In an effort to increase our understanding of the state of music education in California, the Freesax Foundation is polling local schools to learn as much as possible about their music program. By engaging music teachers, directors of music programs, or principals, we aim to get a detailed look at each school’s needs to grow their program, including funding and current student participation. In addition to discovering areas of need where we can channel our program funding, we will be building a network of music teachers and musicians who are committed professionally to fostering access to music education.
If you know a school in need of instruments, new music stands or chairs, or which may benefit from an assembly program about music, please contact us with details, or ask the music teacher to contact us. We will put together a database, starting in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, of schools, music teachers, and the current state of their music programs. This will enable us to effectively select our benefit recipients and give to schools that are the most in need. Remember, if you have an instrument that is old, dusty, unused, or taking up space, consider donating it to the Freesax Foundation so we can re-purpose it and give it to a needy school.
We are asking schools:
1) The best contact person for their music class or program and the best way to contact them.
2) The number of students in their music program school-wide.
3) What needs they have in the program (i.e. instruments, equipment, sheet music, more participants, participation from the administration or elementary schools in the district).
4) Any other details—including whether a fee is charged to the parents of a music student and the names of specific performance groups.
Music teachers can send the above information to email@example.com