BENEFITING: Little Kids Rock
The Paul A. Frank Memorial Music Education Fund is a contribution to the Little Kids Rock music education charity in honor of the late Paul A. Frank.
His musical abilities and accomplishments have been well chronicled, but he was also a fierce advocate and fundraiser for The Arts.
At a time when The Arts and funding for music and arts programs are under siege in this country, we need more Paul Franks in this world. Where will they come from? We’ll certainly need more Fundraisers like Paul, but we’ll also need more musicians like Paul. Where will THEY come from? Arts & Music funding for schools has always been far down the list after reading, writing, arithmetic and football. But if we want more Paul Franks in this world, that’s where they’ll come from. Music & Arts programs creating new young musicians. We are raising funds in Paul's honor to donate to Little Kids Rock.
Little Kids Rock transforms lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. That is Little Kids Rock’s mission, and since 2002, we have given more than 500,000 under-served schoolchildren across the U.S. access to fun, engaging, Modern Band music classes and brand new instruments at no cost to the students, teachers, or school districts. Little Kids Rock trains public school teachers and donates all of the instruments, curricular resources and support they need to ensure that their kids receive the right to rock!
What makes Little Kids Rock different is that they do more than just donate instruments like guitars, drums and keyboards; they build lasting music programs that focus on teaching kids to perform, improvise and compose the popular music genres that they already know and love, like rock, pop, blues, hip-hop, country, reggae and R&B.
(Photo credit: Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)