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MONTREAL, DECEMBER 16, 2015 – Jaye, a professional musician, musicologist and founder of Sharing Music Unites Us, surprised one student at St. Monica Elementary School in N.D.G. with a brand new acoustic guitar on December 16. Isabelle Legare, a Grade 6 student at St. Monica, was the lucky recipient of the guitar.

Students from grades 2 to 6 attended an assembly in the gym that morning, where Jaye talked to the students as well as performed with an acoustic and electric guitar. He told the students that if they want to learn how to play a musical instrument, they have to regularly practice three times a week. “Music takes time to learn. There are no shortcuts,” he said. “If you love it a lot, you will want to play music.” He also spoke about his organization Sharing Music Unites Us, and through the money he raises selling such items as t-shirts and guitar pick necklaces through his website, is used to purchase instruments that are given to selected students throughout Montreal.

“Jaye and his organization really makes a difference in communities,” said Principal Irini Margetis. “Not only will his appearance be a surprise for all of our students, but he will change the life of one of them with the gift of music. What a wonderful way to begin the holiday season!”
Following the performance, Jaye and Ms. Margetis also held a door prize drawing, in which eight St. Monica students won official Sharing Music Unites Us merchandise.

For more information on Sharing Music Unites Us, please visit:

Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213