|Q:||What would your life be without music?|
|A:||My life without music is so very hard to imagine. One thing for sure is that losing my ‘home’ in which to express my emotions (music) would leave me very empty. A frightening thought…|
|Q:||What are your views on music education?|
|A:||Music education has to survive at all costs. How could not having the only universal language as part of the school curriculum even be a consideration?|
"For children and adults with disabilities, the arts represent a world of resources and opportunities, providing an outlet for creative expression and unlimited possibilities for personal and academic success."
- Jody Kapp, Development Associate, VSA Arts of Wisconsin
"Thanks to everyone at the Foundation for all they have done to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities."
- Cliff Doescher, Executive Director, Arc of Greater New Orleans, The Rhythmic Arts Project, New Orleans, LA
"'The real benefit of the drum line, as I see it, is the completely new, 100% positive identity the drum line gives each participant. They have a skill — something they feel they are actually good at — that sets them apart from their distinction as 'formerly homeless youth'."
- Michael Stevens, Instructor, Dignity Housing, Philadelphia, PA
The Fender Music Foundation
P.O. Box 67
Agoura Hills, CA 91376