Little Kids Rock is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing free musical instruments and music instruction to underserved schools across the country. (Amazingly, actor Jack Black does not seem to be involved. Oh well.)
Phil the Thrill McGraw is Dr. Phil, ’nuff said.
Put them together and you get Little Kids Rock Across America. Tune into Dr. Phil on Thursday, December 10, 2009 to see all the fun. Deets below.
Here it is:
Dr. Phil Foundation to Launch ‘Little Kids Rock Across America’ Creating Transformational Music Programs in Classrooms Nationwide
MIKE EINZIGER (INCUBUS), ZACHARY MERRICK (ALL TIME LOW) AND CHAD SMITH (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) JOIN MCGRAW FAMILY TO ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH “LITTLE KIDS ROCK,” WHICH WILL BRING MUSIC EDUCATION AND INSTRUMENTS TO SCHOOL KIDS IN TEN MAJOR CITIES
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ — The Dr. Phil Foundation today launches Little Kids Rock Across America with a $500,000 donation designed to restore, revitalize and enhance musical programs in schools in 10 cities across the country. The program brings music education to schoolchildren from grades K through 12 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Tampa, and two additional cities to be named by the end of 2009. The announcement was made by the Dr. Phil Foundation and its partner Little Kids Rock during today’s taping of DR. PHIL. This episode is scheduled for broadcast Thursday, December 10 (check local listings).
Joining Dr. Phil McGraw at the taping today were some of rock’s top musicians in Mike Einziger (Incubus), Zachary Merrick (All Time Low) and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers). Jordan McGraw, musician, composer and youngest son of Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw, also performed with a group of schoolchildren who are part of Little Kids Rock. The Foundation is a McGraw family mission, and Jordan, who has written theme music for DR. PHIL, will act as the Foundation’s ambassador to Little Kids Rock Across America.
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