That is what almost 1,000 young people and adults heard at Milwaukee’s Discovery World STEMFest. The Les Paul Foundation was among 15 universities and corporations that set up science, technology, electronic and math-related (STEM) experiences for museum visitors. The Saturday event was open to the public with a special Girl Scout event Friday evening. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s more to music than performing. The Les Paul Foundation was pleased to support the Wisconsin School Music Association’s 2nd annual “Makin’ It in the Music Biz” Day.
On Saturday November 9th, 147 attendees participated in the free event held in Madison, Wisconsin. Attendees of all ages represented 26 high schools and centers of higher learning such as University of Wisconsin(UW)-Madison, UW-Green Bay, UW-Whitewater, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Wausau, Madison College and Madison Media Institute.
Music Professionals gather to guide others!
An all day program on how to make it in the music business will take place on Saturday, November 9 in Madison, Wisconsin . . . and it’s free including lunch! It’s free because the Les Paul Foundation and others believe this information is critical for young musicians and have provided funding for it.
Django Rheinhardt’s guitar is on display for limited time!
The cherished guitar had belonged to Les Paul’s friend Django Rheinhardt. Les received the 1950 Selmer Orchestra Model acoustic guitar as a gift from Django’s son after his friend’s death.
Django Rheinhardt was known as the first great European jazz guitarist and the primary force behind the intense, emotional and lyrical gypsy jazz style.
Little Kids Rock (LKR) held a teacher training session in Chicago recently. I didn’t hesitate to accept an invitation to observe the class and to see how this very popular program motivates so many instructors and students.