Eddie Van Halen endorsed musical education by donating 75 electric guitars to El Lay schools from his personal collection last week.
The rock star made the donation to Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports music education in public schools, and said:
"Music is the universal language. It has the ability to transcend and convey every human emotion that exists without saying a word. Music kept me off the streets and out of trouble and gave me something that was mine that no one could take away from me. Music education and families are dealing with the economic times, and I wanted to help them. If I can help a kid discover a liking, or even a passion for music in their life, then that's a wonderful thing. Music has provided a good life for me and hopefully it can help make life better for others with this donation."
So true! Music has done nothing but good in this world and we're happy famous musicians are willing to support others trying to learn how to make it!
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