While writing this I was thinking about all of the things that were put on hold last year – no gatherings, no get togethers, no birthday parties, no dining out with friends and no traveling to see loved ones. Our world was made to stand still and wait until brighter days. There were definitely a lot of uncertainties and planning for the future was almost unfathomable. Along with the uncertainties of the past year, as schools were made to teach remotely and our music programs were made to go virtual, we were all made to get a little creative on how we were going to make this all work.
The one thing that made me the most sad through all of this was when schools and families started calling and telling us that with the loss of jobs or income they could no longer afford classes or lessons for their children and students. A Child’s Song knows that music is essential to the quality of life. Music improves our emotional wellbeing. Music brings people together and with the challenges we were facing we needed to make sure that music was something that could remain as a stability for these children; as stability was something that they needed more than ever during this time!!
We are thrilled to report that with the funds we raised during our virtual fundraiser last year, we were able to work with local schools and group homes to find creative ways to continue bringing music in virtually. With time and effort and support from our donors, A Child’s Song ended up reaching over 1,000 families in our community by providing free online Early Childhood classes, virtual drum circles as well as virtual group keyboard lessons.
Over the past year many of the students that we have reached have fallen in love with music and have shown interest in continuing with lessons. We have been contacted by several different organizations asking if we provide scholarships for students to learn how to play, or continue learning how to play an instrument and we want to make sure that the answer is always yes!
Here’s where we need your help:
A Child’s Song’s scholarship program is one of the ways that we can ensure that everyone in our community can continue to have the chance at a quality music education regardless of economic status. If you are able, we would love for you to make a donation during our “Music For Everyone” Summer Virtual Fundraiser. Your donation will not only help A Child’s Song, it will be helping an entire community of people who have a strong love for music and want to see the world a little brighter for everyone.
Donate today to ensure we can provide “Music For Everyone” and continue to enrich and expand the lives of children and families in our community.
Thank You For Your Support,
Executive DirectorA Child’s Song