PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The First Annual "Kids Music Day" will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 7. On this special day, the organization Keep Music Alive is partnering with music schools across the nation to help promote the importance of including music in children's education. Activities being planned by the music schools include open houses, student performances and musical instrument donation drives in their respective communities. To date, over 50 schools from 14 states have signed up to participate in "Kids Music Day."
Vincent James, co-founder of Keep Music Alive and "Kids Music Day," says, "We recognize so many public schools across the country are cutting or reducing their music and arts programs. Research has shown how critical music and art education are to developing our children's minds and character. Our mission is to spotlight musical programs, and help raise awareness of how valuable music really is to our children and our collective future."
Keep Music Alive is dedicated to promoting the value of music: educationally, therapeutically and overall making us a happier society. It has published the book 88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life, featuring over 150 inspirational music stories with proceeds donated to organizations that provide musical instruments and instruction to schools and communities in need. Current benefactors are Guitars in the Classroom, Spirit of Harmony and Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation.
Music Schools Participating in Kids Music Day
Academy of Music for the Blind, Accent Music, Bach to Rock, Baltimore School for the Arts, Burbank Music Lessons, Cheryl Teach Music, Conservatory of Music at Cinco Ranch, DC Guitar Lessons, Delco Let There Be Rock, Enchanted Music Together, Further Music, Golden Oak Music Lessons, Harmonia School of Music, Jordan Kitts, Kids Rock Free at Fender, Kindermusik with Friends, Life Power Music Mentoring, Maryland Conservatory of Music, Maryland String Academy, Minnesota Valley Conservatory of Music, Music Academy of NC, Music Globe, Music Makers NY, Music Notes Academy, Music Tree School for Music, Music Workshop, New York Guitar Academy, New York Ukulele School, North End Music & Performing Arts, Opportunity Music Project, Philadelphia Suzuki Piano Academy, Richards Guitar Studio, Roseville Piano & Music, School of Rock, Sharon Music Academy, Songbird Music, Turtle Bay Music School, Victor Litz Music, Yucaipa Music
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SOURCE Keep Music Alive