(Frederick, MD, February 27, 2020) — Music & Arts, the nation’s largest music lessons provider, has partnered with the non-profit Keep Music Alive, to offer a series of free, weekend music events across the U.S., in celebration of the sixth annual international Teach Music Week March 16 – 22, 2020.
Keep Music Alive is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the value of music for children’s education, therapy and overall happiness. Music & Arts has aligned with them to support each other’s common goal of bringing music to everyone. Megan Waybright, national retail marketing manager at Music & Arts, noted, “Our core mission is to promote and support the merits of music education and the joy of music lessons, so it seems like a natural fit to partner with Keep Music Alive and their opportunity for new musicians to get involved through Teach Music Week.”
International Teach Music Week invites musicians and music-related schools, stores and organizations to offer a free lesson or class to new students (both kids & adults). This year, nearly 1,000 locations in over a dozen countries will participate.
As part of the celebration, Music & Arts will offer special Open House events at its locations across the U.S.* the weekend of March 20 – 23. Students, parents and educators are invited to attend an Open Mic Night, participate in complimentary guitar lessons, take advantage of a free BOSE® Bluetooth® speaker offer, and to explore other musical instrument lessons offered in their studios. The schedule includes:
Friday, March 20 from 6 – 8pm: Music & Arts will offer a complimentary Open Mic night. Musicians and fans alike can join in the fun by performing as a soloist or band, or by watching local favorites. Find participating locations here.
Saturday, March 21 at 11am and 1pm: Complimentary beginner guitar classes will guide new players through the first steps of learning guitar. No guitar? No problem! Borrow one at no charge for the class.
All weekend: Visitors can meet Music & Arts’ university-trained, background-checked instructors. Those who enroll in a month of any type of musical instrument lessons will receive a Bose Bluetooth speaker**.
Vincent James, co-founder of Keep Music Alive states, “We all know that the biggest hurdle to doing something is often just getting started. With Teach Music Week, we are hoping to inspire a multitude of new musicians who will continue reaping the educational, therapeutic and social benefits of playing music; long after the month of March is over.”
*The Music & Arts Open House events will take place at all Music & Arts locations that offer lessons. To find a convenient location or to RSVP for free online, visit www.MusicArts.com/OpenHouse.
To learn more about Teach Music week, visit: www.teachmusicweek.org.