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2/14/2018 – Thanks to our generous donors, we have been able to sponsor two new children with music scholarships. We met both parents at Groves High School at an event titled “Friends of Different Learners” that focused on businesses and non-profits who serve children with disabilities.

Owen is a ten year-old boy who suffers from extreme anxiety, ADHD, and dyslexia. Owen has a difficult time regulating his emotions and that has resulted in him being removed from the public schools system. From his mom: “His learning disability and other differences have lowered his confidence. Music is the only thing that boosts his self esteem. There is something about music that calms Owen. While he can belt out a song, more often his songs that he makes up and sings are softer – amazing at times for a kid who is often so full of energy. Owen does have a good singing voice (a talent that he does NOT get from his parents) and I really believe that if he had some training he could be quite a good singer. Singing may be the path for him as he grows up to build self confidence, feel proud of himself and know that it is not his disabilities that make him stand out.” Thanks to our donors, our foundation has sponsored Owen with vocal lessons for the foreseeable future.

Julia is seven years old and has Down syndrome and a neurological speech disorder where the brain has trouble communicating to the mouth and making the sounds needed for speech. From her mom: “In the past year we’ve noticed how she is able to string more sounds together when it’s in a song. This illustrates to us the power music can have in a person’s development. It’s incredible to watch how a beat grabs Julia’s attention and she is swept up in the music. Whether it’s a live performer at a Farmer’s Market, a street performer or a concert, Julia is an immediate fan and will begin to dance and bring joy to those around her.” Julia has also been awarded a scholarship of vocal lessons courtesy of our foundation’s donors.

Thank you once again to all of our donors for making a difference in the lives of their neighbors!

 

12/23/2017 – Everyone, meet Ryan. Ryan had been teaching himself to play on a thrift store guitar that was missing a string. Today we gifted Ryan a new guitar from Luna Guitars AND we’re gonna teach him how to play it! All of this thanks to some generous donors who contributed to Axis Music Foundation. Happy holidays everyone!

 

 

11/28/2017 – Yesterday we had the privilege of being interviewed by Sherry Margolis on Fox 2. Sherry had heard about our efforts to raise money in order to fund new music scholarships and she loved the cause. We sat down with her for four minutes to promote the foundation. Click here to watch the interview.

 

 

11/14/2017 – Axis Music Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. All funds raised on #GivingTuesday through AMF will be used to purchase instruments and music lessons for interested children without the necessary means. More details on the global movement can be found here. Stay tuned to email, Axis Music social media, and this site for more details on how you can help.

 

11/1/2017 – The foundation has recently secured a generous donation and we are seeking nominations for new students to be sponsored into the foundation. Please contact us either by phone or email (dklemmer@axismusic.com) if you know someone who loves music but cannot afford an instrument and lessons OR someone whose disability is better suited for private music lessons. Any important details about the nominee (i.e. age, school or organization, current challenges) will help in the selection process. In December, we will select two new students to sponsor into the foundation and provide them with an instrument and lessons courtesy of our generous donors.


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