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Instruments Donated to L.A. County Music Program

LOS ANGELES, CA – Thanks to your donations, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation donated two (2) acoustic guitars and a brand new saxophone to the music program at Hilda L. Solis Learning Academy in Los Angeles, CA!

“The majority of my students have mild to moderate disabilities and attend a school in an underserved community,” Mr. Alvarez, the music teacher, explains.  “This group of students make a strong effort to persevere in whatever they do! They are brilliant and are not afraid of any challenges. These students are also dedicated and determined to continue to master their skills with playing instruments.”

This is a student-led program in which they teach and learn amongst themselves. Nevertheless, their progression continues to show through their performances.

“The music program at our high school has become popular among students,” he adds. “As it continues to grow, it would be nice if we could provide students with the opportunity to explore a variety of instruments.”

These instruments would be a great addition to the group as most choose to play the guitar in their first exposure to the program.

“The saxophone would be a nice way to also introduce a different type of sound,” Mr. Alvarez explains. “Nevertheless, students enjoy the opportunity of exploring their musical curiosity.  As a program continues to evolve, the plan is to encourage this group of students to perform amongst their classmates and community.”

It is his goal to invite these musically-inclined students to perform at their graduation ceremony this coming year!

Thanks to Joe Bonamassa fans and music lovers like you, these instruments will arrive within a week. We look forward to future updates from Mr. Alvarez and his wonderful students!

Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation is a 501c3 organization that makes a donation to a school in need of music instruments, supplies, sheet music, and more every week!

Your donation helps us keep music in schools, while preserving blues heritage. Without your support, we would not be able to reach as many students around the country.

We are grateful for your generosity.  To date, KTBA has reached over 63,000 students by sponsoring over 400 various music projects! The journey has been incredible!

If you would like to help us to continue to grow, click here to make a donation! All donations are fully tax-deductible.

Thank you for keeping music education in schools!

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