Jack Johnson, Elton John Help National Music Education Program Expand

Turnaround Arts, a music education program affiliated with the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, has announced the expansion of its program to 54 high-poverty schools across the country. The expansion includes the involvement of many famous names who will be "Turnaround Artists." They include Jack Johnson, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and Elton John. Johnson tells Rolling Stone about his decision to involve himself with Turnaround. He explains, 'My love of music started as a kid strumming the ukulele in the elementary classroom," The pilot program began with eight schools and is now a presence in 15 states, helping to bring resources, supplies and talent to lower income schools.