Music Fills the Halls of Citra Center

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Citra Center's music studio helps residents discover the joys of creativity

Citra Center’s music studio helps residents discover the joys of creativity

While working to overcome the damages caused by addiction, it is important to have motivation and feelings of self-worth. The goal of Phoenix House Citra Center’s music program is to provide just that. Our fully functional professional music studio, located in Citra Center’s main building, was donated by singer-songwriter and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi. In 2010, she helped Phoenix Houses of Florida raise much-needed funds through a celebrity golf tournament, which allowed us to expand our existing services and create outstanding additional programs.

At Phoenix House Citra Center, interested residents can learn about music from the basics onward.  Musical training offered at Citra covers various methods and styles, and includes both reading and writing music, singing or playing an instrument, and recording musical works.  In order for an aspiring musician to “cover” an existing song, he or she is first required to write three original musical pieces. This prerequisite helps promote and encourage creativity while it fosters pride in personal achievement.

At Citra Center, our gender-specific residential treatment programs help men and women overcome drug and alcohol addiction, mend broken relationships, and become healthy, productive members of society. For adolescents and adults requiring a less intensive treatment experience, our outpatient programs in Tampa and Brandon help promote a healthy mind and healthy body as we work toward the rehabilitation of each individual’s life.

If someone you love is struggling with the effects of substance abuse, please call us—day or night—at 1 888 671 9392.  Help is just a phone call away.

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