Flea via Crowdrise
January 16, 2011
BENEFITING: Silverlake Conservatory of Music
I started the Silverlake Conservatory of Music along with a couple of my friends about 10 years ago (2001). Music has been my life for as long as I can remember. When I was in high school, I was in the orchestra, marching band and musical production band. Anything to keep myself involved.
A few years back, I had the opportunity to visit my old high school and noticed how many of the music programs were cut from when I was there. There were barely any instruments left and the music room was essentially bare.
I quickly realized that there was something I could do to help out and that's when I started the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. The mission of the Conservatory is to facilitate basic music education for the youth of the community (ages 7-17) but all are welcome and encouraged to participate.
We've been working to help gain music scholarships for children in the area. Curently we have over 250 low-income (Title 1) students on scholarship, where they receive free music lessons and an instrument. It costs the Conservatory about $2,000 a year per student, or approximately $175 a month to provide these free music lessons.
This school has been a dream of mine for a long time. It's the kind of place I wish there had been when I was a kid. Kids need a place to go after school and in weekends where there is a positive influence and music is something that you can just throw yourself into.
Music saved my life and brought me great joy.
Please give what you can to help a low-income child learn music..
There are kids who really want to be here but can't afford it. We can all help.
Please come check out the school and visit our site for upcoming events.