Nashville Music Education Initiative Makes History
Nashville is America’s Music City, and in an extraordinary effort to keep it so, Mayor Karl Dean, Metro Schools Director Jesse Register, and Warner Music Nashville CEO John Esposito have announced a major music education initiative at the Pearl-Cohn Magnet High School.
Focused on real-world music creation, marketing and business issues, the Music Makes Us Program is drawing from the extensive Nashville Professional Music Community, and Major Musical Instrument Manufacturers to provide the highest level of support for its students.
Hammond Organ USA is proud to support this effort by providing one of their SK-1 Stage Keyboards for the new recording studio nearing completion on the Pearl-Cohn Campus. The SK-1 is a genuine Hammond Organ also featuring the voices of Grand Pianos, Electric Pianos, Pipe Organ and many other keyboard, orchestral and synthesized instruments.
Hammond Organ USA has also pledged to make their extensive Artist roster available for special appearances teaching and mentoring the students. Noted Gospel and Jazz Organist Jimmie Smith will be the first to visit.
Hammond Organ USA Director of Sales and Marketing Gregg Gronowski says: “It’s an honor and a privilege to be part of this great program. The Hammond Organ has been an integral part of all styles of music since 1934, and these students will keep it so well into the future. I’d like to thank our Representative Wendell Hartman of United Sales in Nashville for making this connection.”
Pictured left to right: Wendel Hartman-President of United Sales Assoc. Hammond Rep, Jimmie Smith – Hammond Artist, Sam Lorber – Studio Designer