"Music is the medicine of the mind."
Legacy Music Inc. is a nonprofit 501c3 organization providing musical instruction and "instruments for keeps" to support at-risk youth. The youth we serve are faced with various mental health conditions including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Some of our students are foster youth and those rescued from human trafficking.
Our instruction is provided through individual or group therapy integrated with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Denise Leonard, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Legacy Music Inc., began her career with at-risk-youth at Summitview Child & Family Services, Inc. in Placerville, California. In her work, she recognized the therapeutic healing of music while engaging youth in guitar lessons, songwriting, and group-sing a-longs. Moved by the positive impact of music with these children, Denise was inspired to create Legacy Music integrating her musical and educational experience.