Franklin County Commissioners spend most of their $314,000,000 General Fund budget on justice and public safety. But, they also provide $28,000 for free lesson on piano, guitar and other stringed instruments for children in low-income families.
Its late afternoon at Hughes Hall on the Ohio State University campus. Music teacher, Youmee Kim sits at a piano at the head of the classroom. Half-dozen studio pianos are lined up on well-worn tiled floors. On the walls, green chalk boards are ready for sharps and flats. Kim is ready for the first lesson of the summer.