p2pnet.net news:- In April, Canada’s Nettwerk Productions was on the receiving end of a federal $650,000 windfall and now Nettwerk artist Sarah McLachlan has been given half a million dollars by the British Columbia government for a music education project.
“More than 200 school children from six Vancouver schools study at the facility, learning everything from guitar to percussion to voice,” says the Canadian Press.
“They’re exploring their creative potential,” the story has BC premier Gordon Campbell saying. “And I’m sure in their hearts they are thinking to themselves maybe someday I can be like Sarah McLachlan, maybe someday I can touch the lives of millions of people all around the world.”
Her Arts Umbrella Project Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach programme is funded by donations and is, “dedicated to the advancement of music education for young people in Canada, and in particular, to benefit youth in under-served communities,” says the site.
“I don’t know what I would have done without music in my life when I was growing up,” says McLachlan.
The foundation underwrites music education programs initiated by in partnership with operating cultural and/or educational organizations.
The money comes from the ministries of tourism, sport and the arts, and children and family development.
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