A Niantic organization dedicated to music instruction has expanded its scholarship program by partnering with three New London organizations.
The String Theory School of Music is joining with the , New London Education Foundation, and to increase access to the scholarships. The Music 4 Music's Sake scholarships cover a year of tuition, and the number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon donations to a fund managed by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.
The organization says every $25 donation covers a lesson. Recipients are "individuals who demonstrate a passion for music, love for learning, and a desire to share those qualities with a community of like-minded people." The scholarship does not cover instruments, rentals, or other supplemental materials.
As part of the partnership, musical instructors in the New London Public Schools as well as members of the New London Education Foundation will submit applications from potential scholarship recipients to the organization.
The String Theory School of Music was founded in 2007 by music instructor and professional guitarist Chris Leigh and his wife Amy, a high school teacher. The organization offers private lessons in guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums, and singing for all age levels and has a waiting list for violin, brass, and woodwinds lessons.
Contributions to the scholarship fund may be made online or via mail to the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.