Stills has been performing music for over 30 years and is probably
best known for his work with Buffalo
Springfield and Crosby,
Stills and Nash. In 1997 he was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame for his participation in both groups.
"Playing music is a wonderful opportunity for young people to experience
self-expression and greater self-esteem. In addition, playing music with
other people offers a unique way to communicate outside the boundaries
of words and ideas. A persons heritage, ethnic origin or situation
in life dont come up with youre creating music together."
Furthermore, studies have shown that the creative learning process in
music and arts programs fosters an enhanced ability to learn traditional
curriculum. Students who have this kind of experience average 50 points
higher on SAT scores than students who have not.
Existing music programs for children have been hurt and new programs discouraged
by the recent cutbacks in government funding. They desperately need assistance,
both with funding and with promotion and public outreach. Our project
will particularly focus on programs in poor areas that have been especially
We will work closely with the Tides
Center and other local community organizations as well as an outstanding,
working Board of Advisors to help in any way we can to ensure quality
music programs are available to any children who are interested in embracing
the creative spirit."