Alexandro ‘Hightone’ Guerrero better known as “Tone” has donated some musical equipment and art supplies to two charities in a personal project which he tagged “EARLY XMAS”.
He said the aim of this donation to “Boys and girls clubs of North San Mateo County, South San Francisco, CA” and “Free Arts for Abused Children
Los Angeles, California” is to encourage young kids to turn to art as a means of expression and as a therapeutic outlet. Some of the supplies donated include, Sketch Books, Pencils, Pens, Charcoal Sticks, Crayons, Sharpeners, Tortillons, Charcoal Pencils, Erasers & paints. He also donated time to teach the kids some production and musical instrument playing lessons.
“Hightone” who himself is a self taught artist/multi talented instrumentalist and producer started his career in the Bay Area. According to Alex, the pandemic lockdown has caused a lot of schools to be closed and helping these kids acquire and develop their art skills is a great way to ward off depression and also keep their minds busy and sharp while staying safe at home.
“Music cuts across all barriers so I devote time to teaching these kids how to play instruments like the guitar, piano and drums,” says Guerrero.
Alex who was motivated by the saying “an idle mind is the devil’s workshop” says he wants to keep their young minds busy. He said finding art when he was younger helped keep him grounded and away from gangs and trouble.
“As a kid I was happiest around music and art and so my hope is that this donation will do the same for these kids,” Tone said.