iAM MUSIC is an ecosystem founded by artists for artists serving as a creative hub for collaboration.
We empower and connect youth, elevate and showcase career-minded musicians, and host events to stimulate local creative economy. We are always innovating and evolving to stay current with the greater music community.
The Phoenix Program
The Phoenix program is a peer-led, life skills curriculum offered exclusively by Young People in Recovery to criminal justice organizations, drug courts, and other social service agencies to help people of all ages who have been involved with the criminal justice system and who struggle with addiction to drugs or alcohol or are in recovery from a substance use disorder. Participants in the Phoenix program improve their dedication to their individualized recovery program; are more engaged with a peer group that supports their recovery; and become better able to access resources that assist their recovery like housing, education, and employment.
UpBeat-Arizona Arts in Schools
UpBeat was established using Lead Guitar’s model of partnering with highly in-need public schools to build permanent music programs. Like guitar, percussion instruments have broad appeal; they appear in every imaginable genre of music and can be played effectively as a soloist or in ensemble. More importantly for our purposes, though, one can use them as a tool to teach the critical fundamentals of music to kids who are not signing up for more traditional in-school music classes and particularly in schools where no music classes exist at all.