(Grafton, WI) For Immediate Release
Ozaukee Talent is participating in a worldwide effort that brings awareness to the value of music instruction. Keep Music Alive is celebrating its 5th Annual Teach Music Week March 18th through March 24th.
Throughout the week, Ozaukee Talent will be offering a contest. Five winners who comment with #teachmusicweek will be randomly selected to receive a free hour or “trial” lesson which will be arranged for April 2019. All ages are eligible.
“Beginning students can try out a voice, piano, guitar, music theory, music appreciation, songwriting lesson, audition prep or critique.” –Angie Mack Reilly, Ozaukee Talent founder
Online lessons are provided for people who live outside of Ozaukee County (just north of Milwaukee, WI). Those who live in Ozaukee County will meet at the Ozaukee Talent location. Winners will be notified on March 25 through social media. Comments with the hashtag #teachmusicweek must be made on the Ozaukee Talent Facebook page or the Ozaukee Talent Instagram account.
“The idea, is to prompt those who have been thinking about taking up an instrument, to take the plunge and try it out!” – Joann Pierdomenico, Executive Director of Keep Music Alive
According to Pierdomenco, there were over 600 participating locations worldwide in 2018 which included all 50 states and 10 additional countries 1,000 locations are anticipated this year and will help to create more awareness for music education and the establishments involved.
Why is this important?
We all know, that often the biggest hurdle to anything is just getting started. We believe that by encouraging music teachers and potential students to reach out to each other, many of these new students will continue to learn and play music long after the month of March is over. Our goal is to get as many new students to begin learning how to play music as we can. Only by sparking musical interest in new students will quality music be created for future generations.
Keep Music Alive was founded by husband and wife team Vincent James & Joann Pierdomenico in the summer of 2014. Their mission is to promote the VALUE of MUSIC: For our children’s education, for the many types of therapy music is being utilized for and for our overall happiness. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to learn how to play music and every adult needs to be reminded that its never to late to start playing. -Joann Pierdomenico
Angie Mack Reilly, Ozaukee Talent founder, International Blues Researcher and Educator, Published Writer and Musician firstname.lastname@example.org
Joann Pierdomenico, Keep Music Alive founder, email@example.com