Music unites, music inspires. Music touches people on a personal level.

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BACK TO SCHOOL

I have a wonderful new development with my concerts around the country.​​

As a way of giving back, I visit in the days before a concert in a city, one or more schools, colleges or universities to do a special motivational and inspirational program with them.

I meet with the students of the music department or department of modern languages to tell how learning multiple languages helped me understand different cultures, helped me to respect other cultures more and helped me in my professional career. Or I meet with the students in the music department to tell how music brought so much joy in my life and how much music can bring joy to others. Music unites, music inspires. Music touches people on a personal level. The colleges and universities are very excited about my visits as it inspires their students enormously.

But I could use some help. I'm seeking donations to pay for the costs of tarveling earlier to the cities where I do concert and the cost of materials I give out. Donations are tax-deductable. See more below how you can help.
It is scientificaly proven that students that take music lessons perform better overall in school/college.

1. Musical training helps develop language and reasoning: Students who have early musical training will develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. The left side of the brain is better developed with music, and songs can help imprint information on young minds.
2. A mastery of memorization: Even when performing with sheet music, student musicians are constantly using their memory to perform. The skill of memorization can serve students well in education and beyond.
3. Students learn to improve their work: Learning music promotes craftsmanship, and students learn to want to create good work instead of mediocre work. This desire can be applied to all subjects of study.
4. Increased coordination: Students who practice with musical instruments can improve their hand-eye coordination. Just like playing sports, children can develop motor skills when playing music.
5. A sense of achievement: Learning to play pieces of music on a new instrument can be a challenging, but achievable goal. Students who master even the smallest goal in music will be able to feel proud of their achievement.
6. Kids stay engaged in school: An enjoyable subject like music can keep kids interested and engaged in school. Student musicians are likely to stay in school to achieve in other subjects.
7. Success in society: Music is the fabric of our society, and music can shape abilities and character. Students in band or orchestra are less likely to abuse substances over their lifetime. Musical education can greatly contribute to children’s intellectual development as well.
8. Emotional development: Students of music can be more emotionally developed, with empathy towards other cultures They also tend to have higher self esteem and are better at coping with anxiety.
9. Students learn pattern recognition: Children can develop their math and pattern-recognition skills with the help of musical education. Playing music offers repetition in a fun format.
10. Better SAT scores: Students who have experience with music performance or appreciation score higher on the SAT. One report indicates 63 points higher on verbal and 44 points higher on math for students in music appreciation courses.
11. Fine-tuned auditory skills: Musicians can better detect meaningful, information-bearing elements in sounds, like the emotional meaning in a baby’s cry. Students who practice music can have better auditory attention, and pick out predictable patterns from surrounding noise.
12. Music builds imagination and intellectual curiosity: Introducing music in the early childhood years can help foster a positive attitude toward learning and curiosity. Artistic education develops the whole brain and develops a child’s imagination.
13. Music can be relaxing: Students can fight stress by learning to play music. Soothing music is especially helpful in helping kids relax.
14. Musical instruments can teach discipline: Kids who learn to play an instrument can learn a valuable lesson in discipline. They will have to set time aside to practice and rise to the challenge of learning with discipline to master playing their instrument.
15. Preparation for the creative economy: Investing in creative education can prepare students for the 21st century workforce. The new economy has created more artistic careers, and these jobs may grow faster than others in the future.
16. Development in creative thinking: Kids who study the arts can learn to think creatively. This kind of education can help them solve problems by thinking outside the box and realizing that there may be more than one right answer.
17. Music can develop spatial intelligence: Students who study music can improve the development of spatial intelligence, which allows them to perceive the world accurately and form mental pictures. Spatial intelligence is helpful for advanced mathematics and more.
18. Kids can learn teamwork: Many musical education programs require teamwork as part of a band or orchestra. In these groups, students will learn how to work together and build camaraderie.
19. Responsible risk-taking: Performing a musical piece can bring fear and anxiety. Doing so teaches kids how to take risks and deal with fear, which will help them become successful and reach their potential.
20. Better self-confidence: With encouragement from teachers and parents, students playing a musical instrument can build pride and confidence. Musical education is also likely to develop better communication for students.
  
I kindly ask for your support. I’m seeking for a total of $25,000 in donations to pay for:
            - The extra costs of travel to travel earlier to the city where the concert will be held.
            - The costs of the musicians that will be part of some visits to schools and colleges.
            - The costs a special paper on the positive effects of learning a music instrument and      learning a  foreign language.
            - The costs of the materials that will be hand out to the students, like CDs.
            - The free tickets for the concert that will be given to the students.

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. To make this possible for I work together with the fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas, an arts service organization and a 501(c)(3) public charity. For more information and donations visit: www.fromvenicewithlove.com

Donations can also be done with a check. Please send your contribution to: 
Giada Valenti,
27516 Shirley Place, Suite 203,
Santa Clarita, CA 91387.

Checks should be made payable to Fractured Atlas, with From Venice With Love Tour in the memo line.

Thank you for your time and consideration,
Giada Valenti