KORN Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer Performs With Students at McKinley School, Delivers Instruments

Published : Friday, March 27, 2015 | 5:21 AM

To celebrate national Music In Our Schools Month, Little Kids Rock — a national nonprofit dedicated to expanding music education in disadvantaged public schools nationwide — teamed up with KORN guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer and the KORN Foundation to deliver 20 new musical instruments to McKinley School on Wednesday.

Little Kids Rock is the a national nonprofit provider of popular music instruction, instruments and curricula to nearly 1300 public schools in 30 cities. In Los Angeles and Pasadena, Little Kids Rock programs reach nearly 13,000 students in more than 150 schools with weekly music lessons rooted in popular music genres like rock, funk, pop, reggae and others.

The Hot Topic Foundation, Little Kids Rock’s all-time largest funder, has contributed more than $1.2 million to Little Kids Rock since 2005 and plans to make a sizeable investment this year.

“All of us in the company have such a passion and love for music,”  says Hot Topic Foundation board member Joe Emory.

To add an extra level of excitement, Munky performed alongside the students who have been learning to play through Little Kids Rock’s free program. They performed The Beatles’”Eleanor Rigby” and Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”.

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