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Musonia will be repainted and refinished, and the second half of the grand salon will be reopened as the official Randy Rhoads museum.
Musonia will be repainted and refinished, and the second half of the grand salon will be reopened as the official Randy Rhoads museum.
116 backers pledged $16,442 to help bring this project to life.

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Musonia School of Music was founded by Delores Rhoads in 1948, as a place where children and adults in the local community could receive music education at an affordable price. Run today by Delores’ son Kelle Rhoads, Musonia continues to teach local students of all ages piano, drums, and guitar.

Randy Rhoads, the iconic guitarist of Ozzy Osborne and Quiet Riot, was the son of Delores Rhoads. He learned how to play guitar at Musonia. After his passing, Musonia now serves a dual role as a music school and the Randy Rhoads museum.

In order for Musonia to continue operating, it needs some small but urgent restoration work. The exterior of the school needs to be repainted to prevent decay of the wood. The guitar room and bathroom also need to be repainted, with some deep cleaning as well.

Most excitingly, the second half of the grand salon, which has previously been closed to tours, will be reopened and cleaned. This space will become the official Randy Rhoads museum. The Randy Rhoads artifacts and memorabilia would now have a dedicated and secure space in the building, preserving them for future generations.

Although the amount for this campaign is $2,000, Musonia actually needs up to $20,000 to restore the surfaces and infrastructure of the building. We are offering some exciting rewards in this campaign to supporters of the school and fans of Randy Rhoads, and we hope that you'll help us reach our goal.

We hope you’ll consider becoming part of the mission to restore the Musonia school, and create a museum for Randy Rhoads fans of the future.

Risks and challenges

The major challenge in this project is going to be painting and cleaning the school, while still protecting and storing the precious pieces of the Randy Rhoads museum.

The upright pianos and instruments from the second half of the grand salon (currently storage area) will need be moved out to the rear of the school.

The funding from Kickstarter will be used to fund the restoration, such as repainting the ceiling of the lobby and grand salon, and the exterior of the school, which is estimated at $8000. We will need every dollar that can be provided from Kickstarter to get Musonia back into a condition where it can attract new students and visitors in the 21st century.

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    Official Musonia restoration donor

    Your name will be added to the list of restoration contributors on the Musonia website

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    Musonia Bumper Sticker

    You will receive the newly designed Musonia Bumper Sticker. You will also be listed on the website as an official contributor to the restoration.

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    Musonia T-Shirt

    Receive a Musonia School of Music Official T-Shirt. You will also receive a Musonia bumper sticker, and your name will be added as an official contributor to the restoration.

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    Musonia Tour Credit

    A credit for one group tour of the restored Musonia and Randy Rhoads Museum. Credit does not expire. You will also receive a T-Shirt, bumper sticker, and be listed as a contributor to the restoration. We can ship this reward internationally.

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    Signed copy of Magnificent Obsession

    Receive a copy of Kelle Rhoads' Magnificent Obsession, signed by Kelle Rhoads. You will also receive a personal thank you note from the Rhoads family. You will also receive all previous rewards (including T-Shirt, Bumper Sticker, one group tour credit)

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    Randy Rhoads Tribute Record

    Receive an original copy of the Randy Rhoads "Tribute" LP record. You will also receive a signed, personal thank you letter from the Rhoads family.

    This reward also includes:
    One group tour credit for the restored Musonia
    Official Musonia T-shirt and bumper sticker

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    Randy Rhoads' Personal Business Cards

    Receive one of Randy Rhoads personal guitar instruction business cards. These are the original cards produced and used by Randy as a guitar teacher in the 1970s, and would make a great gift for any Randy Rhoads fan.

    You will also receive:
    - One group tour credit for the restored Musonia
    - Signed, personal thank you letter from the Rhoads family
    - Official Musonia T-shirt and bumper sticker

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    RANDY RHOADS Numbered Copies Book

    A Limited Edition Tribute To RANDY RHOADS numbered copies book (1997) by Jackson Guitars Company

    Inside the book: Randy's story, the beginnings, the talent, the style, the success, large color images

    and an exclusive CD of interviews with Delores Rhoads and Ozzy Osbourne

    A must to have for Hard Rock & Heavy Metal fans!

    You will also receive:
    - One group tour credit for the restored Musonia
    - Signed, personal thank you letter from the Rhoads family
    - Official Musonia T-shirt and bumper sticker

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    Grand Salon Plaque

    Your name will be printed on a plaque commemorating the restoration in the Musonia Grand Salon.

    You will also receive:
    - An original copy of the Randy Rhoads "Tribute" LP record
    - One group tour credit for the restored Musonia
    - Signed, personal thank you letter from the Rhoads family
    - Official Musonia T-shirt and bumper sticker

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Funding period

- (30 days)