Renovation of the Northwest Music Hall has made tremendous progress. As the Music Project grew, it needed a central site for music therapy programs and dedicated storage for instruments. It’s been a labor of love for all involved — and one made possible by supporters like you.
The (New) Music Therapy Room
The smallest of the three theaters at the Northwest Music Hall began conversion in May. It was once used by churches and theater groups. Under CEO Roger Pawley’s direction, staff removed seats and scrubbed floors. Participants from Music YoU JAM, a Wednesday night youth group, volunteered too. They prepped walls with wire brushes and vinegar. Painting began from floor to ceiling. Aisles were leveled for carpeting. Electrical work began. Outlets were installed. Guitar racks were mounted. Old clothing racks were reused for drums. A parachute gained new life as a canopy. Instruments moved back in. Today, the space is used by both Music YoU JAM programs for youth and adults and for the Music Project’s community performances. It’s also a dedicated space for Music Therapists, interns and practicum students to plan, prepare and implement music therapy programming in Snohomish County.
Next Renovation Project
Large spaces are disorienting, especially for seniors with aging-related disorders. The group spaces wouldn’t work. They’re huge. Ideas floated around for building a room in the theater. It was simply too complex. Instead, an old storage closet was emptied. A half wall partition was knocked out. A little (a lot) of love and some home fixtures were set aside. In fact, it will be ready by January.