The mission of our non-profit organization is simple: to raise funds and knowledge in an effort to help underprivileged and underfunded private and public music programs, with an emphasis on rural areas, and individual students, acquire and retain the resources, education, and equipment they need to maintain a viable and successful music education program.
A cadre of music's heaviest hitters will lead the Grammy Music Education Coalition's nine-hour fundraising telethon, dubbed Oh Say Can You Stream, on Saturday. Alice Cooper, DMC and host Megadeth's David Ellefson will all make appearances during the broadcast, which will take place at 4 p.m. ET on several online channels.
The post Megadeth, Anthrax, Alice Cooper Members and More to Offer Free Online Lessons to Music Students appeared first on Consequence of Sound. Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is leading a new initiative setting up free one-on-one sessions in which renowned metal artists teach and mentor music students who are stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Megadeth's David Ellefson has teamed with the Grammy Music Education Coalition to host the star-studded "Oh Say Can You Stream" music benefit this Saturday (April 11). The live-streamed event will also feature appearances from members of Five Finger Death Punch ( Chris Kael), Anthrax ( Charlie Benante) and many more.
On April 11th the David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, in conjunction with the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition and their live channel, will host a live streaming event of featuring all star musicians. We urge you to check out why the event, also available on YouTube and Facebook.
I used to sit in that school in Jackson, Minnesota, in that high school, at those desks, and dream about the day that I could go hopefully be a rock star and come back into town, and that day has happened. And it’s interesting that when you go through the things you do in a band and just this ride to get to the top of your field, when you get there, it’s very different than when you thought it was when you’re trying to get there or when you had dreamed of being there. And for me, to be honored with the day is wonderful, but I don’t want it to be just a prideful moment. I’m proud of the moment, but I want it to be something where it gives me an opportunity to do something with all of the things I’ve collected in my career and give back, and that’s why I formed the David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation.
The idea was to form a non-profit that we can use to raise money to give grants, scholarships and instruments to both individual students, and school music programs. Largely in America, when budget cuts come, the music and the arts go first, and they keep the football teams and the sports, but things like music, which is also very intrinsic with mathematics and things like that, they get cut. And, to me, when they’re taking those programs away, this is what we live for, this what turns our engine on in the morning and gets us excited. So, if our music foundation can help put instruments, education, and wind in the sails of these music programs in need, then I think that’s all we can hope for.