Today, Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino, members of the songwriting duo A Great Big World, joined forces with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation to announce their participation in the second annual Keys + Kids initiative open to K-12 public schools.
The program was created in response to the growing need for functional pianos in schools, and to provide students with an opportunity to have their school be an environment where their talent can shine.
Beginning March 16th and through April 17th, interested K – 12 public schools can submit their application to receive one of ten packages valued at $10,000. Each grant includes a Kawai piano to support their music and arts program.
A Committee made up of members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, VH1 Senior Staff and patrons of the Keys + Kids Leadership Circle will judge applications. Grant winners will be announced on the Foundation’s website on May 20, 2015.
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit organization that restores instrumental music education programs in public elementary and middle schools.