Co Executive Director
Adam Monaco has been a part of the Philadelphia community and music scene since 2002. He has been writing songs since he was 13 years old. As early as High School, Adam was utilizing his musical talents and positive energy to give back. Twice a day, Adam would volunteer his study hall time to play music for students receiving supports for intellectual disabilities. It was through this volunteer work that Adam discovered his source of inspiration and developed an understanding of the power of music to lift individuals and communities. Regardless of their level of comprehension of lyrics, the students that Adam played for were often moved to tears when he brought the joy of music to their classroom. Adam’s desire to provide community outreach has been a driving force throughout his life. As early as the 4th grade, Adam was organizing school fundraisers to purchase 20 acres of rainforest for preservation. He even started an ecology club to raise environmental awareness. As Adam continued in his musical career, his passion for people and his drive to move others toward positive change grew with him. Currently, Adam works in various capacities with musicians and non-profit organizations. Adam’s passion for music and his drive to create positive change in his community have blended together in his continued efforts with Working While Playing. Working While Playing is the perfect combination for Adam to work with the community while being able to play music.