We are working with some of our most
vulnerable neighbors: Children of Incarcerated Parents.
To provide life-changing intervention for children whose parent(s) have a history of incarceration by mentoring them through the disciplines of music lessons and performance
To give America’s most vulnerable children hope and a life changing experience thus improving their lives, our communities, economy and culture
Founder, Executive Director
Diana earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. At PCPA she studied with the famed teacher, Dorothy DeLay and was a regular performer for the DeLay master classes at the Aspen Music Festival. Diana has performed as a member of the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, The Philly Pops Orchestra and the Canton Symphony. She served as assistant concertmaster of the International Lyric Festival Opera Orchestra in Italy, and as a substitute for the Saint Louis Symphony under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. In addition to performing, Diana has taught private violin lessons, music theory and ensemble classes over the past 30 years. One of her student ensemble groups, Volante, was featured on CBS, “The Early Show”, 12/31/04. Volante performed all throughout their community and were filmed by CBS while performing at a local public elementary school. In 2008, Diana formed Avalare Strings, a quartet that performs various genres of music (classical, folk, contemporary and classic rock) for special events.
SWAN’s board members are Biblical Christians dependent on God’s Word, His grace, wisdom and provision to carry SWAN onward.
As SWAN students learn the disciplines of music they are also exposed to Biblical mentoring and Gospel truths. Character qualities such as discipline, patience, faithfulness, self-control, and perseverance are taught in an encouraging and loving environment.