When Thunder Rock School first started, its founders built the school based on the spirit of giving back. Starting October, Thunder Rockers will be working with fFurious to help disadvantaged children in Singapore. Partnered by TCC, Art-Management, and Pronouce; Thunder Rockers will be mentoring these children and guiding them through music learning. We talk to one of Thunder Rock's founders, Ian Toh, to shed some light on this initiative.
What is Singled Out about?
Singled Out is an exhibition featuring 50 vinyl artworks by Singapore artists. Each of them transformed vinyl records or sleeves into unique pieces of art, based on a song which made a positive impact on the their lives.
Ultimately, funds will be raised to sponsor disadvantaged kids at Thunder Rock School, where we will not just teach them music, but help them better their lives and mentor them.
What plans do Thunder Rock have for these children?
Many Thunder Rockers have had their lives changed because of music. Music afforded us opportunities we could have never tasted, and also gave us something positive to work towards. Some Thunder Rockers have changed and turned their lives around with music; and we believe we can influence these children in the same way.
The instructors are eager to mentor these children and show them how music can work for them. At the same time, we want to enrich their lives and share what we've learned over the years with the kids. Taking these kids under our wings is a huge responsibility that we will helm with pride. Learning notes and chords and songs are just the basics, we want to teach them more about life.
How will this benefit the arts scene?
Besides the lovely visual arts pieces that have been created so far, we believe that the music scene can also benefit from this. Education will always be the building blocks for future generations of artistes. We want to mentor these kids to be the future of the local music scene, creating not just opportunties and original works, but also coming through our system and eventually becoming part of the scene and giving back.
For more information visit: http://singledout.ffurious.com or https://www.facebook.com/singledoutsg?fref=ts
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227A Upper Thomson Road, S574359
T: 6456 8722
43 East Coast Road, 2nd Floor, S428764
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