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KTBA Donates Guitar Strings and Capos

malden, ma – Thanks to your donations this week, Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation donated guitar strings and capos at Linden School!

These critically essential music supplies will be used to help students learn more songs in difficult keys, and of course, replace strings that have been worn or broken altogether.

Mr. Gesualdo explains, “By the end of the school year I’d like my students to be able to play several songs on the guitar – songs that use both open strings and capos. It is amazing to see and hear kids making music!  The students in our school are active makers of music, but we have have little to no funding! The children never complain about what we don’t have and make the best of the situation.”

Linden is a STEAM academy in an urban gateway city, and we need to build up the “A” for “Arts” in this STEAM school!

If you are unfamiliar with our STEM to STEAM advocacy click here to learn more about incorporating “Arts” into the “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” curriculum.

Due to budget constraints it is difficult for the school department to allocate any money to music and art classes in the city.

As a result of the patronage and kindness of our donors, we funded this music project with the help of the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation and!

Dear Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation,

Thank you so much for your generosity! Your donations will make it possible for my students to explore the world of playing the guitar and the joy that playing an instrument provides. Replacement strings will help us to continue to use the guitars we have in our classroom and the donation of capos will make playing many songs a much more manageable task for many students.

Your donations will impact approximately 500 students this year and many students in the school years to follow. I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your kind donations.

With gratitude,
Ms. Gesualdo

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