Eddie Van Halen on the importance of music education

 

CNN interviewed rock star Eddie Van Halen recently, about his work with Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a group that helps get instruments to economically-disadvantaged young people. In 2012, Eddie Van Halen donated 75 guitars from his personal collection to students in low-income schools.

“Could you imagine a world without music? It’s a must,” the Van Halen legend told CNN in a new interview. “It has to be taught.”

“Our goal is to give kids every tool they can possibly have to succeed. Music is the common denominator,” foundation president and CEO Felice Mancini said. “You put a kid in a music class and it builds community, communication and they find a place. It’s a safe haven.”

Sources:

Loudwire: http://loudwire.com/eddie-van-halen-music-education-massive-guitar-donation/

Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/eddie-van-halen-donates-75-of-his-guitars-to-public-schools-20120112

 

 

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