Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumblefoot played for school students in The Bronx, NY, on 1 May. Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal jammed with students at Mott Hall Community School, which is participating in the free Little Kids Rock music program. Bumblefoot arrived with free guitars for the students, courtesy of Gibson. Bumblefoot also did a Q&A session for the students.
The guitars are part of a donation of over $75,000 worth of electric guitars that Gibson have made to the national non-profit organization Little Kids Rock and distributed to schools affected by Hurricane Sandy throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Newark and Jersey City communities.
Little Kids Rock, the United States' leading nonprofit provider of music education and free instruments to public school children, is currently reaching over 109,000 children with weekly music lessons amidst budget cuts that are eliminating music education from some of the nation's most disadvantaged public schools. More than 24,000 current Little Kids Rock students are being taught in 240+ New York/New Jersey schools in communities that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.
“Little Kids Rock is so grateful to Gibson for their generous donation to our children, and to Bumblefoot for helping us inspire children and transform their lives by giving the gift of music," says Little Kids Rock executive director David Wish, who founded Little Kids Rock in 2002. "Music changes children, and children change the world.”
Learn more about the Little Kids Rock organisation.
Watch Bumblefoot’s sessions below.