Every child has the right to a musical education. However, every child in America does not have access to music curriculums. According to Music Children's Workshop, over 1.3 million U.S. children do not have any musical training available within their education programs. Considering the cost of private music lessons, the fact that under-funded schools are less likely to offer any quality programs, and that children exposed to music are more likely to attend college and earn more in their adult lives this is an important issue for the music industry to tackle. Because of these factors, the work of nonprofit organizations like Community Music School proves to be more important than ever.
For the past 23 years Community Music School has served the underprivileged students of Wake County in North Carolina. For just $1 per lesson children are offered a quality arts education. However by keeping the cost to students low, they recently found themselves in financial trouble and have closed their doors to students.
This is where we come in. As a part of the music community, we all play a part in making sure future artists are given the outlets and education they need. In order to re-open Community Music School must raise enough money to continue to serve the students who need the access to this resource most.