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Zildjian Announces Two Remo Zildjian Music Therapy Internships

by Victoria Wasylak • in
  • Supplier Scene
• Created: April 11, 2018

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The Avedis Zildjian Company has announced that a music therapy internship program was recently established at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

The gift was made in memory of the late Remo Belli, founder of the Remo Drumhead Company and a longtime supporter of music therapy.

Additionally, this spring, a second Remo Zildjian Music Therapy Internship has been established at the Able ARTS Work in Long Beach, California, an arts-based organization assisting the disabled in low income urban areas. The internship will build upon the many years of support the organization has received from both Remo and his wife, Dr. Ami Belli.

“The Zildjian family has had a long standing relationship with Remo Belli”, says CEO Craigie Zildjian. “First as an endorser when Remo toured with singer Anita O’Day, and later as our largest dealer on the West Coast. In establishing the Remo Zildjian Music Therapy Internship Program, we pay tribute to Remo’s passion and commitment to helping people through the power of music.”

In Remo’s words, “I feel I am in the life-enhancement business…drums can be used by anyone for relaxation and enjoyment. They can be used for helping people with autism or Alzheimer’s – or for someone just showing up at a recreation center on a Tuesday night having a ball…as a rhythm instrument – they’re accessible; they’re instantaneous.”

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