News & Updates

Music Lessons Begin in La Placita


Music lessons began In mid-September at the location of the future Youth Center in La Placita. Our first volunteer teacher is working with a small groups of primary school children from the area.

Teachers Planned for La Ticla


These are the young adults from the neighboring indigenous town of El Duin. They are planning to help teach the children at the primary school in La Ticla music lessons and band performance.

Returning to Aquila


On our next visit, we plan to setup lesson schedules and coordinate activities with music teachers and deliver sound systems for the school in La Ticla and future home of the Youth Center in La Placita.

New Reservations Visited


On our recent visit in October, we visited the indigenous reservation towns of Palmaro and Ostula, both very impoverished communities in Aquila. View the photo journal from the visit.

Zapote Instrument Setup


These are short clips of the children, parents and town leaders helping set up the instrument. Location a short distance from La Ticla in Aquila, Zapote is the latest indigenous town to join the Hope & Music program.

San Pedro Harp Maker


Located in the remote forests of Coastal Aquila, Michoacán - surrounded by exotic and rare hardwood trees, I met craftsman that build harps, or the Arpa in the Mexican tradition.