One of my passions is to enhance the educational for children experience, especially in Music and Art.
My Kickstarter supporters and I are asking for a "yes vote" for Kids Music Education, by asking for your pledge and your forwarding this opportunity to support music education to interested parties.
Music participation for children is "Essential" for learning, not an "Elective". This has been proven in many university studies, Stanford, Northwestern etc.
We are looking for support our Dulcimer Project Kickstarter to enable 100 children to build and play their own Mountain Dulcimer. To give them the gift of music.
The pledge goal must be met by Oct 11 2013, or the project does not fly. No pledges are processed and no money changes hands unless the pledges meet the goal of $6600
Your pledge of $1, $5, $10 $25 ,,,,? could help bring the gift of a musical program to at least 100 kids who would normally not have access to such programs.
Here is the link to the program details, a short documentary video (5 min) and a safe pledging system through Amazon/Kickstarter
http://kck.st/1ekQSND or go to www.storiesandstrings.com and click on Kickstarter icon.
This an all or nothing venture. No pledges processed unless the goal is met by October 11 - 5 Days to go
We would love to see your name appear on our Pledge Backer Board and we will acknowledge you when you cast your YES vote for music for kids by pledging,.
Here are two of numerous reasons to pledge to support the project:
1. From "The Music in Our Minds" by Norman M. Weinberger; published in Educational Leadership, Vol. 56, No. 3: Nov. 1998.
Brain scans taken during musical performances show that virtually the entire cerebral cortex, (central processing area of the brain), is active while musicians are performing. Almost every system of the brain is at work simultaneously during a music performance, and brain cells are rapidly sending messages. The "workout" that the brain experiences during a musical performance strengthens the connections between brain cells, allowing the brain to function more efficiently.
2. Here is the view from one student in the Dulcimer Project documentary “Dulcimers are FUN”
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The children are our future, let's make it a bright one.
It takes a village!
All the best!
Artist, Storyteller and Musician "Bringing you tales from around the world
and the sweet sounds of the Mountain Dulcimer"
Creator of Stories and Strings Oral Tradition Arts and Music Educational Programs
listen to a story at www.storiesandstrings.com
Art @ www.richardstandard.org & www.artwanted.com/richardstandard