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Nat King Cole's Daughters Spread Love of Music to Next Generation

Sometimes, musical dreams come in pairs — especially if they're the daughters of a musical icon.

Timolin and Casey Cole are the youngest daughters of Nat King Cole, the legendary performer who has sold millions of records around the world, and now they are helping to spread his love of music to future generations.

"He was the first African American to have his own television show, 'The Nat King Cole Show' in 1957," says daughter Timolin Cole, who says her father helped paved the way for younger artists. Now, the Nat King Cole Generation Hope Foundation delivers brand new instruments to Florida high schools with underfunded musical programs.

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The Coles are looking specifically to target school programs with the least economic funding — schools with sheet music and instruments that are 20 to 30 years old. Some schools they visit don't even have music stands.

The students at American Senior High School in Hialeah, Fla., gave the Coles a rock star welcome when the women arrived to deliver the gifts for the musical program.

"I don't think I could ever put into words how appreciative and thankful I am right now," Glen Eichelberg, Music Director at American Senior High School, told FOX News.

The Coles say that they hope to pass on their father's legacy and "to help to be able to inspire these young kids and enrich their lives and continue to convince them that they too can do it," says Casey Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole.

The students know that it will be up to them to practice — but at least that's now possible.

"Now I can offer, later on, this can be used for other people because all of our other instruments were pretty much broken," says American Senior High School trombone player Adrian Moreno.

Click here to read about the Nat King Cole Generation Hope Foundation.

Phil Keating joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in March 2004 and currently serves as FNC's Miami-based correspondent.