Little Masters Project
The Little Masters Project (LMP) is a community outreach project designed by Master Players Artistic Director and international concert violinist and producer Xiang Gao to benefit the children of under-served communities in the tri-state region. With the increasing crime rate in the city of Wilmington and other neighboring communities reported by the state government and public resources, LMP is designed to protect, inspire and empower the children who live in these communities. LMP will offer these children free instruments and free private music lessons during after-school hours to challenge them, develop their self-esteem and show them the reward and beauty of playing a musical instrument. LMP will also inspire young students by providing them a once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunity to share the stage with world-class musicians and will empower them by using their own music to change other people's lives at the venues of Master Players community partners. These partners may include (but are not limited to) retirement homes, medical facilities, community centers, schools and libraries.
With the PAC mini-grant, the education program was able to expand its breadth greatly, extending its reach to provide free music lessons, instruments, music theory instruction, and performance opportunities to underserved students and families throughout northern Delaware. As of today, the Little Masters Project has served 42 students (ages 6-18) at 11 schools, representing 4 Delaware school districts and 3 independent/charter schools