Since Izzie Baldwin the studio cat ran away a few months ago, I’ve been thinking it’s time for a new studio mascot. And what better way to symbolize the oversize impracticality of a grand piano, and the tenacious ruggedness of a piano student, than a rhinoceros! Long story short, our piano studio is now fostering a beautiful four year-old rhinoceros in Kenya named Solio. To the best of my knowledge, and please correct me if I’m wrong, Music Foundations is the only piano studio in North Carolina with a foster rhinoceros daughter. I hear she is a very fast learner, so I’m hoping to have her over soon to play for one of our performance classes. But just in case she doesn’t make it stateside, I’m sure her caretakers could use your help in Africa. Raising a rhinoceros isn’t cheap! The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a highly respected organization devoted to wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. It’s easy to foster an elephant or a rhino, and it’s important work they do. Click here to choose an orphan rhinoceros or elephant to foster. I don’t want to play favorites but I think Solio’s the coolest one there. If you do decide to donate, please let me know!