New York City, NY (PRWEB) October 3, 2009 — Mike Veny, professional drummer and drum teacher promotes music education for kids of all ages on his two e-commerce websites through his “You Save – We Donate™” program that benefits the Fender Music Foundation.
Veny has been teaching and playing drums professionally for over 20 years. From his drum studio located in Times Square, New York City, he has built not only a thriving drum lesson business and musical outreach to emotionally and mentally disabled children, but now manages two wildly successful e-commerce enterprises that are helping to fund music education programs nationwide. Advocating music instruction in schools, Veny donates a portion of each purchase made at FunkyMusicStore.com and FunkFootwear.com to help fund the efforts of the Fender Music Foundation. This nonprofit foundation provides funding and resources for music programs and music education across the United States; helping kids and adults experience the joys of music first hand.
“Music is an important part of my life and I was fortunate as a child to have a music program in my school. Some kids are not so lucky,” says Veny.
Performing as a professional drummer since the 11th grade, Veny immersed himself in the world of drumming at an early age. A “funk drummer at heart,” Veny’s musical interests range from contemporary Christian music to blues and jazz. “I have a passion for music with a strong groove that feels good,” he says.
This drummer turned philanthropist additionally reaches out to local area kids with special needs through his therapeutic drum classes, in conjunction with Family and Children’s Association of Long Island.
“Drumming is a fundamental form of creativity, one that brings these kids out of themselves and allows them to interact in a new and exciting way,” he says.