MusicLink Foundation

Rating: 4.97 stars   68 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education

Location: 1043 N. McKinley Road Arlington VA 22205 USA

Mission: To provide long term musical training to promising children in financial need across the country by linking them with qualified music teachers willing to teach at a reduced rate.
Results: We have reached over 5,800 disadvantaged children nationwide with active students in over 46 states and 3 Canadian provinces.. Our dedicated and caring teachers have logged over 406,000 hours of instruction time which equates to over $10 milllion in in-kind donation.
Target demographics: Low-income children nationwide from early childhood through age 18.
Direct beneficiaries per year: There are approximately 1,000 students actively involved in lessons at any one time throughout the year.
Geographic areas served: Nation-wide

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

I have been a MusicLink teacher for two years and it has been a wonderful association. Students who wouldn't otherwise be able to take lessons or pay for music or an instrument are thriving in their piano lessons. One very bright young student has had the use of an electric keyboard for a year and now, thanks to MusicLink and friends, has been given a piano which was moved into his home on his birthday. He and his mother are so appreciative and I am just delighted. The area representative for MuslicLink is fantastic and once a year the MusicLink teachers and their students get together and play in a local mall to raise money for the program. Very fun and positive experience. M. Stephens, Vermont

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i'm very thankfull to the Music Link Foundation for helping my son in getting a grand piano so he was able to practice at home, my son has been taking piano lessons for the last almost 4 years, i was very happy to find them ,when i found out that my son had the gift of playing the piano by ear, so i'm so very thankfull for everything he has learned Sue Wege is his piano teacher and she has been wonderfull teaching him and helped me afford the piano lessons for my son. thank you very much

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I have taught MusicLink students since 2006, and it has been an honor and a pleasure to do so. Over the past 9 years, the MusicLink students I encountered in my singing classes, Kindermusik classes, and theater classes made excellent use of the opportunities available to them.

For example, during a two-week theater institute last summer, it was thrilling to watch one of my long-time teenage choral students learn to trust her artistic voice, cultivate spatial awareness, and grow in confidence over such a short time frame. Without MusicLink, our communities would miss out on the artistic growth and astonishing potential of these young and innovative contributors. I'm proud to support an organization that makes music instruction available to children who might not otherwise receive it.

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MusicLink provides its volunteers with the type of support that encourages, motivates and supports. The teachers and students are very fortunate to have this fabulous non-profit available to them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with MusicLink as a volunteer teacher for many years. I have see the difference it makes for these wonderful children in financial need. Music should be a birth rite!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with MusicLink for over 15 years and have been consistently and deeply impressed. As director of a community school in an underserved community, I followed the musical and personal progress of many children from low income families who were given the opportunity to study with teachers through MusicLink. Their lives will be forever enriched.

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Musical study should be available to everybody regardless of income and I am happy to play a part in bringing music to underprivileged students.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you to all the dedicated MusicLink teachers who have helped so many students who otherwise would not have a chance to make music lessons a part of their lives. MusicLink is an amazing program!
Thanks also to those who contribute the their time and dollars to this very worthwhile organization!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I became a MusicLink teacher in 1992 and taught several MusicLink students over the years until I retired in December 2011. Getting to know and nurture these talented, eager kids was truly the highlight of my career. We learned a lot from each other and they grew into productive adults. It was a privilege to pass on the blessings my teachers extended to me.

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I've had the privilege of being a Board Member of the MusicLink Foundation for several years and have seen from the inside the strong commitment and success of it's mission to provide any child who has musical potential with the opportunity to nurture this talent. Children from low income families with financial challenges are the cherished recipients of assistance by the MusicLink Foundation. The student/teacher stories are not only heart-warming but also stories of personal gratification, growth and success for students and teachers alike. The grassroots approach of the MusicLink Foundation is extraordinary and admirable, reaching thousands of students since its inception and engaging hundreds of professional music teachers to share their time and talent. I'm truly proud of this organization and its success in making a difference in the life of a child...and all who surround that child.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

MusicLink is fabulous! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to reach out to needy young musicians by giving discounted piano lessons. These students have such a passion for music and are a joy to teach! I am also so happy that I have the opportunity to know and be inspired by other caring and knowledgable MusicLink teachers. The whole foundation provides such a wonderful way of sharing the joy of music!

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