One of the hottest names in country music spent some time with youngsters at a music studio on Chicago’s west side Tuesday.
Brett Eldredge's visit also included a donation of $75k to support the studio.
Country Music Star Brett Eldredge talked before his show at Joe's on Weed Street about his work at a Boys and Girls Club on Chicago's west side. Eldredge visited a "Notes on Notes" music studio where he helped some toddlers build their first musical instruments.
Philip Gilley is the founder of Notes for Notes.
“We're always looking at what’s their access point, to get them interested in music, interested in the studio, so kind of leveraging a little more craft aspect of making your instrument, then maybe you’re interested in learning how to play it,” Gilley said.
The notes for notes program has now set up 22 studios around the country, in 17 different cities.
Eldredge, a native of Paris, Illinois downstate shared some songwriting tips with some of the older participants in Notes for Notes.
“We had a lot of quirky lines that seemed kind of crazy at the time, and all of a sudden it became this really fine song,” Eldredge said.
The Country Music Association Foundation and U.S. Bank fund the programs.
“It's really about bringing education to neighborhoods and students that really don't have a lot of access to it,” said Marsha Cruzan of U.S. Bank.