Students from Wadsworth High School in Ohio had just finished a Disney Performing Arts workshop at Saratoga Springs Resort Performance Hall when the superstar country quartet Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Philip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook surprised the group to give some music advice. “Music education is a right of every student,” Fairchild said in a new release.
“It helps them develop creativity and self-expression. It builds skills like collaboration and critical thinking that help them succeed in life. For me, my music teacher in high school pushed me out on stage for the very first time to sing a solo, and it changed my life. So I’m very grateful for music education and the power that it had on my career.”
Disney Publicity photo by Gregg Newton
Five-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year winner Little Big Town poses with Mickey Mouse on Jan. 13, 2017
during a Disney Performing Arts music workshop at Saratoga Springs Resort Performance Hall at