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Music Videos and Songs

Clients in the Phoenix Rising Music Program have the opportunity to work in our state-of-the-art studios built by Ms. DioGuardi. Here, teens explore various methods of music-making, including: songwriting, recording, music video production, guitar lessons, vocal training, and more.

Featured Original Song: "Like a Phoenix"
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More songs from Phoenix Rising Music Program participants

Original music videos, edited and produced by our clients
The Mural Project, Phoenix House Academy at Yorktown
The Music Studio, Phoenix House Academy at Yorktown
American Idol's Kara DioGuardi at the Phoenix Academy at Lake View Terrace

Phoenix Rising Music Program

‘Like a Phoenix’ – An original song written and produced by students in the Phoenix House Music Rising program.

The Phoenix Rising Music Program, created by Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Kara DioGuardi, is an expressive arts therapy program that encourages our young clients to express themselves through music.  Participation in the creative arts has been proven to increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety and depression, and aid the recovery process for young people who struggle with substance abuse and/or co-occurring mental health problems.

The Healing Power of Creative Expression

The Phoenix Rising Music Program engages clients in the treatment process and gives them an effective way to gain a deeper sense of self-understanding. Residents of some of our teen programs, such as Austin work together to write, perform and record powerful songs of struggle and recovery.

Phoenix Rising

2 teen boys at sound mixer

Westlake Pro Donates Recording Equipment to Austin’s Phoenix Rising Music Program

Westlake Pro has generously offered to donate brand new recording equipment to Austin Academy’s Phoenix Rising Music Program.

Phoenix House Los Angeles Drug Rehab

Phoenix House Teens Honored by the City of Los Angeles

On Friday morning, February 10th, City of Los Angeles Councilmember Richard Alarcón will be honoring this year’s winners of the MusiCares® and GRAMMY Foundation’s® Teen Substance Abuse Awareness through Music Contest, in collaboration with the Nation

Kara DioGuardi Visits Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles

MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundation’s Teen Substance Abuse Awareness through Music Contest

Are you a creative teen? Do you know a creative teen? Channel your talents into songwriting for the MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundation’s Teen Substance Abuse Awareness through Music Contest in collaboration with National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Guest Blogger: Vera Marquardt Takes It to the Days

Vera, an 18-year-old resident at the Phoenix House Academy of Lakeview Terrace, was a recent winner of the MusiCares/Grammy Foundation’s national teen songwriting contest. Here, Vera tells us how Phoenix House helped her get her life back on track.

Our Supporters

It is because of our dedicated supporters, like our inspirational founder Kara DioGuardi, that we are able to provide the resources necessary for our talented clients to make music. Click here to see our complete list of supporters—those who have generously donated recording equipment, instruments, expertise and time.