The March for Music Education (MME) initiative is a catalyst for music education and employment training in Kingston, Jamaica. MME engages musicians, record labels, management companies, and fans in an international effort to create a community of support focused on developing the next generation of Jamaican musicians. The 2019 March for Music Education Residency in Kingston was led by George “Spanky” McCurdy. Spanky is a world-renowned drummer as well as an up-and-coming producer, best known for his pop music work with Lady Gaga and Ms. Lauryn Hill. From March 26-29, 2019 Spanky delivered workshops and masterclasses at the Alpha Institute and Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, coordinated in partnership with Manifesto Jamaica, Jamaica Nice and the CHOR Foundation.