1 + 1 = Music

all contributions greatly appreciated!

I HEART's 1+1= Music is a non-profit program (operating in both Los Angeles and Oakland, CA) that aims to educate, empower, and enable students artistically through music. In keeping with I HEART's mission to integrate independent artists and their communities, it is our pledge to provide a unique opportunity to students regardless of financial restraints and facilitate the mentoring of tomorrow's artists by the up-and-coming artists of today. Our classes and programs are all taught by active artists seeking to give back to their community through teaching their craft while still continuing to pursue their own artistic goals. Any donation to 1+1= Music thereby benefits both the students and artists participating in our program. It is our belief that active artists make the most knowledgeable instructors and mentors, creating a well-rounded curriculum that draws on first-hand experience and encourages students to understand the language of music in a bigger picture context. We offer full scholarships, standard and sliding scale rates. When a student who is capable of paying a full rate enrolls in classes he or she is subsidizing an underprivileged student by allowing him or her the opportunity to enroll in our music education program at a reduced rate. It is our belief that a thriving community is an integrated one that affords opportunities to all of its constituents. Our partnerships with local artists, businesses, benefactors, and schools within the community contribute to making this ideal and this program possible.


I HEART Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in August of 2007. I HEART has worked with and on behalf of organizations such as The Silverlake Music ConservatoryHealth Alliance for Austin MusiciansNY Coalition to End HungerOPCC Sojourn Services for Battered Women & Their ChildrenCancer Schmancer, and Omaha Girls Rock!. We've produced creative events and charitable projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, NYC and in Austin at SXSW.

I HEART has been fortunate to enlist an amazing team of sponsors and supporters including Willie Nelson, Crosby Stills and Nash, Iron & Wine/Sub Pop Records, Rachel Maddow, Fran Drescher, Olivia Newton-John, Jackson Browne, Jack White, Bird & The Bee/Inara George, Jesca Hoop, Smart Water, Martin Guitars, Dan Akroyd's Crystal Head Vodka, Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios, Radio Hill Recorders, LA Weekly, Amoeba Records, Hotel Cafe and many more… 

About Arrica Rose (Founder and President of I HEART):
Arrica Rose was born and raised in Los Angeles but now also resides in the Bay Area. She's a professional musician/songwriter/vocalist teaching voicesongwriting, piano, recording arts and performance technique as well as a combination thereof. Arrica began singing and songwriting at a very young age and taking music lessons shortly thereafter. She's now a USC graduate (BA in Film Production and Film Composing) and has also studied music privately for over 20 years.

Arrica has also professionally released several albums and has had her music licensed by StarbucksNBCThe CW networkNikeWomen.com, and MTV. She's toured extensively playing to audiences across the country and sharing the stage with artists ranging from Conor OberstInara GeorgeJohnette NapolitanoMartha Wainwright, to Jackson Browne. She has experience teaching both adults and children, and enjoys teaching students of all levels. In addition to teaching privately and through I HEART's 1+1=Music program, she has experience teaching children through her volunteer work with The Girls Rock Alliance.

Scholarship Application please scan and return to arrica@iheartinc.com 2.26 MB