Music Movement held their inaugural charity concert in the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Looking around in the DFW area, Music Movement needed to find someone who was comfortable enough to perform in front of the large crowd… a young musician with Autism to perform as the event’s opening performance.
Ryan Derry (a member of Music Movement) received a response from Mary Altom, the owner of Sound Starts Music Therapy here in Frisco. Ryan was informed of a young man named Shawn Piper, and with only a few days before the concert, Ryan was able to coordinate the details of the show with country singer Billy Dawson.