I arrived just in time to hear the young, talented Michaela belting out one of her own songs. Michaela is already a recording artist at 16 and has her fan base. Her talent precedes her.
As she sang and played the piano, her proud parents in the audience as well as her many classmates were singing along, chanting, and smiling in approval. It is that type of support and encouragement that allows these kids to succeed and, no one is more passionate about that than Greg Koss. Koss holds class every afternoon without fail. He is determined that by bringing out the talent in the kids under his tutorledge, he can save a generation.
In his acknowledgement and appreciation of the audience as they stood in the rain, Koss told them, "Thanks so much to the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and especially Ann Berg for their continued support. I would like you all you to know that I could not teach these kids without organizations like this providing support." The Koss Music and Cultural Arts Institute depends on financial donations and the professional time of many supporters. Grants, donations and the commitment of professional support is crucial to the survival of the Institute.
The band wrapped up their set for the evening with "America The Beautiful" but not before jamming around the stage with "Tequila."
Koss Music and Cultural Arts Institute became a 501 C-3 organization in 2010 and since then been providing opportunities for youth who want to have music in their lives. The Institute is located at 1922 Oak Grove Blvd, Lutz. If you would like to support the Institute, please contact Greg Koss at telephone number 813.949.6881. You may also email Koss at kmcaigreg@gmail.