Litchfield, CT (PRWEB) June 25, 2010
This summer, DayJams Rock Music Day Camp, a sister company associated to National Guitar Workshop, teams up with Daisy Rock Guitars, a Los Angeles-based guitar manufacturer that caters to the younger and smaller-body guitarists of all ages, to provide the gift of music to aspiring young musicians from coast-to-coast who would otherwise have been unable to participate in the program. Daisy Rock donated a guitar to each of DayJams’ 19 locations, enabling 19 children the opportunity to build on their love of music.
Applicants into this scholarship had to write an essay about why they wanted to come to DayJams and why they feel they would benefit from a brand new Daisy Rock guitar. Some children wrote about their family. Some wrote about their financial situation. Some wrote about disabilities they have. The common theme amongst all entries was that each child was hungry to learn, hungry to grow, and hungry to participate in a program that could take them to the next level.
Tish Ciravolo, Founder and President of Daisy Rock Guitars, is a great friend and resource to this program. Through philanthropic efforts by her, David Smolover, and Nathaniel Gunod, co-founders of DayJams and National Music Workshop, many kids are given the chance to blossom into fantastic artists! Ciravolo writes, “Daisy Rock and DayJams have a great long-standing relationship. Partnering with DayJams to offer this nationwide scholarship and provide aspiring guitarists a chance to rock out at the camps is exactly why I founded Daisy Rock—to help more people play guitar and enjoy music. DayJams is an amazing camp that has the opportunity to change a child’s life forever, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of what they are accomplishing.”
The first day of camp, each child will be awarded the guitar in a ceremony in front of the camp. Locations that are receiving scholarships include Los Angeles, California, Seattle, Washington, Baltimore, Maryland, Boston, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Katy/Houston, Texas, Rockville, Maryland, San Diego, California, San Francisco, California, and Westchester, Manhattan, and both Long Island, New York campuses.
For additional information on attending the awards ceremony or about the DayJams program in general, please contact Lauren Rua at lrua(at)dayjams(dot)com. For information about Daisy Rock Guitars, please contact Samantha Ordoñez at sordonez(at)alfred(dot)com.
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