MILWAUKEE- The Mockingbird Foundation, made up of Phish fans who promote music education, has given Milwaukee’s Civic Music Association (CMA) a grant worth $8,000. This grant will help pay for private lessons for Milwaukee-area children whose families would otherwise have trouble paying for them. The CMA plans to use the funds to expand its current one-year program to a three-year program.
Jim Higgins at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:
Fans of the jam band Phish hope that the music will never stop. Now, thanks to their generosity, the music will continue for Milwaukee-area children whose parents could not otherwise afford to pay for lessons.
The Mockingbird Foundation, a volunteer nonprofit founded and managed by Phish fans that promotes music education for children, has given the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee an $8,000 grant to support music lessons for local children in grades four through nine whose families cannot pay for them.
Through the CMA program, the students will be able to take private lessons from such local masters as Milwaukee Symphony bassist Laura Snyder, jazz trumpeter Eric Jacobson and cellist Ravenna Helson.
Read more at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.