The D’Addario Foundation has launched a new initiative called the Immersive Music Challenge, which aims to raise awareness and funds around a groundbreaking new study that finds intensive music mentoring, especially implemented in lower-income schools, is linked to significantly improved reading and math scores; decreased pandemic related anxiety was also observed. This news is especially pertinent as the shocking revelations of low reading and math scores post-pandemic are seen to have erased progress across the nation as kids go back to school.
Read more about this at D’Addario Foundation’s new Immersive Music Challenge landing page here, featuring new study data, real stories, and ways to get involved: https://foundation.daddario.com/immersive-music-challenge
Karen O., lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and D’Addario artist says, “The gift of music education and music as an outlet for self expression is simply the greatest gift that gives and gives endlessly. In my roughest patches I could turn to the guitar, write a tune and feel it was saving my life only to hear from someone years later that a song I wrote got them through a rough patch too, it’s been a blessing that never fails to astound me.”