Keeping Music Alive is more than a mission for supporters of Nat King Cole Generation Hope, it’s a PASSION!
The mission of Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. is to provide music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources. We accomplish this mission by funding programs which provide for instruction, mentoring and resources.
Nat King Cole Generation Hope values music as a critical learning tool that keeps students engaged in school, helps develop well-rounded individuals and encourages skills that are vital for success in the 21st century.Advocate
Why Music Education
We value music as a critical learning tool that keeps students engaged in school, helps develop well-rounded individuals and encourages skills that are vital for success in the 21st century.View Article
This is your brain - This is your brain on music. Musical training doesn't just improve your ear for music — it also helps your ear for speech. That's the takeaway from an unusual new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers found that kids who took music lessons for two years didn't just get better at playing the trombone or violin; they found that playing music also helped kids' brains process language.View Article
Students in high-quality school music programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs, regardless of the socioeconomic level of the school or school district.View Article
If educators want to develop critical, creative thinkers who can set and accomplish their own goals - and who can use those skills to strengthen their math and reading skills - they may want to take another look inside the music room.View Article
Our Music Education Programs
VH1 Save the Music – Keys+Kids
NKCGH funds piano grant in 2015. A piano often serves as the nucleus for many arts programs in a school. Not only does a quality piano serve general, choral and instrumental music, but it is also used in theater and dance programs.Read More
Donate an Instrument
Have an old oboe, trumpet or violin (almost any instrument will do)? Want to make a difference? Email us and we will place your instrument with a child in need OR make a donation to purchase NEW instruments!Contact Us
Nat King Cole Generation Hope is proud to support schools and organizations that are committed to providing quality music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources.Read More
What people are saying...
I may be helping to bring harmony between people through my music.Nat King Cole
Children who play an instrument develop a work ethic early in life because they understand the discipline and perseverance it takes to master their playing.Randy Bloom of NCCI, GENERATIONS Concert sponsor
Nat King Cole Generation Hope should be proud of the quality music education they provided during their summer camp for underserved children, some who probably had never seen a violin. I was absolutely amazed with their performance.Natalie Cole
In the day and age of standardized tests and data data data, music provides students with a creative outlet within their school day. We could not offer our five music programs without the support of NKCGH.Laura Sinclair, Summer Strings Music Director