EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2015
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois wrote -
Debbie Laird - piano teacher
This year’s Piano Celebration will be hosted April 18 & 19, 2015 in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois, at Northpark Mall in Davenport.
The event features celebrity pianists, high-achieving student pianists, piano teacher studios, living room performers, musicians and vocalists. Piano students and participants raise money and then showcase their piano talent while spreading the word that Piano Study = Brain Development. Piano lessons support brain development, helps to develop self-confidence, creativity, self-esteem, self-discipline, and critical thinking skills. Piano study also helps to build critical thinking skills in people of all ages. The money that is raised at Piano Celebration by the students and the donations taken the days of the event go to the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois (RMHC-EIWI). Scott and Rock Island Counties are among the highest counties of residence for families served by RMHC-EIWI's core program, the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City.
Since its conception in 2003, the annual Piano Celebration has raised over $350,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois.
About Piano For A Richer Life
Piano Celebration was founded by a group of piano teachers and music educators called Piano For A Richer Life. The goal of Piano For A Richer Life is to increase an awareness, recognition, and support for the study of piano for people of all walks of life. They assist organizations and individuals who teach, support, and provide music education in their schools and communities.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois: Founded in 1985, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. RMHC-EIWI provides care and comfort to children and their families by supporting its cornerstone program, the 31-room “home away from home” Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City. Additional programs include a Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids and Ronald McDonald Food Pantries at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. RMHC-EIWI also supports not-for-profit children’s programs and students making a difference in eastern Iowa and western Illinois through its grants and scholarships program. Learn more at www.rmhc-eiwi.org.