Live! Music & Kids
Our award-winning “Live! Music & Kids” education program brings professional musicians to the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club and the Laguna schools for performances and classes
Our Programs are twofold:
Music Appreciation Program: our award-winning “Live! Music & Kids” education program brings professional musicians to the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club for afternoon performances and classes. During the Music Festival, we provide in-school performances from festival artists, after-school workshops, interactive meet-the-artist events, discounted Festival tickets and youth volunteer opportunities.
Music Performance Enhancement Program: our outreach extends to the four Laguna Beach Schools on an as requested basis, from Master Classes with our acclaimed jazz artists at the High School to string quartets and other ensembles at the lower grades to inspire participation in music by the students.
A BIG thank you to our sponsors:
Assistance League of Laguna Beach
City of Laguna Beach
Ebell Club of Laguna Beach
Festival of Arts Foundation
Laguna Board of Realtors Charity Assistance Fund
Laguna Beach Live! Members
Laguna Beach Live! presented two $1000 scholarships to two lucky and deserving Laguna Beach High School students at the Senior Convocation on June 7, 2019.
The two students were chosen from a group of seniors who applied and wrote essays telling of their interest in music and the paths that passion was taking. Both of our winners, Sydney Davison and Leonard Wallstein, had been involved in music from their earliest years. Interestingly enough, the two of them had also collaborated during high school, playing together and writing music. They were both so very appreciative of the money, and both affirmed that they would continue with their studies and musical endeavors. Sydney Davison will be attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison in the Fall, while Leonard Wallstein will be taking a gap year before college.
Pam Estes, Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Club, comments, “Without Laguna Beach Live! there would be no music at all here – and music is such an important part of life. I once heard a quote – ‘Music is what feelings sound like.’ We are totally dedicated to helping young people discover their voice and exercising creative expression. Music transcends so many factors – language, culture, age -- and brings us all together. Thankfully, Laguna Live! has opened that door for so many young ones here at the Boys & Girls Club."
We know that frequent exposure to the arts during childhood is essential to creativity and learning. The arts inspire children’s creative thinking; promote teamwork; and, decrease school dropout rates and absenteeism…all important elements to success in school, the workplace and life in general.
One of the most popular classes is the instrument “petting zoo” when high school music students have come to the Boys & girls Club to introduce the children to different instruments.
Dr. Randy Pile's academic credentials include degrees in Music from UC Berkeley and UC San Diego. His Ph.D. dissertation was based on a revision of the guitar works of Joaquin Rodrigo, which he undertook while working closely with Maestro Rodrigo at his home in Madrid. He presented a Master Class at LBHS.