Good Things, Good Music!!

September 20, 2013 Updated Sep 20, 2013 at 1:29 PM EDT

By WKBW News

September 20, 2013 Updated Sep 20, 2013 at 1:29 PM EDT

I am so excited to be a part of our Good Things, Good Music event out at GCR Studios on Franklin in Buffalo! Channel 7 is collecting new/used instruments and monetary donations for local music students.

It's a cause near to my heart. We have always appreciated music and the arts in my house. My sister has her own dance studio, and I played the flute through school.

It just breaks my heart when I hear that there are students in our community who can't learn music because of budget issues. To me, music is not an extra, but an important part of the learning process. It's also one of the most beautiful pleasures of life.

I will be reporting live from the event during the 5-6:30 p.m. news. Come on out if you are as passionate as I am about music!!

We could not have done this without the hard work of Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls. This guy just amazes me. He's a huge rock star, but works tirelessly to give back to the community where he grew up. That's a man with great character! But then again, we see a lot of that here in Western New York!!!