Welcome to BigJoeDuskin.org !!!
Music education for young
children seems to be considered a luxury in America. Absolutely not. It is more of
a requirement than Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Click
here to learn how music education increases children's intelligence
and "learning to play a musical instrument changes the brain, leading to a slew of potential
benefits, including improved learning and understanding of language."
"To provide educational music experiences and
encouragement to participate in school band for as many public elementary students as possible, primarily
using local professional
In the panel on the left, you'll find
pages with all the info on the great things we've been doing. Unfortunately, only 4,000 Cincinnati
elementary students were able to see our presentations this past year, because of all the bad weather. We did
13 presentations during the 2013-2014 school year. We could have done a lot more, but the schools just didn't
have time, because of preparing for the state proficiency exams.
In the 2012-2013
school year, 6,000+ Cincinnatielementary students saw our 26 presentations. And 10,500+ students saw our 30
presentations in Columbus that we funded thru the Jazz Arts
Group. We also donated $5,000 to the World Piano
Competition's Bach-Beethoven-Brahms program for inner-city school
children and just did that again for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. We also donated $5,000 to Northern
Kentucky University's EMPOWER outreach program, $1,000 to Sycamore High School's choir toward new uniforms
and $500 to Piner Elementary's annual Music Blast fundraiser at Turfway Park on Saturday, August 24,
Of course, you'll also find some
great history about boogie-woogie pianist Big Joe Duskin. Enjoy your visit and let us know if you have any questions or info we
could add to the website.
You need to have money to be able to spend
it. That's why we go out of our way to make as much money as we can at our fundraisers, so we can pay
musicians $125 each to perform in public elementary schools and encourage children to join their school
State of Indiana employees can donate
directly to our foundation through a payroll deduction to their State Employees' Community Campaign (SECC).
Click here for the
website. The deadline to sign-up for 2014 is October 25, 2013. Just search for Big Joe
Duskin and you'll find us.
Lonely Instruments for Needy KidS
(LINKS) could really use some help
supplying school requests for instruments. Alto saxes and flutes in
particular, but everything helps. They can be donated at any Buddy Roger's Music
Store. Click here for full details on
here to join the LINKS Facebook