To help solve this problem Winks and Restivo left the business world in November 2010 to create The Rock School Scholarship Fund (RSSF) http://rockschoolfund.org/
Now providing tuition and/or instruments for qualified students who wish to attend one of 60 participating schools, The Rock School Scholarship Fund has the support of the rock music industry. RSSF’s board and honorary board is comprised of a “who’s-who”
“I knew from when I was six that music would be my life, and I used to spend most of my time in the music room. It’s sad to hear that music programs are often removed from public schools, so it meant a lot to be a part of the Rock School Scholarship Fund show”,” said musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist, Orianthi; best known as Michael Jackson’s lead guitarist for his “This Is It” concert tour and lead guitarist in Alice Cooper’s live band.
Wendy Winks, Executive Director and Co-Founder of RSSF envisions the day when they can “serve thousands of kids and hundreds of schools.” And in order to do that, RSSF continues to work with musicians, music companies and people who love music to raise funds for deserving kids in need.
"After we heard the story of Rock School Scholarship Fund we knew we had to help," said MAC Music Accessories Company President, Stacey Marmolejo. "It’s unfortunate that music programs in the public school system are being eliminated. It’s also unfortunate that schools that maintain a music program aren’t integrating contemporary music and instruments. The Rock School Scholarship Fund fills a tremendous void to help up-and-coming Rock Stars and we wanted to do something to support the cause.”
Between November 1 and November 15, 2013 MAC Music Accessories will donate $10 to RSSF for each of its SpeedPro tuners purchased during that two week period. (http://www.amazon.com/
“We appreciate MAC Music Accessories teaming with us to help the next generation of musicians,” said Carl Restivo, Co-Founder and Music Director of the Rock School Scholarship Fund. “ These tuners are well made and have kept me in tune! No more plugging into clunky tuners and dealing with dead batteries. This is light and easy, and clips on to your headstock of guitar, bass, violin or uke. Love it!”
Since every guitarist needs a tuner, and the holidays are just around the corner, we hope everyone will jump on board this fundraiser. Whether buying a tuner for yourself or for a Hanukkah gift or stocking stuffer, your purchase of a SpeedPro tuner is also a $10 donation to Rock School Scholarship Fund.
About Rock School Scholarship Fund
Rock School Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit which provides scholarship funds and instruments for children ages 7 to 17 years of age. Scholarships are based on a student’s financial need combined with their desire to actively and passionately participate in a rock school program. Learn more about Rock School Scholarship Fund.
About MAC Music Accessories
MAC Music Accessories is a Minnesota based company started by a group of musicians. The company manufactures and retails simple and reliable accessories for bass, electric and acoustic guitar. Available exclusively online at Amazon.com, MAC Music Accessories recently introduced the first-ever clip on guitar tuner with a three-year guarantee.