Music Lessons Bring Joy to Poor Children

In Baltimore, a free after school music program called OrchKids is being used as an instrument of change for children in underprivileged neighborhoods. In the past 10 years, more than 13-hundred children have received free music lessons, and free instruments — from flutes, trumpets to violins. The program, sponsored by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, aims to create social change in a city where about 40 percent of the population live in poverty. VOA’s Deborah Block reports.

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