1st Annual Kids Music Day to be Celebrated Friday October 7th, 2016

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The organization Keep Music Alive is launching the 1st Annual Kids Music Day on Friday October 7th. Music schools all across the nation will be participating by holding open houses, student performances and musical instrument donation drives.

The 1st Annual "Kids Music Day" will be celebrated on Friday October 7th, 2016. On this special day, the organization Keep Music Alive is partnering with Music Schools across the nation to help promote the importance of including music in our children’s education. Activities being planned by the music schools include open houses, student performances/recitals and musical instrument donation drives in their respective communities. To date, nearly 40 schools have signed up to participate in Kids Music Day, in states ranging from New York to California and everywhere in between.

Vincent James, co-founder of Keep Music Alive and Kids Music Day says “We recognize that so many public schools across the country are cutting or reducing their music and arts programs. Research has shown how critical music and art education are to developing our children’s minds and character. Our mission is to spotlight musical programs, wherever possible, to help raise awareness of how valuable music really is to our children and our collective future”.

Keep Music Alive is an organization dedicated to promoting the value of music: educationally, therapeutically and overall making us a happier society. They have published the book “88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life”, featuring over 150 inspirational music stories from musicians, music teachers and music fans from around the world, including a number of celebrities. 50% of all proceeds from “88+ Ways Music” are donated to organizations that provide musical instruments and instruction to schools and communities in need. Current benefactors are Guitars in the Classroom, Spirit of Harmony and the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.

For more information on Kids Music Day and Keep Music Alive, please visit http://www.KeepMusicAlive.org , http://www.KidsMusicDay.org or contact Vincent James (610) 874-6312 Vincent@KeepMusicAlive.org.

**Music Schools Participating in Kids Music Day (updated 9/18/16)**

CALIFORNIA - Burbank Music Lessons, Cheryl Teach Music, Golden Oak Music Lessons, Roseville Piano & Music School, The Music Globe, Yucaipa Music

CONNECTICUT- School of Rock Madison

MARYLAND - Bach to Rock Gaithersburg, Baltimore School for the Arts, Jordan Kitts Music School, Maryland Conservatory of Music, Maryland String Academy, The Music Workshop, Victor Litz Music

MASSACHUSETTS – North End Music & Performing Arts Center, Sharon Music Academy

MINNESOTA - School of Rock Eden Prairie

NEW YORK - Further Music, Music Makers NY, New York Guitar Academy, New York Ukulele School, Opportunity Music Project, Turtle Bay Music School

NORTH CAROLINA - Music Academy of NC

TENNESSEE – School of Rock Knoxville

TEXAS - Conservatory of Music at North Katy, School of Rock Cypress, School of Rock Flower Mound

VIRGINIA - Bach to Rock McLean, Bach to Rock Bristow, Harmonia School of Music & Art, Jordan Kitts Fairfax, Life Power Music Mentoring, Music Tree School for Music

WASHINGTON, DC - DC Guitar Lessons, Songbird Music

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