We raised $7,500 and need your help to raise more!
We are high school students who enjoy teaching different music instruments to contribute to cancer research.
Our amazing team of talented high school students will volunteer their time to teach their specific musical instruments. Our volunteers are also advanced musicians. They have at least five years of experience in their respective instruments. Most have ten years of experience. More importantly, we are still kids so we can relate and connect with the children differently than adult teachers. Also, our goals are to make music learning a happy event.
In addition to our key teachers highlighted, we have other volunteers giving lessons.
We believe in personalized and customized attention for each student (because we all learn differently).
Of course, we are always looking for talented musicians. Think you would be a good fit and can teach music? Get in touch for more information!
My name is Kenton Bui. I am a student at Aliso Niguel High School. I have been playing and performing piano for years. My friends have also been playing and performing their instruments for years. I created this program to help spread the joy of playing a musical instrument and at the same time donating to cancer research.
Cancer research is personal to me. When I was 12, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Four years later, my grandfather was diagnosed with renal cancer, stage 4. I actually have a few other relatives who are cancer survivors or who are going through cancer treatments right now. I want make an impact for them and do my part to stop cancer, which has become so prevalent.
For my mother and grandpa, they both enjoy listening to me play the piano. I decided to take my 10+ years of piano experience and spread happiness by teaching children and donating the proceeds.
All proceeds from the lessons will be donated to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. To me, the children are contributing to a cancer-free future while learning music now and spreading the joy.
Our focus is to make music lessons and practice fun for children! There is no test to study for and no competition to prepare for, just pure joy. We simply want to make a long-lasting difference in how children think of music and the joy it brings - one child and one lesson at a time.
To me, if children enjoy creating music from an instrument initially, they will likely enjoy learning and continue to practice. If they practice, their skills will improve, and they will enjoy the instrument even more as they grow. Our volunteers certainly enjoy their instruments.
The program is highly recommended for elementary and middle school children looking for practice partners who will make the lessons fun. We are great "tutors" to children who take regular lessons (because we have all been there). We are also great partners for making music lessons fun. Many of us have taken piano, violin, viola and guitar lessons since we were in elementary school if not before!
Our goal was to raise $5,000 by December 2021.
We actually raised $7,500!
Thank you to all those who supported us!
Please continue to take lessons and donate.
We cannot do this without you!