Sixth Annual Kids Music Day is Friday, Oct. 1

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Provided by Keep Music Alive

Keep Music Alive, a national music education advocacy organization, today announced that Bassist, Author and five=time Grammy Winner Victor Wooten will serve as the Official Spokesperson for the 6th Annual Kids Music Day.  Victor was named Bass Player of the Year three times by Bass Player Magazine, while Rolling Stone included him in their Top 10 Bassists of All Time List.  Victor is a champion for Music Education, having founded Victor Wooten’s Center for Music & Nature, a music education camp where he and other top musicians lead a variety of classes featuring all instruments each summer.  Victor’s latest book, “The Spirit of Music: The Lesson Continuesis,” is an inspiring parable of music’s importance and the many threats it faces in today’s world.

The 6th Annual “Kids Music Day” will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.   Each year, Keep Music Alive partners with music schools, music stores and other music organizations around the world to hold special events that benefit and celebrate children playing music.  The goal is to highlight the importance of including music in children’s education.  Events held by participating locations include open houses, instrument petting zoos, free music lessons, student music performances, community/family jams, instrument donation drives, kids open-mics, clinics and more.  The Music & Arts retail chain will host two free group music lessons at 180+ lesson locations nationwide:

Saturday, Oct. 2 – Group Piano Class with a brass and woodwind showcase from instructors. RSVP –musicarts.com/cms/lessons-showcase/lesson-showcase-october-2

 Saturday, Oct. 9 – Group Guitar Class with an orchestral strings showcase from instructors. RSVP –musicarts.com/cms/lessons-showcase/lesson-showcase-october-9

All group lesson attendees can register for a free trial lesson with an instructor of their choice and, if they sign-up to become a lessons student, they will receive free registration (additional $30 value). Keep Music Alive will also host a Music & Arts Giveaway at KeepMusicAlive.org with a $100 Gift Card prize and a full month of free lessons.

In addition to Victor Wooten, there are over a dozen celebrity artists showing their support for Music Education by lending their name as Kids Music Day Ambassadors,  including:

  • Matthew Morrison,
  • Julie Andrews,
  • Jack Black,
  • Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart,
  • Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo,
  • Michael Feinstein,
  • Kenny Loggins,
  • Richie Sambora,
  • Sarah McLachlan,
  • Vanessa Williams,
  • Victor Wooten,
  • Todd Rundgren,
  • Philip Lawrence,
  • Bernie Williams,
  • Damien Escobar and
  • Mandy Harvey

Kids Music Day is also supported by numerous music industry brands including Alfred MusicCASIO EMI, Conn-Selmer, D’Addario Foundation, Kala Brand Music, Hungry for Music, Les Paul Foundation, Music & Sound Retailer, Music Nomad Equipment Care, Remo Percussion, Rock Out Loud LIVE, Spirit of Harmony and Taylor Guitars.  Keep Music Alive is honored to welcome these partners helping to share the Kids Music Day message, inspiring more children to begin their own musical journey.  

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