Country singer Taylor Swift visited Music City this weekend where she opened the $4 million Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
On Sunday the famed pop superstar will receive her sixth songwriter-artist of the year award from Nashville Songwriters Association International.
Swift was in attendance for the new center on Saturday morning and she cut the ribbon in dedication of the education center. Swift donated the new wing as part of the Hall of Fame’s plans to expand.
After cutting the ribbon Taylor Swift showed reporters and high school students around the new classroom and exhibit.
In an interview following the opening day ceremony Swift said, “I’m really excited about this music education center and the fact that right now they have three different classes going on today. It’s really exciting that we can be here on a day when they’re not only unveiling it, but they’re starting to actively use it today.”
Featured inside the $4 million Music Hall and Museum education center is classroom space with hands-on instruments and various ongoing education opportunities. According to museum operators the educational opportunities have now increased seven fold.
Taylor Swift reveals that plans are already underway to get her involved in some of the new music wings educational offerings.
“We’ve been talking about different programs I can be involved in,” Swift said. “I hate to call it a lecture because that sounds like I’m yelling at people, but we could do a Q&A talking to students here and a songwriters discussion would be really fun to have at some point.”
Are you impressed with a young singer like Taylor Swift donating millions of dollars to help increase hands-on music education?