As part of Lanny & The MLK’s overall mission to bring the light of music to the underprivileged, Girl with a Guitar is a multi-cultural effort with a focus on girls’ education and womens’ rights by means of the guitar.
In June 2015, Lanny traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan, to inaugurate Girl with a Guitar, meeting many eager participants, and teaching a group of girls who have suffered many hardships and the loss of loved ones due to war and poverty.
Research shows that kids who learn music are healthier, happier and have higher brain function than kids who don’t learn music. In countries like Afghanistan, music has been badly neglected — and for girls in impoverished areas, virtually non-existent.
On his travels, Lanny hopes to introduce guitars to girls who aspire to learn and enhance their lives with the beauty and warmth of music, melody and compassion.