Composing Toward a Dream: Nathaniel’s Story

Composing Toward a Dream: Nathaniel’s Story

At the age of 15, Nathaniel Randle achieved something many musicians spend their careers working toward: he composed the soundtrack to a play (a medley of all 11 compositions are above). Nathaniel didn’t set out to create soundtracks. In fact, he never believed composing could be anything more than a dream he kept to himself. … Read More

Healing Through the Lyrics: Amariah’s Journey

What begins as anxious curiosity grows into excitement when students embark upon the creative process. During our Shelter night program on June 16th, 2015, a 16 year-old girl named Amariah arrived at the David’s Harp facility for the first time.  After checking herself into the shelter that night, she was noticeably nervous as she walked … Read More

Beating the Odds: Joy’s Story

Joy’s story is a tale of perseverance. She didn’t have control of her circumstances; her family was unstable and moved continuously throughout her high school career. In total, she attended six high schools! Her freshman year began at San Diego’s Mira Mesa High, then onto Helix High. An abrupt move landed her at Jefferson High … Read More

From the Desk of the Executive Director

My name is Brandon Steppe and I am the Executive Director of The David’s Harp Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on inspiring, educating and empowering at-risk and homeless youth to achieve academic success through music education, sound engineering and multimedia production. We have been operating in the San Diego community for four years … Read More

Summer Bridge Program 2011

Over the summer, we ran our summer bridge program where the kids filmed and edited for a local organization, along with engineering the audio also. See the pictures and more after the jump.


It’s has been a long time coming… After months of waiting, and anticipating becoming a full-fledged  501(c)(3) non-profit, the letter finally came in the mail this past  March! And just in time too. It has been our dream to get our students a  studio space of their own for sometime now. Now that dream can … Read More