VH1 Save The Music – December Charity

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at 9:59 AM by   

Changing lives for a better world

A lot of people have charities they support. My good friend Stacie Tamaki works with Helping Tami and Bone Marrow Drives. Another friend of mine, Liz Guthrie, launched the hugely successful Wish Upon A Wedding just this year.  All my years of experience has allowed me to perform events for national organizations such as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Heart Association, and All Stars Helping Kids.

Music changes lives too

STMFGrowing up, I had the privilege of learning to play violin during 6th-8th grade middle school. I remember in elementary school we played a variety of instruments, including the recorder, xylophone, and piano. This was all in public school. Thanks to budget constraints, No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, standardized testing, and much more, music and arts are being removed from our schools. That just is not fair to today’s children.

My experience while earning my Master of Science in Education Media Design & Technology opened up my eyes to how valuable music is to not just creativity, but learning as a whole. We actually had an entire class that explores how the musical components of tone, melody, harmony, rhythm, composition, performance, and listening can connect students to a more authentic learning experience, regardless of the curriculum focus.

This December, I have made the decision to support a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America’s public schools. The VH1 Save The Music Foundation was originally founded in 1997, and to date has provided more than $47 million in new musical instruments to 1,750 public schools in over 100 cities nationwide. They have impacted the lives of more than 1.6 million children.

My 5% pledge to support music in education

VH1 Save The Music SupporterI will donate 5% of the total event wage from all events that reserve with Spencer Weddings and Entertainment in the month of December. That’s thirty-one days to support VH1 Save The Music by simply hiring my DJ, Master of Ceremonies, Lighting, or PA Support for your event. This is not just limited to weddings, but also includes any corporate, holiday and private parties as well.

So what are you waiting for?  Head over to the Request For Information page or call me at (408) 426-8117 right now to support VH1 Save The Music and have fun doing it at the same time!