Schools are financially strapped and cutting music budgets these days, so I like knowing we are making things better, not only with the Music for Teachers giveaway, but through our discounting pricing generally.
Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) October 3, 2008
The Music for Teachers free sheet music giveaway program was launched to support music education, teachers and schools with free sheet music, school music books, music software and music textbooks. Each month, sponsor Music44.com randomly selects one lucky recipient from all entries. No purchase is necessary to enter or win this free gift. Void where prohibited. The program's sheet music winner this week is Rosati-Kain High School in St. Louis, MO.
In accepting the sheet music award, Fine Arts Department member Luanne M. said, "Yes! I was excited to get this gift… thank you so much." And we thank you Luanne, for working to make our schools a better learning environment.
"The Music for Teachers sheet music giveaway is open to all organizations, public and private, that teach a music curriculum. This includes schools, conservatories, colleges, and even private teaching studios," says Music44 school purchase order coordinator Michelle Oleck. "Schools and teachers have played a big role in making Music44 a successful online sheet music store, and this is our way to give something back. Plus it's fun! Everyone loves to get free music and books."
Michelle continues, "The winner actually receives a coupon that works just like cash at the Sheet Music Store at Music44. So they aren't limited in their selection in any way to specific sheet music titles or books; they can choose from among virtually all sheet music and music books currently in print. Furthermore, no purchase above the coupon amount is required at checkout. So it is truly free sheet music and music books, with no strings attached!"
Numerous studies have shown that playing the piano is strongly associated with increased cognitive ability in students, and this correlation increases over time. Also, math skills have been correlated to playing a musical instrument as well. The Music for Teachers program is designed to draw attention to this connection, and the need to strengthen music education generally. Of course Music44 also carries a full line of educational piano music books and methods, both for classroom as well as individual study, plus piano sheet music. In addition to piano music, all other instruments are covered as well, of course.
Music44 founder Gary Osborne is in full support of the charity giveaway, saying, "Music education is such a fundamental and necessary part of every good educational system, and I enjoy being able to be one small part of the solution." He continues, "Schools are financially strapped and cutting music budgets these days, so I like knowing we are making things better, not only with the Music for Teachers giveaway, but through our discounting pricing generally."
Gary adds, "It's nice knowing that we are generating goodwill among teachers and schools, and letting them know they are appreciated. Teachers are the unsung heroes. There is no higher calling than investing in our kids, and I'm happy to be in a position to help with free sheet music and music books."
Gary envisions the Music for Teachers program to continue to grow into a full fledged charitable foundation.
To support this effort, you are invited to join the free program. Simply email your name, email, school name, city and state to michelle(at)music44.com in order to be entered into the next drawing.
For more information, please contact Troy Mulander or visit music44.com.
Music44 is a privately held corporation and online retailer of sheet music, music books and instruments. The company has been in business since 1999 and grown steadily to become one of the top retailers in its niche.