Carlos Santana‘s bringing the music to the children of New Hampshire…
The 73-year-old Mexican legendary musician’s Milagro Foundation has partnered with the New Hampshire Department of Education, Little Kids Rock and Graystone Builders to bring music education to 13 New Hampshire schools.
The collective foundations raised $85,000 for the “New Hampshire Rocks!” statewide program, which aims to expand students’ educational opportunities by allowing them to create, perform and connect through music.
Thirty teachers in various New Hampshire districts started receiving curriculum and professional training last Monday (Aug. 31) as the first equipped cohort in Little Kids Rock’s modern band pedagogy.
Additionally, 13 of those teachers will also receive instruments for their school music programs.
“For me, there is no greater joy than seeing the transformative powers that music can bring to a child. I know firsthand how it changed my life,” Santana said in a video statement. “It gave me a vocabulary and a confidence to know that I am significant, meaningful, and that I can make a difference in the world. That is what Little Kids Rock brings to these children – the knowledge that they are all of these things and can touch people’s hearts and make a difference in this world. It is an honor to work with Little Kids Rock and celebrate all that they continue to do in this world.”