Introducing “Six for Six”

On October 1, 2011, in Community, News, by Magnolia Guitar

Can you change a community one child at a time? One music lesson at a time?

I’m super excited to announce that starting in October 2011, for every six guitar lessons a student takes with me, a NEW guitar (with six strings) will be donated to a disadvantaged child so that he or she may learn a new skill, learn responsibility and improve their self-esteem.

I’ve been a supporter of programs like Guitars Not Guns, Hungry for Music and Girls Rock! for some time. Inspired by these charitable programs and by TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie, the Six for Six initiative seeks to integrate the act of giving into the business I love: teaching music!

I play music and sing songs for a living. And I know that I’m very fortunate that, even in the current economy, my students put the value of music high on their priorities list. Because of that gratitude, I feel a strong commitment to my community to pay it forward and seize this opportunity… for myself, my students and for the kids who might not otherwise know the joy of performing music.

It’s also important to note that I’m not asking students to sign up, opt-in or do anything out of the ordinary to participate in Six for Six. And it won’t cost anything extra! All you have to do is take the lessons you were planning on taking anyway or give the gift of guitar lessons to a family member, friend or child in your life.

In doing so, you can feel good that you will be taking lessons and giving lessons at the same time. Give and take. Six lessons. Six strings. Six for six. And, perhaps, changing the life of a needy child through a shared love of music. Thank you. 

UPDATE: Six for Six has just been featured on Thumbtack.com!

For more information, please contact me here.

Press may download the Official Press Release or schedule an interview.

 



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