Frank Bello to jam with elementary school students and help national nonprofit Little Kids Rock restore and revitalize music education in public schools.
While funding for music and arts programs are being cut across the country, notably in New York City, Little Kids Rock, a leading nonprofit provider of free musical instruments and free lessons in the United States, is teaming with Fender and rock stars to put music education back into public schools. On Friday, March 26, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello will donate Fender electric basses and amps to 15 NYC public city schools to complement the Little Kids Rock guitar classes that are already thriving.
“We are so proud to have Mr. Bello as a champion of our cause,” said David Wish, Little Kids Rock founder and executive director. “With his help, and the continued support of our longtime partner Fender, we will be able to reach even more children in New York City.
In addition to delivering a free Fender® electric bass and amp to the students of P.S. 11 Highbridge School, Mr. Bello will answer all of the kids’ questions and jam with them on some of their favorite songs.
Little Kids Rock launched in New York City in 2002 and has delivered nearly a million dollars-worth of free instruments, curriculum and resources that currently reach thousands of New York City public school children.
MARCH 30 UPDATE – Here’s a few photos from Bello’s visit. Clearly, a wonderful time was had by all.