Cedar Grove, NJ., Aug. 10, 2010 — Little Kids Rock (LKR), a leading nonprofit provider of free musical instruments and teacher trainings in the United States, today announced that Monte Pittman, famed solo artist and guitarist for Madonna, Adam Lambert and Prong, has accepted a role as an honorary board member for the organization. Pittman joins a number of prominent music industry legends on the Board including B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Slash and Ziggy Marley.
Known as the “Guitar Teacher to the Stars” to some, Monte has been sought after as an instructor for his expertise, professionalism and down-to-earth charisma. Throughout his life, Monte has realized the importance of allowing and encouraging children to have access to music. Most importantly, Monte believes that children should have the support and involvement of devoted individuals to help them pursue their dreams of music.
“One of the greatest gifts from being a musician is the ability to help others by what you have been blessed with,” Pittman says. “Little Kids Rock provides that opportunity to help pass the torch to the future generations of aspiring players, performers and songwriters by showing them what we’ve picked up along the way. I’m excited to be involved with a team who generously devotes so much to planting the seeds for future generations of musicians.”
In addition to joining Little Kids Rock’s honorary board, Pittman is decorating a guitar for a unique guitar auction that will raise money to help Little Kids Rock install music programs into more public schools in low-income areas. Other musical luminaries decorating custom, unfinished Fender® Stratocaster bodies include Gene Simmons, Slash, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Joe Satriani and several others. Three years ago, a similar auction raised more than $250,000 for Little Kids Rock.
“Adding someone of Monte Pittman’s caliber to Little Kids Rock’s honorary board is a really a thrill for us,” said Dave Wish, founder and executive director of Little Kids Rock. “A musician and a songwriter, Monte is living proof of the power that music education has to change kids’ lives. By decorating a guitar for our auction and sitting on our honorary board, Monte will help us expand our efforts to reach the kids who are most in need of music education. We’re extremely grateful to Monte and know the program will benefit immensely from his involvement.”
Fans can donate to Little Kids Rock on behalf of Monte Pittman by visiting: http://www.razoo.com/story/Monte-Pittman-Fans-For-Little-Kids-Rock
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More info on Monte at www.montster-of-rock.com