DALLAS – Little Kids Rock is entering the 2016 Christmas season on a high note, thanks to its ongoing partnership with Stephen Arnold Music, who just released “The Six Strings Christmas - Volume Two,” featuring 14 titles. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the growing nonprofit organization that has enriched the lives of more than 500,000 public school children in 127 school districts around the US since 2002.
By training and equipping public school teachers with musical instruments and a complete curriculum, Little Kids Rock helps provide classes, guitars, keyboards and amps to deserving children nationwide. Rooted in Stephen Arnold Music’s years of experience creating sonic branding and original music, “The Six Strings of Christmas - Volume Two” is a memorable way to enjoy these enduring holiday season tunes.
“As the reach of Little Kids Rock grows, this year we wanted to do even more for this amazing organization,” says Stephen Arnold, president of Stephen Arnold Music. “Recording ‘The Six Strings of Christmas - Volume Two’ was a wonderful experience. It allowed us to collaborate with the many world-class players that we call our friends, while going deeper into the great holiday season songbook. Knowing that these recordings are helping kids to learn an instrument and develop their own passion for music makes it truly special.”
Each track is a virtuoso guitar performance – four, six, eight, and twelve-string instruments are all represented. The songs are arranged and performed by top studio musicians and talent who have worked with Stephen Arnold Music throughout the year on their many demanding projects.
With Volume Two, listeners hear acoustic takes on “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “White Christmas,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and nine more magical holiday melodies. Recorded at Stephen Arnold Music’s studios in Dallas, each track captures the nuanced performances of some of the world’s top guitarists.
Available on iTunes, The Six Strings of Christmas retails for $9.99, with all proceeds going to Little Kids Rock. Also available on iTunes is the beloved Volume One, released in 2012, which features fresh takes on “Joy to the World,” “Ave Maria,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “O Come Emmanuel,” “The First Noel,” “Auld Lang Syne” and ten more selections.
Here’s what Little Kids Rock achieves with each sale of The Six Strings of Christmas:
• 1 album = Provides a child with three months of music lessons
• 5 albums = Helps put a brand new acoustic guitar into a child’s hands
• 10 albums = Supplies a keyboard and amp to a public school music class
Hear samples online: (www.stephenarnoldmusic.com).