Music students in the Agassiz-Harrison area are putting in extra practice minutes at the piano in order to benefit sick kids at BC Children’s Hospital.
2015 marks the 35th anniversary of the Music for Young Children® organization (“MYC”), a music education program which provides students with instruction in piano, theory, ear training, rhythm ensembles and composition, and includes parental participation. To celebrate the anniversary, MYC has invited students across BC to help others through their practice efforts by participating in an Independent Community Event called “Practice Makes Cents,” a fundraising campaign that MYC hopes will raise $10,000 to benefit sick kids at BC Children’s Hospital.
Music for Young Children students around the province have been collecting pledges for practicing and performing to donate to kids at BC Children’s Hospital. Sponsors can donate a certain amount per minute of practice, or make a one-time donation. These “Practice Makes Cents” events are taking place at different times between February and May in music studios throughout B.C. Locally, Music for Young Children students at Cadenza Music Studio are practicing their music as much as possible from March 7th to March 23rd – each minute the students practice helps raise money for the event. As one local student puts it, “so if I practice more, it can help really really sick kids get better!”
If anyone would like to support our students in the “Practice Makes Cents” fundraising event, online donations can be made through BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and would be gratefully appreciated! A tax receipt will automatically be sent from the BCCH foundation for any donation of $20 or more. Please visit the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Community Events page or phone Cadenza Music Studio at (604) 491-5584 for more information.