“Music education is a huge contributor to a student’s success in school and life”: Wolfgang Van Halen donates $100,000 to schools in need of musical instruments

Wolfgang Van Halen performs onstage
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Wolfgang Van Halen has supported the launch of a new charity program with a $100,000 donation to schools that require musical instruments, helping inspire a new generation of musicians. 

The donation, made by Wolfgang and the wider Van Halen family, is in collaboration with Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. They've joined forces to launch its new Adopt a School program. 

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.