A Benefit for Piano Hospital:
Out of Sight Salsa!
Saturday, March 9th, 2013
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$25.00/$35.00/$50.00 ADV/DOS (Rsvd. Seating)
Minors -21 permitted w/parent or legal guardianhttp://www.aladdin-theater.com/event/214491/
Ramsey Y Los Montunos
The School of Piano Technology For The Blind, aka "Piano Hospital", in Vancouver, WA, announces their Second Annual Benefit Concert!
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".
The School is raising money to replace a teacher who is retiring, and to hire a new teacher so they can accept more students. The next project is to start an Endowment, so the school can continue long into the future.
This is the only school in the world that trains blind students and the visually impaired that are above a high school level to become piano tuners and technicians. This allows them the dignity of earning their own living after graduation from the 2 year course. Students come from 15 countries, and there have been 300 graduates since the school was founded by Emil Fries in 1949.
About 70% of the legally blind are unemployed or underemployed, and rely on SSI benefits. But 69.6% of graduates of this school find careers in the music industry!