Megadeth’s David Ellefson, Heavy Metal Friends Offering #SchoolsOut Virtual Music Lessons to Students Displaced by Coronavirus Pandemic

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During the coronavirus pandemic, musicians are getting creative as a means of helping keep music alive despite everybody more or less being relegated to whatever they can do in their homes — and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is here to help.

Through his David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, he has put together a new initiative, #SchoolsOut, offering up individual music lessons via Skype to music students who may not otherwise be able to receive lessons due to our current situation.

Via the Foundation’s website:

We are proud to announce the #SCHOOLSOUT initiative, to give remote one-on-one mentoring sessions and music lessons via SKYPE, with legendary Rock and Metal artists, to students displaced from school activities by COVID 19 Restrictions.

The SKYPE sessions will be held by legendary Rock and Metal artists including David Ellefson (Megadeth), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Jimmy Degrasso (Ex-Megadeth, Alice Cooper), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, Ex-Guns N’ Roses), Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch), Chad Szeliga (Black Star Riders, Walking with Lions), Chris Poland (Ex-Megadeth), Phil Demmel (Ex-Machine Head), and more to be announced.

More information and a sign-up form for interested music students is available at the David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation website — click here for more details, and kudos to Ellefson and his team for this wonderful idea.

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