“I would like to show my students that they are building personal confidence and a team spirit while they learn to read music notation and how to create a beautiful sound.”
Dana McCarthy is celebrating 20 years teaching music, and thanks to your Guitar Center Music Foundation donations, the students of Palm View K-8 in Manatee County, FL will be receiving all new instruments to learn on for the coming school year.
“As a Title I school, many of my students cannot afford instruments, sheet music, or music technology. Their only access to music was through listening to others perform... and on streaming sites. Actively participating in Palm View’s music program has opened an entirely new world to them, along with the prospect of a career in music,” said McCarthy
Students at Palm View K-8 will begin the school year with a brand new suite of pianos that have allowed McCarthy's students to choose between pursuing orchestra or piano (or perhaps for ambitious young musicians, both!)
"It is my hope that students will be proud of their progress and feel confident in their performance. I would like to show my students that they are building personal confidence and a team spirit while they learn to read music notation and how to create a beautiful sound. They can use their music skills to bond with family and entertain friends or performing It is all about connection," said McCarthy.
How true! The connections we make through music are unlike anything else offered in life. From emotional connection through moving lyrics to the inspiration and comfort that comes from the right melody, music enriches our lives in ways beyond words. The students of Palm View K-8 are about to learn that firsthand, as well as students all over the country that have benefitted from your donations to the Guitar Center Music Foundation.