Educational Musicianship Training
Our educational musicianship training program is a two step program. Step one is to select individuals who have a passion for learning to play and perform music then enroll them into our Intern program. A program designed to provide them with the necessary tools such as instruments, instruction thru qualified instructors and transportation to and from lessons when needed.
Step two is to then utilize their talents by way of giving them a performance platform at events we organize and produce as part of our supporting our community strategy.
This program is very dear to our CEO. Tim has a deep love for music and being a musician himself he knows how music can have an everlasting effect on a person. When asking him about his love for music he replies,
"Music is in our blood and is the heartbeat of who we are. As a child I always loved music, I loved the way it made me feel, the way it stirred my emotions and how the lyrics of certain songs would help me to express myself. I grew up listening to everything from 50’s & 60’s Doo Wop to Heavy Metal. I loved artists from all genres of music, The Commadors, Temptations, Kenny Rogers, Barry Manalow, Air Supply, Motley Crew, Scorpion and Twisted Sister just to name a few. In my teen years and young adult life I fell in love with Classic Rock-N-Roll from artists like Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Journey. After moving to California in 1990 I was captivated by the new country Rock-A-Billy sounds of Garth Brooks. This defined who I was as an artist and my younger musical influences shaped who I am as a well rounded musician."
Tim recalls the very moment when he knew that music was redefining his life and formed his deep passion to help many others find their place in the music world.
"As I turned 40 I attended my very first Sunday Service at The Father's House Church in Vacaville, CA. It became very clear to me in that moment that music needed to be the center of my life. I grew up singing in my local Church, however, never had I thought I would hear music in a Church like I did that day. It was clean wholesome music but with a rock, pop, country flare along with all the lights and fog. I felt like I was at a concert and I saw that music could be used to help people and to give somebody a purpose just as it did for me in that moment. This fueled my passion for music and became my driving force as I focused on building Reaching Down.
Today's music is still shaping the young minds of our next generation of musicians and not always in a good way. As music in our society becomes more and more about fame, fortune and violence the younger generational song writers and artists continue to create music containing violence and vulgarity that is distorting the minds of our children. My goal is not to change music but to have a positive effect on anyone I can to guide them down a path of using their gifts for something good. Music is tremendously influential and I want to be a part of leading others to being a good influence."