NEW YORK, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, the Music Empowers Foundation announced the renewal of its annual grant to Piano Outreach of New York (PONY). PONY provides piano instruction and other music education to economically disadvantaged children throughout the New York metropolitan area.
PONY used last year's Music Empowers' grant monies to fund a combination of over thirty full and partial semester long scholarships for piano classes.
This year's Music Empowers grant will be used to fund full and partial scholarships to PONY's new group songwriting classes. These courses will introduce students to the basic concepts of song structure and guide them in writing their own songs, which will be proudly performed at PONY's annual spring recital.
"We are always looking to make our programs more appealing to more kids, so we are very excited to be introducing songwriting classes in many schools," explained Vera Anselmo, Founder of PONY. "And of course, we are very grateful for this year's Music Empowers grant as it allows us to offer this new program to children in economic need at little or no cost."
To find out more about Piano Outreach of New York visit http://www.pianooutreach.org
ABOUT MUSIC EMPOWERS FOUNDATION:
Music Empowers Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit that provides financial support to nonprofits that offer music education programs to communities with limited or nonexistent programs. Since its inception in early 2010, it has awarded over half a million dollars in grants to organizations such as: Little Kids Rock, Berklee City Music, DonorsChoose.org, Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, Artists Corps of America and Blackbird Academy of Arts. For more information on Music Empowers please go to www.musicempowersfoundation.org, become a fan on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.
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