About Us

TMTLogoBLACKonWHITE_400OUR MISSION

The Music Tree is an inspirational organization, working to foster musical and ecological growth in our communities.

The Music Tree is dedicated to raising awareness of ecological community projects through fundraising concerts and events. Changing the world for the better can only happen from the inside out.

By nature, music has the power to gather, entertain and inspire slumsoccer1people. With that power, and individual commitment, our ability to transform communities becomes limitless.

WHAT WE DO

The Music Tree is a not-for-profit foundation based in Vancouver, BC. The foundation has completed projects in countries on 4 continents, granting more than $20,000 to community-based non-profit organizations.

With the help of our donors, slumsoccer3The Music Tree has supported both entrepreneurial waste recovery and a women’s catering service in Kenya, funded youth urban agriculture projects in East Vancouver, planted trees in rural Peru, and turned a trash heap into a soccer pitch in Nairobi.

The Music Tree is always looking for meaningful partnerships with organizations who share our goals and values, as well as support from those who share our mission to improve communities worldwide.

OUR FOUNDERS

Levon KendallIMG_7622
A Canadian kid born and raised in Vancouver, Levon has pursued an international career in basketball for 11 years. A scholarship athlete, he graduated with a degree in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh. Levon is currently playing professionally in the Cayman Islands, and as a member of Team Canada has represented his country in 100+ games at tournaments on 3 continents.
Thanks to his musician father, Simon, Levon was surrounded by music since birth. With his mother, Pauline, 9 year-old Levon protested clearcut logging at Clayoquot Sound. A deep-rooted lover of music and the environment strengthens Levon’s commitment to effect global change.

Aaron Ross
Aaron is a well travelled singer/songwriter who draws inspiration from everywhere he travels. A 3rd generation East Vancouver boy, he as since explored Montreal, South America, Asia, Europe and the USA. Aaron funded his early travels and musical apprenticeship by planting trees in the hinterland of British Columbia. Currently, Aaron is the frontman for the contagiously groovy band “The Boom Booms”. He has seen, first hand, music’s ability to bring people together and Aaron believes that with his expertise and networking ability, The Music Tree will be a seed of change, helping to cultivate a better world through music.

HOW TO HELP

Donate to The Music Tree

Inquire about sponsorship opportunities

Come to:
THE MUSIC TREE EAST VAN FUNDRAISER
July 2015 at Strathcona Park

In 2011, The Music Tree held its first fundraising event: “The Boom Boom Block Party”, raising $6500. The following year, we doubled our take, raising $13,000 for our grantee organizations.

Friends, family members and fans have been our major donors to date. This year we are expanding our event into a landmark outdoor concert in Strathcona Park and reaching out to the larger community for support.

Playing Music, Connecting Communities, & Changing our World