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Detroit Non-Profit Opens Up Music Ed for Area Students

Mike Lawson • News • July 25, 2013

A summer program in Detroit is giving elementary and middle school students the chance to be involved with music education, even if just for six weeks. A summer program in Detroit is giving elementary and middle school students the chance to be involved with music education, even if just for six weeks. It’s the first time many of them have ever played an instrument. The “Let Our Children Hear Music” at Detroit’s Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology was put in place by Australian saxophonist Kelly O’Hara with the help of Charity Music of Michigan. Charity Music of Michigan, led by retired Chrysler executive Roger Fachini, has been in operation as a non-profit since 2005, providing free instruments to Hurricane Katrina survivors and partnering with music therapists.

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