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Rockwall School of Music joins celebrities to show support for ‘Kids Music Day’

OPEN HOUSE EVENT 3-6:30PM OCT. 5th with FREE trial music lessons, musical instrument petting zoo, special performances

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 13, 2018) The 3rd Annual International “Kids Music Day” will be celebrated on Friday, October 5, 2018. Each year, Keep Music Alive partners with schools of music, such as our hometown’s own Rockwall School of Music, and other music organizations worldwide to spotlight the importance of including music in children’s education.

Events held by participating locations include open houses, instrument petting zoos, student music performances, community/family jams, instrument donation drives and more. It is estimated close to 1,000 locations will participate worldwide over Kids Music Day weekend in 2018.

“Locally the Rockwall School of Music is the only music provider scheduled to participate in this international event by offering an Open House, free trial music lessons, a musical instrument petting zoo as well as performances by our music professionals,” said Russ Porter, director of the Rockwall School of Music. The Open House will be from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the school, located at 749 Justin Road.

This year, a number of celebrity artists are showing their support for Music Education by joining the inaugural class of Kids Music Day Ambassadors. Artists confirmed as Ambassadors include:

Julie Andrews, Richie Sambora, Nancy Wilson of Heart, Sarah McLachlan, Victor Wooten, Jim Brickman, Siedah Garrett, Orianthi, Alma Deutsher, Todd Rundgren, Jan Hammer, Damien Escobar, Amy Holland, Charlie Worsham. 

Kids Music Day is one of two international music holidays founded by the organization Keep Music Alive. In March 2018, the Rockwall School of Music partnered with over 600 schools of music and music retail locations in all 50 states, Canada and 10 additional countries to offer free lessons to new students (kids and adults) as part of the 3rd Annual Teach Music Week. ‘Rockwall School of Music is one of the largest privately-owned music schools in the nation and is recognized locally as the Best Music Studio/Lessons by residents of the community for the past five years’, said Porter.  RSM has also participated in the Kids Music Day and Teach Music Week for all three years, along with many other locations throughout the US and Canada.

Keep Music Alive is a national 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the value of music: for children’s education, for the many types of therapy music is now being used for and for our overall happiness as a society. Vincent James, co-founder of Keep Music Alive states: “Research has shown how critical music and arts education are for developing our children’s minds and character. Our goal is to encourage as many kids and adults as possible to reap the educational, therapeutic and social benefits of playing music.” For more information please call (610) 874-6312 or visit www.KeepMusicAlive.org , www.TeachMusicWeek.org and www.KidsMusicDay.org.

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