HNDP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, Tax Identification #: 46-0745477 ©2014

HNDP.LA

Los Angeles based, HNDP is dedicated to providing an outlet for under-served students to facilitate an entry-point into the music industry. Our year-round programs aim to bring authentic resources, experiences and partnerships to diverse communities and audiences.

History

HNDP was co-founded in 2009, by Aaron Duran and William Correa, to provide students with a safe space and outlet for creative expression. First operating out of the world-famous Self Help Graphics & Art as Hard N Da Paint, these weekly open mics every Friday after school attracted a diverse crowd of lyricists, musicians and fans of live music.

Over the years, as the participants became more experienced, Aaron and William decided to begin putting together showcases, pairing up known musicians with the artists coming out of their workshops. These showcases provided a unique platform for students that normally wouldn’t be able to perform in such environments. After a few successful events, the format for HNDP began to evolve and a more structured curriculum was introduced.

Currently, HNDP offers a variety of programs ranging from 1-day open mic/jam sessions, to full music management which includes audio/video production, marketing, event organizing & promotion and merchandising.

Mission

HNDP provides a positive outlet for under-served students to facilitate an entry-point into the music industry.

Vision

The year-round HNDP programs aim to bring authentic resources, experiences and partnerships to diverse communities and audiences

Values

Mentorship - Not just about arts education, we strive to provide a deeper level of personal and professional guidance

Openness - No one is turned away and we’re open for all. Even if you’re not artistic, we’ll find a way for participation

Respect - Instructors, mentors and students are required to show respect in all aspects of the program and throughout its events

Entrepreneurship – We foster relationships, self-determination and a collaborative spirit in everything we do

Founders

Board of Directors

Music Production

The Music Production series dives deeper into music creation. Students learn the latest tools and techniques allowing them to walk away with multiple recordings and audio samples.

HNDP.LA - Music Production

Video Game Development

Ready to learn the ropes of video game development? Over the course of 12 weeks create an original game prototype. Develop your project while learning about video game design, development, publishing and team management.

HNDP.LA - Pop Ups

Open Mics

The Open Mic series provides a safe space for aspiring artists to practice while serving as a gathering place for the community to enjoy music & art. Our sessions are improvisational and artists of all levels are welcome to participate.

HNDP.LA - Open Mics

Music Development

The Music Development series introduces students to the broader disciplines of the music industry. We focus heavily on networking, collaboration and a do-it-yourself methodology to teach marketing, promotions and event management.

HNDP.LA - Music Development

Schedule of Events

The HNDP Open Mic series provides a safe space for artists, a practice ground for new music industry professionals, and serves as a gathering location for the community to enjoy music.

Contact

General Info - info@HNDP.LA

Founders:

Aaron Duran - aaron@HNDP.LA
William Correa - william@HNDP.LA

Board of Directors:

Stephen Saiz - stephen@HNDP.LA
Rebecca Cortez - becky@HNDP.LA
Leslie Saiz - leslie@HNDP.LA
Omar Ramirez - omar@HNDP.LA

Merchandise

HNDP will be offering unique clothing and merchendise as part of the upcoming Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for our mobile performance space and studio.