I’m proud to share this article that appeared in the Rutland Herald today, April 6, 2015.
Our town of Bennington, VT has been hit by a number of difficult headlines that has tarnished the image of its beautiful artsy and charming nature. I intend to keep chipping away at changing the tune of this town, making it sharp rather than flat.
Puns aside, apparently the adult pianists who attend the Sonata Piano Camp here in Bennington also care about the local youth of our town, wanting to give them the gift of music by offering scholarships to our very own Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp (see http://www.sonatina.com for information on all of our piano camps).
So far, over $32,000 has been raised by the adult pianists. There’s a matching gift of up to $28,000 which has inspired many to give and make it to the matched $56,000 goal.
I am overwhelmed by the generosity of these pianists – over 68 have contributed to date. It is my intention to try and make this an annual gift to and for the local schools of Bennington, VT so that a music student may attend the very piano camp that the adult pianists love and come back to year after year.
Here’s the article: http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150406/NEWS02/704069969
Thank you, Patrick McArdle, for Playing It Forward, too!