Music for Change

Music For Change is a non-profit 501c3 school program that Kelly Richey started in 2005. Kelly’s goal for Music For Change is to bring music and inspiration to Elementary and High school students (especially in low-performing schools), and Universities across the USA.  Kelly feels very passionate that music (and the Arts in general), be kept alive in schools, since so many Art and Music programs have been drastically cut from school curriculum in the
past 15 years.

Music for Change:  You can make a difference!


M4C is a 501c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Kelly Richey Assembly Program - Music for Change - WIN-E-MAC

Kelly had severe dyslexia during her school years so reading was very difficult for her and presented many problems, most notably in low self-esteem. Kelly has overcome her difficulties and is a well-seasoned guitar teacher and certified Life Coach, as well as performing solo and fronting her own band since the early 1990’s, The kelly Richey Band— who actively tour the USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia.  In addition, she’s recorded 16 CD’s over the years, developed and taught guitar workshops, written a poetry book, and recorded many DVD’s and videos for guitar instruction. She is also well-versed in every area of music business.

With M4C, Kelly seeks to re-establish inspiration and student achievement via speaking, teaching, Q & A time, playing her guitar and performing— and actively engaging with students on stage.  She has a zero tolerance for bullying, and believes that anti-bullying programs be established in schools everywhere, and that through team building and learning to play an instrument, students can gain interpersonal insight, compassion for others, and appreciation for not only one’s own talents, but for others as well.

Kelly Richey and Music for Change - M4C

Kelly is adamant that school programs like M4C are beneficial for at-risk youth on many levels.  Using musical programs as a tool for personal insight and academic learning can provide children with a venue to develop mentally, physically, and personally.  Music training aids muscular development by improving a child’s small motor skills, hand-eye coordination and overall physical coordination— and most importantly, it also builds self-esteem, particularly for shy, bullied, or introverted students.

  • Music training aids muscular development by improving a child’s small motor skills, hand-eye coordination and overall physical coordination.
  • Listening to music helps to increase a child’s attention span, concentration, and long and short term memory.
  • Studying music enhances school success by sharpening communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills that transfer to academic areas.
  • When children use imagination and self-expression to create music, they become aware of their own creative potential.
  • Children build self-confidence, self-discipline, and team responsibility when the success of joint performance depends upon the quality of each participant’s individual performance.

Kelly Richey and Music for Change - M4C

Through funding received from people like you— people who care that the Arts and Music stay alive in our school system, Kelly Richey can continue to offer her services to at-risk children and teenagers.  The

focus of Music For Change is to encourage a student’s interest in a music career, build personal success in school, help a struggling child with team building and healthy integration into society, and foster intelligence and self-esteem. Students will also learn about the history of music in the United States, develop a love and appreciation of all kinds of music, and learn about the many facets of career opportunities available within the music industry.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  M4C is a 501c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.  Please act now to help the future generation of our young men and women rise to their full potential— and be all that they wish to be, with full hearts and rock solid self-esteem!


 

Music for Change:  You can make a difference!


M4C is a 501c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Kelly Richey and Music for Change - M4C

Kelly Richey and Music for Change - M4C