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KTBA Donates Xylophones and Ukuleles to Elementary Music Program

PASADENA, TX – Thanks to your donations, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation donated thirteen (13) xylophones and a soprano ukulele to the music program at Red Bluff Elementary School in Pasadena, Texas!

“I teach students from all types of lifestyles,” Ms. Patrick says. ” They are energetic and full of imagination. They love to take risks in order to grow in their music education. Many of my students struggle in areas of confidence and focus but they still find the courage to try despite their weaknesses and because of this, I have seen many of these students blossom into confident music learners and performers.”

Many students enjoy music theory.

“Other students love singing, some love instrument playing, and some enjoy all of the above! These students I see as future leaders of the world and they are going to take the skills they have learned in music such as cooperative learning, teamwork, and critical thinking skills, multitask performing and sharing of themselves to give joy to others, into this world to make it an amazing place for every person they touch.

These materials will make a difference in the music classroom by allowing my visual and tactile learners the ability to see how music is played on an instrument while reading music that we practice in our classroom. It will show the students the relevance of music reading. The various colors on the xylophone will help students to find the notes more effectively and efficiently, saving time and making learning music enjoyable.”

These materials promote individual and cooperate learning opportunities and help facilitate student engagement which will keep the climate charged to peak students’ interest for learning now and later.

Thanks to the generosity of Joe Bonamassa fans and music lovers around the country, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation was able to fund Ms. Patrick’s project! 

Ms. Patrick expresses her gratitude:

Dear Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, Inc.,

Thank you for giving my class the much needed instruments to help them to have the best and most engaging music learning experience ever!

We intend to use these tools to improve students music learning and appreciation for music to boost their confidence individually and as a music class family!

With gratitude,
Ms. Patrick

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 donations help 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!

As a result, KTBA has reached over 66,000 students across America by sponsoring over 400 various music projects ranging from purchasing new instruments, field trips, guest clinicians, purchasing supplies, and updating music libraries.

If you would like to help us to continue to make an impact on music education in America, click here to make a donation! All donations are fully tax-deductible.

Thank you for supporting music education for the next generation!

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