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  • NYSMTA has been a long term partner of the MusicLink Foundation. MusicLink began as a program of the Virginia MTA.

  • MusicLink links students in financial need with professional music teachers who volunteer to teach on partial or full scholarships for as long as these students continue to be motivated to learn. 

  • Teacher and parent agree on a fee. The fee is no more than half the teacher’s customary fee, and is often considerably less. MusicLink does not provide financial compensation to teachers for their tuition donation, but does reimburse for other student-related expenditures. In addition, it provides assistance in the purchase and repair of instruments, moving costs of donated pianos, free or discounted music from major publishers, and summer music camp scholarships. MusicLink is the recipient of the 2017 MTNA Achievement Award, for making a significant and lasting contribution to music and music making.

  • OUR WISH FOR 2019: A HEARTENING START TO THE NEW YEAR. We hope that every member of NYSMTA will consider volunteering to teach one MusicLink student. Those of us who work with these students and their families are rewarded by providing the same high quality music training that we offer to families who are financially able to afford full fees. 

  • Please contact Julie Wegener, NYSMTA MusicLink chair, to VOLUNTEER or to ask questions. We can help you locate an eligible student (or you may already be teaching one - and both of you can benefit by registering). If you are faculty at a university or a community music school, we can help you to set up a pedagogy experience in which advanced students teach a MusicLink student with faculty supervision. You can also download a School Packet with information that can be brought to any school to begin the process of nominating students for the program. 

  • It is our belief that no child should be denied the joy of music study due to a lack of financial resources. We invite you to join us!

  • For full info. You can also volunteer through the website under “How to participate.”

  • MusicLink’s  newsletter September, 2019

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