Provide Free Music Education for NYC Schools
the D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts and drum
companies, bring free music classes to under-funded NYC schools.
The new support will provide the instruments and training
necessary to put 50 new music classes into New York City
Kids Rock is an organization that is critical to the
growth of music education,” says John D’Addario, Jr., President
of the D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts.
are honored that music industry heavyweights like D’Addario,
Sonor, Sabian, Evans, Pro-Mark and Latin Percussion have given
us their support and enabled us to expand our program,” said
David Wish, LKR’s Executive Director. “With all the school
budget cuts that we’ve seen in recent days, the need has never
students learn to perform, compose and record their own music
from a variety of genres, including pop, rock, funk, blues,
rap and hip-hop. In addition to releasing four full-length
CDs, the kids of Little Kids Rock have also recorded
three music videos featuring student-written originals. To
date, the Little Kids Rock program has served more than
2,000 students in California, New York and New Jersey. Additional
LKR programs will be launched in Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago
schools within the next year.#
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