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 Frequently Asked Questions about VH1.com Save The Music:

VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit initiative with two primary missions: to restore music education programs in America's public schools, and to raise awareness of the positive impact music participation has on students.


  •   How does VH1 Save the Music restore music programs?
  •   How do you decide which schools or districts in a city will be chosen
  •   As a parent, how can I get more involved in getting music into my child’s school?
  •   How can I donate time/money/an instrument?

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Q:  How does VH1 Save the Music restore music programs?
A:  Programs are restored through the implementation of a new beginning instrumental music program, incorporated as part of the school's regular curriculum. The program may be a band, string, guitar, or keyboard lab program. Program restoration is the primary focus of the foundation.

Q:  How do you decide which schools or districts in a city will be chosen for the VH1 Save The Music program?
A:  We work closely with local school boards, our affiliates, and our other partners when deciding which schools or districts the VH1 Save The Music program would best benefit, with need being the primary factor.

Q:  As a parent, how can I get more involved in getting music into my
child’s school?
A:  Here is a list of things you can do to support music education in
your community:

- Call your child’s school to find out more about their music program.
Speak with your child’s teachers, and let them know you support the
learning opportunities that music education provides.
- Form a group of concerned parents and attend local school board meetings.
- Encourage community arts groups to form partnerships with local schools.
- Keep music alive - listen at home with your children and share each
other’s tastes, so that an appreciation of many styles can be fostered.

Q:  How can I donate time/money/an instrument?
A: 

- To donate time, call your school district arts coordinator or
curriculum director to find out about volunteer opportunities.
- To donate money, send a check or money order made out to VH1 Save
The Music Foundation, 1515 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

VH1 Save The Music Foundation


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