Teach Music Week to offer FREE Lessons to New Students: March 16-22

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Philadelphia/PA –  Keep Music Alive is excited to announce the 6th Annual Teach Music Week which will be celebrated Monday, March 16th through Sunday, March 22nd.  This annual week-long holiday invites musicians, music schools, music stores and other music 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 including the U.S., Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Teach Music Week is celebrated annually during the 3rd week of March to coincide with national Music in Our Schools Month®.  Anyone interested in learning to play an instrument is encouraged to seek out a participating location or musician friend to help get them started.  Teach Music Week also invites public, private and charter schools to schedule activities that will encourage more students to sign up for music, band and chorus classes.

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 new generation of musicians who will continue reaping the educational, therapeutic and social benefits of playing music, long after the month of March is over.”

Keep Music Alive is honored to welcome the following music brands as partners for the 6th Annual Teach Music Week:  Alfred MusicCasioConn-SelmerD’Addario FoundationHungry For MusicKala Brand Music and Remo.  Together, they will be helping to share the Teach Music Week message, inspiring more children and adults to begin their musical journey. Music & Arts, the largest music lesson provider in the country, is participating in Teach Music Week by holding an Open House Weekend Friday March 20 through Sunday March 22 featuring an Open Mic special event and complimentary Beginner Guitar Classes at all locations (www.MusicArts.com/OpenHouse)

Individual locations from additional chains participating this year include Kindermusik, Gymboree Play & Music, Music Together and the legendary School of Rock.  Keep Music Alive is also grateful for grant support received from the Les Paul Foundation and Music Nomad Equipment Care.  For more information or to find participating locations, please visit www.TeachMusicWeek.org or contact Vincent James at (610) 874-6312 and [email protected]

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