Taylor Guitars Pledge 300 Guitars to the Fantastic
Little Kids Rock Organisation -
Taylor Guitars has
announced a donation pledge of 300 guitars to Little Kids Rock, the
leading provider of music education and free instruments to public
school children in under-served communities across the United
States. Little Kids Rock currently serves nearly 110,000 children
with weekly rock and pop-oriented music lessons on donated
"Little Kids Rock is so grateful to Taylor Guitars for
investing in our children's creativity," says Little Kids Rock
founder and executive director David Wish.
"Music changes children, and children change the world.
Because of Taylor Guitars, many more children will get the chance
to leave their mark on the world!"
The Taylor guitars will be distributed to schools across the
nation and are expected to benefit thousands of K-12 school
children. On April 5, the first 40 of the 300 donated guitars were
unveiled at PS 34/Franklin Delano Roosevelt Academy in New York
City. These 40 are being distributed to schools across the city,
and the rest of the 300 are being donated to schools across the
country. The students at PS 34 were ecstatic at the opportunity for
"Little Kids Rock and Taylor Guitars share a mutual affinity
for fostering creativity through music education," shared Kurt
Listug, CEO and Co-Founder of Taylor Guitars.
"Through our gift, we're honored to enrich the lives of
today's students and tomorrow's leaders."
Taylor Guitars has a rich history of partnering with
leading organizations to benefit music education, including the San
Diego Music Foundation, which led to the development of the Taylor
Guitars for Schools program. Since 2001, the program has placed
over 2,000 guitars in San Diego schools and, by all estimates,
benefitted over 40,000 school-aged children.