Herb Alpert's foundation has given $10.1 million to endow music education at Los Angeles City College.

The gift announced Thursday will provide all music majors tuition-free attendance, additional private lessons and further financial aid.

The musician says in a statement that LACC has helped many low-income students who have financial challenges.

Forty percent of music students within the nine-college Los Angeles Community College District study at LACC.

Alpert and his wife Lani make annual contributions to the arts and other causes through the foundation.