I love that middle Tennessee is filled with schools which have music programs. Something incredibly dear to my heart are the string orchestra classes, for several reasons...one, due to the work I once was doing I was fortunate to be blessed with opportunities to be face to face with string teachers and students in the local programs. Two, I play the fiddle and love string music. Three, I was blessed with piano lessons growing up, and anyone who has an interest in music gives me energy to support them so they have the opportunity to play music too. Four...well, I could go on and on about my passion about music, paying it forward, etc.
Ok, so I was fortunate to implement a practice challenge with a local string program. To my surprise THREE students finished this challenge, which consisted of: practice three hours a week for three months. I put together prizes that added up to over $1,000.00 for these kids, which included a donated photography package, strings, music stand and other great opportunities to support their playing.
Here I am with the three kids at the school after I presented them with their prizes.