🎵 To foster a culture of love and connection through collaborative songwriting.
Beyond the diapers and feeding schedule is a tiny being in need of human connection. Hearing the soothing sound of a parent’s voice while being held and rocked imprints babies with love, safety, and a sense of belonging that accompanies them throughout their lives. In short, a lullaby plants seeds of love. What message would you like to share with your baby? We are here to help put your words to music.
The Lullaby Project, a project of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, pairs new and expecting parents and caregivers with professional artists to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies, supporting maternal health, aiding childhood development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child. In New York City, the Lullaby Project reaches parents in healthcare settings, homeless shelters, high schools, and correctional settings. Extending across the country and around the world, the Lullaby Project enables partner organizations to support families in their own communities.
The original Lullaby Project from Carnegie Hall is one of our official partners here in Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Chapter
Lullaby Project Pittsburgh began in August of 2022 with a team of musicians from Carnegie Mellon University. Our model involves trauma training, songwriting training, and culturally responsive pedagogy.
We are happy to partner with Dr. Tracey Vogel, an OB anesthesiologist with the Allegheny Health Network, as well as the Awareness Wellness Center in Shadyside. In each session, musicians and parents collaborate to write songs that speak to their hopes, fears, and dreams in parenthood.