Swallow Hill’s Community Outreach programs bring the joy of music to the lives of people every day; from Little Swallows early childhood music classes and music therapy programs for older adults, veterans and children and adults living with developmental and mental health challenges to interactive performances and enrichment programs in our public schools. Swallows Hill’s talented team of 60 professional musicians and teachers are bringing music into the community—increasing music access to diverse audiences by meeting people where they are.
Spreading the joy of music
Swallow Hill is the only organization providing formal music education in Denver’s low-income preschools. Our Little Swallows program introduces three- and four-year-olds to the world of music-making through a general music curriculum filled with songs, creative movement, rhymes, percussion instruments, and other activities. Watch the video to see our budding musicians in action and learn how you can support this important programming.
Support Our Mission
When you buy a concert ticket, enroll in a class, join as a member, or make a donation, you are spreading the joy of music far beyond the walls of Swallow Hill. We believe that high-quality musical experiences should be accessible to everyone. Learn more about how to support our mission by clicking the button below.
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Little Swallows is our general music program that introduces preschool-aged children to the world of music-making. In addition to hosting classes at our three locations, we have expanded the program to low-income preschools in the metro Denver area. During the 2017-2018 school year, Little Swallows was in the following schools: McGlone Academy, John H. Amesse Elementary School, Florida Pitt-Waller, Godsman Elementary, Green Valley Elementary, Trevista at Horace Mann, Warren Village, and MHCD-Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being.
Click here to watch our Little Swallows in action and learn how you can support high-quality musical experiences for all.
INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO
Strum, beat, and play your way through the Swallow Hill Music Instrument Petting Zoo! We provide a hands-on experience for kids and adults – led by our knowledgeable staff of ‘zookeepers.’ The entire family can try out ukuleles, hand drums, guitars, mandolins, banjos, fiddles, mini-pianos, and more. We provide the instruments and you provide the curiosity.
Swallow Hill provides free concerts in partnership with organizations like the Riverfront Park Association, Clyfford Still Museum, and more.
Swallow Hill Music at Commons Park brings live music to Denver’s Commons Park on select Sunday evenings throughout the summer. These free live concerts from La Pompe Jazz, Red Ninja, Bonnie & The Clydes, and Tallgrass are produced in partnership with the Riverfront Park Association to help provide a summer soundtrack to the heart of Denver. More info.
For the past 5 summer, Swallow Hill has partnered with Clyfford Still Museum for free concerts on the lawn of the museum throughout the summer. More info.
School assemblies can take place at your school, community center, or our Yale location. Options range from Colorado History Through Song to Modern Music.
We provide music therapy programming in partnership with Alzheimer’s Association, Brent’s Place, and Developmental Pathways. Music therapy interventions can be designed to promote wellness, manage stress, alleviate pain, enhance memory, improve communication, and express feelings. Through these partnerships, board certified music therapist Amy Sweetin uses various music therapy interventions to encourage expression and promote healing to people suffering from memory loss, children and adults with developmental disabilities, and those dealing with cancer.