"Out Of Sight Salsa"
Benefit Concert, March 9, 2013
at the Aladdin Theater in Portland, 8pm, 3017 SE Milwaukie.
Vancouver, WA, announces their Second Annual Benefit Concert on March
9th, 2013, at 8pm, at the Aladdin Theater in Portland. 3017 SE Milwaukie
They are the only school in the world that trains blind students and the visually impaired, older than high school, to become piano tuners and technicians. This allows them the dignity of earning their own living after graduation from the 2 yr course. Students come from 15 countries. There have been 300 graduates since the school was founded by Emil Fries in 1949.
The revenue raised from this event will be used to bridge the gap between the cost of the school and the tuition they are able to charge. Tuition only covers 20% of the cost. The school offers a highly individualized, hands-on education, and one-on-one instruction, that allows students the optimum environment in which to learn the intricacies of piano tuning.
69.6% of graduates of this school find careers in the music industry. About 70% of the legally blind are unemployed or underemployed, and rely on SSI benefits.
Just imagine learning your job as a blind person???
The concert will feature hot, sizzling Salsa Music, played by Ramsey Embick's 9pc Salsa Orchestra, "Ramsey Y Los Montunos". The Oregonian says they are "one of Portland's hottest musical acts". Also on the program will be an exciting salsa dance exhibition from the Gemini School of Salsa Dancing, featuring award-winning performers such as "Javier and Holly".