Rich Eckhardt jams the "Blues" with the students during Little Kids Rock at Mt. View Elementary School. SUBMITTED BY MARK HALE
Rich Eckhardt, guitarist for Toby Keith, participated in a Little Kids Rock event at Mt. View Elementary School.
Mark Hale, music teacher at the school, said that Rick met and played with 60 students in third through fifth grades. There was also a question and answer session. Little Kids Rock has provided Mt. View with free instruments. In Hale's room there are 70 acoustic guitars, 20 electric guitars and bass and four drum kits. The project teaches kids how to play pop, rock, reggae, funk, blues, rap and hip-hop music.
Students perform, compose and record their own music. More information can be found at: www.littlekidsrock.org.