Keep Music Alive, a national music education advocacy organization, today announced that Bassist, Author and five-time Grammy Winner Victor Wooten will serve as the official spokesperson for the 6th Annual Kids Music Day. Victor is a champion for Music Education, having founded Victor Wooten’s Center for Music & Nature, a music education camp where he and other top musicians lead a variety of classes featuring all instruments each summer. Victor’s latest book, “The Spirit of Music: The Lesson Continues,” is an inspiring parable of music’s importance and the many threats it faces in today’s world.
The 6th Annual Kids Music Day will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 1. Each year, Keep Music Alive partners with music schools, music stores and other music organizations around the world to hold special events that benefit and celebrate kids playing music. The goal is to highlight the importance of including music in children’s education. Events held by participating locations include open houses, instrument petting zoos, free music lessons, student music performances, community/family jams, instrument donation drives, kids open mics and more. The Music & Arts retain chain will host two free group music lessons at 180+ lesson locations nationwide:
Sat 10/2 – Group Piano Class with a brass & woodwind showcase from instructors
Sat 10/9 – Group Guitar Class with an orchestral strings showcase from instructors
All group lesson attendees can register for a free trial lesson with an instructor of their choice, and if they sign-up to become a lessons student, they will receive FREE registration (additional $30 value). Keep Music Alive will also host a Music & Arts Giveaway at KeepMusicAlive.org with a $100 Gift Card prize and a full month of free lessons.
In addition to Wooten representing Kids Music Day as spokesperson this year, over a dozen celebrity artists are showing their support for Music Education by lending their name as Kids Music Day Ambassadors including:
Matthew Morrison, Julie Andrews, Jack Black, Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Michael Feinstein, Kenny Loggins, Richie Sambora, Sarah McLachlan, Vanessa Williams, Victor Wooten, Todd Rundgren, Philip Lawrence, Bernie Williams, Damien Escobar and Mandy Harvey
Kids Music Day is also supported by numerous music industry brands including Alfred Music, CASIO EMI, Conn-Selmer, D’Addario Foundation, Kala Brand Music, Hungry for Music, Les Paul Foundation, Music & Sound Retailer, Music Nomad Equipment Care, Remo Percussion, Rock Out Loud LIVE, Spirit of Harmony and Taylor Guitars.
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