Stephen Arnold Music Album Benefits Kids Charity
Stephen Arnold Music is offering an album featuring a new spin on classic holiday songs, with100% of the proceeds supporting the nonprofit organization Little Kids Rock.
Rooted in the company’s years of experience creating sonic branding and original music, The Six Strings of Christmas offers 16 essential holiday season tunes. Each track is a virtuoso guitar performance — 4-, 6-, 8- and 12-string instruments are all represented — arranged and performed by top studio musicians and talent that work with Stephen Arnold Music throughout the year.
The result is a collection of fresh renditions of Joy to the World, Ave Maria, Little Drummer Boy, O Come Emmanuel, The First Noel, Auld Lang Syne and 10 more.
Available on iTunes and CD, The Six Strings of Christmas sells for $9.99, with all proceeds going to Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit that transforms children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. Little Kids Rock partners with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run full-fledged music programs.
“We’ve always had a strong belief in the power of music to positively affect the life of a child,” Stephen Arnold, president of Stephen Arnold Music says. “We have the great fortune to work with these amazingly skilled musicians, and after we got to know Little Kids Rock it made perfect sense to put it all together this holiday season.
“Little Kids Rock is an all-volunteer organization that’s very efficiently run — it’s amazing how far they can make a dollar go,” Arnold continues. “By collaborating with them on The Six Strings of Christmas, it’s our hope that underprivileged kids across America will get to experience music as an anchor, and an inspirational force, in their lives.”
With its highly efficient use of funds, Little Kids Rock will be able to make the most of each copy of The Six Strings of Christmas that is sold:
- 1 CD = One “rock band” lesson for an entire classroom of students.
- 2 CDs = An entire year of music lessons for one student.
- 5 CDs = One brand new acoustic guitar into a classroom.
- 10 CDs = One brand new electric keyboard and amp into a classroom.
“Music education is being stripped from our nation’s public schools at an alarming rate due to budget cuts,” Keith Hejna, Communications & Outreach Coordinator for Little Kids Rock says. “It’s up to the adults to stand up for our children’s right to rock this holiday season, and ensure that they receive music education, which is vital to their development as students and human beings. Stephen Arnold Music has been a wonderful partner to Little Kids Rock, supporting our mission of not only restoring, but also revitalizing music education for disadvantaged schoolchildren all across the country.”
To purchase The Six Strings of Christmas, or to help spread the word, click here.