I love seeing musicians give back especially when it comes to school music programs. In today's unique school situation Dave Ellefson, bassist for Megadeath, is giving back with free online music lessons. Kids are remote learning and some can't get their usual music lessons, so this is a great way to keep music education alive during the coronavirus pandemic.

The David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation announced a new “School’s Out” initiative which will provide free music lessons via skype for students at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Here’s a list of the artists taking part in the initiative:

Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD)

Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-GUNS N’ ROSES)

Chris Poland (ex-MEGADETH)

Kiko Loureiro (MEGADETH)

Clint Lowery (SEVENDUST)

Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER)

Chris Kael (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH)

Dirk Verbeuren (MEGADETH)

Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH, ALICE COOPER)

Chad Szeliga (BLACK STAR RIDERS, WALKING WITH LIONS)

Students 18 and younger can sign up and find more information through ellefsonyouthmusicfoundation.org.

These are one-off music lessons and mentoring sessions on guitar, bass, drums and vocals. Students can choose the instructor they want in the application.