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MusicLink Foundation

Rating: 4.98 stars   97 reviews 4,081

Address:

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 6,400 disadvantaged children nationwide with active students in all 50 states and 4 Canadian provinces.. Our dedicated and caring teachers have logged over 456,000 hours of instruction time which equates to over $11 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

Programs:

Provide opportunities to children in musiclink programs to receive ongoing lessons perform receive achievement awards and attend music camps about 775 students benefitted

acquire and distribute musical instruments and music to children in musiclink programs about 250 students benefitted

recruit teachers for musiclink programs and provide them with grants and teaching materials about 300 teachers benefitted

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703-534-9490
www.musiclinkfoundation.org

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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 have many students who have benefitted from the Music Link program, receiving instruments, fees for exams waived. They even got to play at the Mall of America.

 
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I have been a musiclink teacher for many years. This program allows my students to participate in exam programs free of charge. They would not be able to afford the fees and lessons involved in learning an instrument otherwise. One of my students received a free piano when she was starting lessons. Ten years later, she won a music scholarship and entered university in the music business major. Musiclink foundation was instrumental in helping Rachel develop her talents.

 
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MusicLink continues to assist my music school for mostly underprivileged students through instrument donation and discounted music. Some of these kids have been with us for more than five years so are becoming competent and growing musicians. Several participate in church services now. this is a very practical non-profit which facilitates the teacher and community helping a needy and committed family one by one.

 
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Because of this Foundation, I have been able to place 15 free acoustic pianos into student homes and have purchased hundreds of dollars in music from business partners at deep discounts. With the help of this Foundation, my program has been able to serve the needs of more than thirty needy piano students and we have just expanded to include guitar. The MusicLink services are easy to access by families in need as well as easy for the teachers. MusicLink fills a vital niche in the music community!

 
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MusicLink Foundation makes it possible for many deserving children to receive music lessons at my studio -- children whose families could not have afforded to pay full price. MusicLink is easy to work with and always willing to help me assist these students.

 
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I am a MusicLink teacher. MusicLink takes the paperwork out of my hands -- they review the student's application and financial information and confirm whether the child qualifies. They are ALWAYS quick, reliable and confidential. My questions are always answered in a timely manner. Their newsletter and communications make my job so much easier.

 
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As a kid, my dad lost his job and had to go back to college to get another degree ... and several years ago, the same thing happened to my husband. I don't know how my parents kept paying my brother and my piano during that time period, but we were able to keep my kids in piano (1), french horn (1), flute (1), and their swimming & gymnastics sports (1 each) through the generosity of partial scholarships from the Y and the Fort Wayne Symphony Orchestra. It was a tough time but we made it. I love that I am able to do this for others through MusicLink Foundation. Every child should have a chance to participate in music lessons/education. Through MusicLink Foundation (and Musikgarten's partnership with it), I am happy to offer early childhood music and piano classes to children who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch.

Lynelle V.
Music for Life Musikgarten Studio

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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Rating: 5 stars  

So many students have the desire to learn music, but for many it is an unattainable dream merely because they are unable to afford lessons and obtain a practice instrument. The MusicLink Foundation has done an amazing job at working to eliminate this barrier to young students. Many students are now offered the chance to learn an instrument, and their dedicated teachers are supported through the foundation.

 
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MusicLink has been an integral part of our children's music education for two years now. We have three children taking piano lessons and two others taking violin. Without the support of our piano teacher, who offers MusicLink lessons, we would never be able to afford lessons for our children. MusicLink also provides us with discounted entry fees for all of our recitals and competitions. It has been an amazing help to our family.

 
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Teaching talented, but financially disadvantaged students is a fantastically rewarding experience, and the MusicLink Foundation really helps to make it happen. They provide help in finding students who would benefit, and help financially through business partners, and teacher reimbursements. The organization is efficiently run, and very helpful. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience teaching MusicLink students!

 
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I cannot even begin to describe how grateful I am for the Musiclink Foundation. They have helped my family out on countless occasions. Whether it was helping my kids pay for string lessons, giving scholarship money for summer camps, helping to obtain instruments, or enabling us to get new strings, Musiclink has always been there for us. I would never have been able to support my kids and their dreams of being professional string players were it not for Musiclink. My family is forever grateful to them for everything they do.

 
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I first learned of the Musiclink Foundation from the director of my children's music school at a time when we were struggling to pay for lessons. We applied for a summer scholarship, and, as a result, my kids were able to attend a wonderful string camp. This was only the beginning, however, as we have continued to struggle financially, the Musiclink Foundation has provided wonderful support. My oldest son attended their conference in Virginia last June and received a beautiful viola. Then, around Christmastime, my youngest son received his very own cello. I feel truly blessed to have come to know this foundation; they have helped our family out more that I could have ever wished or imagined.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way they have treated my children and helped them to not only continue their musical studies, but excel in them as well (with new instruments).

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the wonderful people who work there and the happy smiles on my kids' faces.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so many more children.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

 
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We have four young children that wanted to take violin and piano lessons; they begged for years. On a pastors salary, with a 9 year old and triplet 7 year olds we just couldn't afford lessons for all of them. We have been so thankful for the opportunities that MusicLink has given our family! Now we hear music in our house all the time! We have seen each of our children's confidence grow as they learn to play instruments they have always dreamed of playing. We are so very grateful to the teachers that are willing to work at a greatly discounted rate so every child has this opportunity. MusicLink opened doors for our family that we never thought possible!

 
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MusicLink Foundation is a great organization and they make it possible for lots of students that are interested in music by providing instruments, books, and teachers so that they can take music lessons even if they can't afford to pay full price. Teachers care about these children and are willing to share their time and knowledge to help students learn to play an instrument and learn to love music for a lifetime.

 
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I have been a MusicLink teacher for over 15 years and also serve as a State Coordinator. MusicLink has provided my students with the opportunity to take lessons that they otherwise could not afford. They are hard workers and disciplined when it comes to practice. They will enjoy music for a lifetime and hopefully pass on this love to others. It is a pleasure to work with these young individuals and share the gift of music-making.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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