“It’s such a great outlet for them. The biggest thing for me is seeing that they’re all in it together getting their energy out in a positive way.”
Wayfinder Director of Residential Programs
Now in our second year, 317 Main partners with Wayfinder to implement the Lullaby Project, a songwriting program designed and supported by Carnegie Hall. Sorcha, in tandem with other 317 Main Teaching Artists, leads weekly sessions of singing, writing and sharing with new mothers to fulfill their high school graduation requirements in the Wayfinder Passages program. Students are not expected to have any musical experience, and the project focuses on the creative process of songwriting. Sessions include group singing, individual and group writing, song arrangement, and recording. 317 Main TAs provide instruction, class space, instruments, recording equipment, and Carnegie Lullaby Project materials. Sorcha leads group facilitation and also works with mothers one-on-one as they develop their own songs. 317 Main also records these original songs for mother’s to keep and share as they wish.