Kitchener, Canada, September 20, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Gift of Music Foundation, a Canadian charitable foundation that provides free music lessons to Canadian youth from low income families who would not otherwise have the opportunity, launched its new website recently.
Speaking for the charity, Edmund Kwaw, the Executive Director stated that the minimalist website is intended to enhance the profile of the Foundation and inform the Canadian public about the Foundation and its free music lessons programs.
Currently, the free music lessons program of the Foundation covers voice training and instruction in a variety of instruments. The Foundation does not itself directly provide music instruction, but partners with registered music schools and teachers who provide the lessons. Funding for free music lessons take the form of bursaries that are paid directly to the music school or teacher.
The process, according to information available on the website is as follows:
1. Applicants must complete an application form.
2. Applicants must apply or enroll in a music program at a provincially or federally registered institution and provide the completed application form to the music school or teacher. The teacher or manager of the music school will certify the completed application form indicating that the applicant has registered with the school and has been accepted pending approval of the application for a music lessons bursary.
3. The Foundation's Board of Directors review the completed application, make a decision respecting eligibility and communicate the decision to the school and applicant. Funding is then provided to the school.
4. Continued funding for a student is not automatic but is dependent on continued enrollment in the music program and consistent progress. The Foundation monitors the progress of each student. Funding is withdrawn where a student either drops out of a program or fails to show the appropriate level of progress.
The Gift of Music Foundation is a private charitable foundation and as such does not rely on public funds to undertake its charitable work.