Matt Sorum Saves School Music Program

09/12/2013
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(Classic Rock) Velvet Revolver and former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum has saved music lessons in one school from being cut for financial reasons which gave rise to his Adopt The Arts Foundation.

He came up with the idea of adopting the education programme and not only has it avoided the drop, it's much more valuable an experience now. And he hopes he can persuade other musicians to follow his example.

Sorum was inspired to act when he heard budget limitations meant the school was going to stop teaching music. He tells Rolling Stone: "I came up with this idea: 'Why don't I adopt the school? I'll raise the money. I'll be the figurehead of that program.

"I went downtown to a rally and I spoke to the superintendent for the school district. I got up and spoke in front of the board. Basically, they held the cuts they didn't cut the program." His involvement goes a lot deeper than that.

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Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission.

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