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Little Kids Rock and Stephen Arnold Music Boost Music Education

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Little Kids Rock™ and Stephen Arnold Music Boost Music Education with ‘The Six Strings of Christmas’ Virtuoso Guitar Performances of Holiday Classics

Non-Profit Organization Benefits from Sales of Album by The Leaders in Sonic Branding, Bringing Free Instruments, Music Lessons to Disadvantaged Public Schools

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DALLAS, TX – The sound of success is even sweeter when it benefits a worthy non-profit organization. Founded in 2002, Little Kids Rock™ changes the lives of children everywhere by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. Stephen Arnold Music is continuing an important holiday tradition with Little Kids Rock, via the 2014 holiday release of The Six Strings of Christmas.

This instant classic has always channeled 100% of the proceeds to support Little Kids Rock, with a banner year in 2013: Stephen Arnold Music raised over $3,000, which put 60 brand new acoustic guitars into the hands of deserving children.

The Six Strings of Christmas is an unforgettable spin on classic holiday songs – one which has helped Little Kids Rock to share the unique joys of music education. Rooted in Stephen Arnold Music’s years of experience creating sonic branding and original music, the collection presents a welcome way to enjoy 16 essential holiday season tunes.

Each track is a virtuoso guitar performance – four, six, eight, and 12-string instruments are all represented – arranged and performed by top studio musicians and talent that work with Stephen Arnold Music throughout the year on their many demanding projects.

The result is fresh renditions of “Joy to the World”, “Ave Maria,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “O Come Emmanuel,” “The First Noel,” “Auld Lang Syne,” and ten more that are magical to listen to. Recorded at Stephen Arnold Music’s studios in Dallas, TX, each track captures the nuanced performances of some of the world’s top musical craftsmen.

Available on iTunes and CD, The Six Strings of Christmas sells for $9.99, with all proceeds going to Little Kids Rock. The organization partners with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run full-fledged music programs.

Stephen Arnold Music’s work has been central to the identity of such clients as Nexstar Broadcasting, Fox Business Channel, CNN, The Weather Channel, CCTV, and a full 35% of all US local TV markets. With The Six Strings of Christmas, the company continues to apply its musical expertise to making a difference.

“Word is continuing to spread about Little Kids Rock,” says Stephen Arnold, President of Stephen Arnold Music. “The Six Strings of Christmas is just one small piece of the puzzle for an organization that now sports an incredible Honorary Board of Directors including Bonnie Raitt, Slash, BB King, Paul Simon, Carlos Santana, Steven Van Zandt, Joe Satriani, and Ziggy Marley.

“Getting guitars to 60 children last year was an amazing feeling, and this year we aim to do even better,” continues Arnold. “As an all-volunteer organization, Little Kids Rock ensures that all funds raised directly benefit underprivileged children nationwide. We’re glad The Six Strings of Christmas helps make that happen.”

Here’s what Little Kids Rock achieves with each sale of The Six Strings of Christmas:

1 CD = Provides a child with three months of music lessons

5 CDs = Puts a brand new acoustic guitar into a child’s hands

10 CDs = Supplies a keyboard and amp to a public school music class

To purchase The Six Strings of Christmas, or to help spread the word, please visit: www.stephenarnoldmusic.com/thesixstringsofchristmas

About Stephen Arnold Music:

Often referred to as the most-heard, least-known composers in America, Stephen Arnold Music’s creativity is experienced every day in more than 100 million homes throughout the U.S. Based in Dallas with offices in San Diego and New York, with additional recording studios in Santa Fe, “The World Leader In Sonic Branding™ has more than 20 years of success delivering impactful, brand-defining music that makes a difference for today’s top broadcast networks, cable channels, television stations, film production studios and advertising agencies. With multiple Emmys, Addys and Promax Golds to their credit, Stephen Arnold Music’s specialized approach and commitment to the power of sonic branding, state-of-the-art production and unparalleled customer service is at the core of its promise. Stephen Arnold Music continues to set the creative bar in a highly competitive content landscape. For more information, please visit www.stephenarnoldmusic.com

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