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Program Calendar

The 4th Annual
Sea Level Logo

April 7-10, 2011
to Benefit TAO
Click here to learn more.

TAO Golf Tournament

TAO House Concerts


"Reach Out"
"Reach Out" to Benefit TAO
To Benefit TAO
a bold new CD compilation
by artists and supporters of Tidewater Arts Outreach

Purchase Online
at CD Baby!

TAO Golf Tournament

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About TAO

The Instruments to Heal are in Our Hands.

He was playing the last song when they got up to dance. So touched by the tentative steps of the elderly couple, clearly still in love after who knows how many years, he continued playing John Lennon’s “Imagine” for his nursing home audience well past the final verse.

“By the end of song, I was so emotional I could hardly play,” says musician B.J. Leiderman. A pianist and composer known for writing many of the theme songs for National Public Radio programs, Leiderman has volunteered for five years with Tidewater Arts Outreach by performing at Hampton Roads nursing homes.



TAO Program Photo
Ann Vernon facilitates a poetry workshop at Broad Creek Community Center

Tidewater Arts Outreach general information can be accessed at www.guidestar.org.

To see a list of the homes, hospitals, shelters, facilities and programs we serve, click here.

TAO Mission

The mission of Tidewater Arts Outreach is to uplift the human spirit by bringing live, quality music and arts experiences to people in Hampton Roads who are in homes, hospitals, shelters, facilities and dependent care programs or otherwise are isolated from society.

Music and arts programs can be beneficial in many ways:

  • They enrich the soul, stimulate the mind and promote wellness through the healing power of music and the arts

  • They provide opportunities for self-expression and self-realization through participation in music and arts activities

  • They create a sense of community and a source of inspiration for our artists by providing them with opportunities to share their talents

  • They provide opportunities for other volunteers to contribute a variety of skills and resources that support our humanitarian services and increase the impact of donor contributions.

In carrying out this mission, we seek to create a social awareness in the Hampton Roads communities of people who are isolated from society.

Visit Guidestar

Guidestar is a free, online service for users who want to verify a nonprofit's legitimacy, learn whether a contribution will be tax deductible, view a nonprofit's recent Forms 990, or find out more about its mission, programs, and finances. Thanks to the generosity of a number of foundations, access to GuideStar's basic service is available for free users. To visit guidestar, go to www.guidestar.org.

Facilities Served


  • Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
  • Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital
  • Hampton VA Medical Center
  • Navy Medical Center Portsmouth
  • Sentara VA Beach General Hospital


  • The Dwelling Place
  • ForKids, Inc.
  • Samaritan House
  • Suffolk House
  • Tidewater Youth Services–Crisis Intervention Home
  • Transitions Family Violence Program
  • YWCA

Day Programs

  • Camp Horizon
  • Civitan Acres
  • M.E. Cox Center
  • PrimePlus Senior Center
  • Sentara Senior Community Care
  • Virginia Beach PALS Program

Assisted Living

  • Ballentine Manor
  • Beth Sholom Sands
  • Beth Sholom Terrace
  • Brighton Gardens
  • The Chesapeake
  • Churchland House
  • Commonwealth A.L.
  • Eden Court
  • Georgian Manor
  • The Hidenwood
  • Holiday House
  • King’s Grant House
  • Leigh Hall
  • Mennowood
  • Shelton on the Bay
  • Virginia Home for Adults
  • Warwick Forest–Keswick Place
  • Westhaven Manor

Nursing Homes

  • Autumn Care of Portsmouth
  • Autumn Care of Suffolk
  • Bayside Healthcare Center
  • Beacon Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation
  • Berger Goldrich Home
  • Bon Secours Maryview Nursing Care Center
  • Carrington Place of Chesapeake
  • Chesapeake Healthcare Center
  • Coliseum Park Nursing Home
  • Consulate of Norfolk
  • Gardens at Warwick Forest
  • Golden Living Center
  • Harbour Pointe Medical and Rehabilitation Center
  • James River Convalescent Center
  • Nansemond Pointe Rehabilitation Center
  • Newport News Nursing & Rehabilitation
  • The Newport Norfolk Healthcare Center
  • Northampton Convalescent Center
  • River Pointe Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  • Riverside Convalescent Center
  • Sentara Nursing Center–Chesapeake
  • Sentara Nursing Center–Norfolk
  • Sentara Nursing Center–Hampton
  • St. Francis Nursing Care Center
  • St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
  • Virginia Beach Estates
  • Virginia Beach Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center

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