MUSIC EDUCATION MATTERS

Participation in a broad arts and music curriculum is central to the academic & social development of our youth.

1.3 million children in the United States do not have access to music education. This is despite the growing number of benefits being discovered every day, including:

72%

less likely to drop out.

ENHANCED

problem solving skills.

IMPROVED

language processing.

BETTER

decision making.

WHAT WE'RE DOING TO HELP

A portion of the sales from all Blackwing products benefit the Blackwing Foundation, which funds and develops arts and music education at the K-12 level.

Your purchase helps provide, among other things, the instruction, learning environment and instruments children need to participate in the Little Kids’ Rock Modern Band Program.

ABOUT THE BLACKWING FOUNDATION

The Blackwing Foundation was founded in 2013 by Charles and Ginger Berolzheimer with the goal to develop and support innovative partnerships that have a sustainable, positive impact on arts and music participation and learning at the K-12 educational level.

To this end, the Foundation works to:

  • Enable unique partnerships to design and implement programs which have a beneficial and lasting impact on students and schools
  • Focus on supporting high-quality programs that not only inspire students, but develop their knowledge and skills and connect to important curricular objectives
  • Expand breadth of programs to cover a growing range of arts and music genres as our resources and new partnership opportunities develop over time
  • Help empower local communities to build self-sustaining advocacy efforts and commitment to funding of a widespread arts and music curriculum in their schools.