Jeremy had a learning disorder that prevented him from reading. Learning music helped him fix the issue and he has since become a productive adult in the technology sector.
When Jeremy was 14 years old, his best friend lost access to the trumpet he played in the school band. The school did not have another trumpet so his friend was told he had to play a different instrument and buy his own reeds. The friend could not afford reeds, so Jeremy used money he earned working in the school cafeteria to buy his friend the reeds. They spent their remaining school days enjoying playing in the band together.
Jeremy’s mother, Jennifer took Jeremy’s compassionate act and decided to expand it, thus the Jeremy project was born. Students are loaned instruments their schools do not have and their families can’t afford. They are expected to meet minimum educational requirements in order to participate.
Today there are more than 500 instruments loaned to students by Desert Sounds in 87 schools all over the Valley of the Sun.