PUSH PLAY SING!

Providing instant hands-on access to creating music for anyone regardless of age or ability.

 
 

"I believe that music can help people through anything, it can express many emotions, and we're using that power for good." - Duke Crawford, Volunteer

 
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Our Mission

We facilitate music-making for high-need populations through the use of adaptive technology, giving anyone the opportunity to Push, Play, and Sing!

 

Our Programs

Mobile, automated, and wireless, our music workshops come straight to you and provide you with instant access to creating music. We specialize in high-need populations and work with participants in group and one-on-one environments. All instruments are harmonically programmed to eliminate any need for prior experience, you simply pick up and play. 

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Our Impact

Since 2014 we've hosted workshops in various schools, assisted living centers, hospitals, and nursing homes. Our specialized programs are designed to adapt to the specific needs of each population and foster a genuine sense of creative independence.

 

300+

workshops hosted

Each workshop gives participants the opportunity to try out different instruments, play music with their peers, and express themselves independently. 

 

500+

individuals served

Regardless of age or ability, we meet all of our musicians where they're at to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to express themselves in a safe and welcoming environment.

 
 

1000+

hours of recorded music

Each workshop is recorded so that participants have the opportunity to share their compositions with family and friends. 

 

Our Team

 

 
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Berk Ozturk

Berk first conceptualized Push Play Sing as a high school student, where he was inspired by the musical talents of his peers with disabilities. After earning his Master's in Music Technology from NYU, Berk returned to North Carolina to bring his passion for music in the community to life. When not hosting Push Play Sing workshops, Berk writes original music as a producer and also enjoys riding his bike around Carrboro.

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Max Puhala

After writing an touring with original bands for over a decade, Max chose to step off the stage and hand his instruments to those in need. He mastered audio engineering as a studio producer in Durham, and brought that expertise to Push Play Sing. When not hosting workshops, Max teaches K-12 music and directs bucket drumming programs for at-risk youth.

 
 

Get in Touch

If you would like to learn more about our programs and/or schedule a workshops with us, please fill out the form below. 

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