The MusicLink Foundation is a national non-profit organization which seeks out promising music students who are in financial need and links them with qualified music teachers willing to teach them for up to half their normal rate. The Foundation assists with getting instruments, music and music camp scholarships to the students.
The MusicLink Foundation consists of over 1,000 independent music teachers, over 200 coordinators at local and state and regional levels, a Board of Directors, an Advisory Board including such names as Andre Watts and Marvin Hamlisch and an Executive Director.
MusicLink teachers have reached nearly 3,500 students in over 40 states donating over 230,000 hours of instruction equivalent to almost $6 million. The MusicLInk Foundation's network of coordinators, teachers and business partners is the vital link for creating musicians, on student at a time.
|Person||Dr. Joanne Haroutounian|
|Address||1043 N. McKinley Road|
|Phone Number||(703) 534-9490|
Dr. Joanne Haroutounian
Dr. Haroutounian, the founder of the MusicLink Foundation, has served as national coordinator and director for the past 15 years. She holds a PhD from the University of Virginia in Educational Psychology/Gifted, a MA in Performance from American University and a BA in Music Education from Trenton State University. She is a professor of piano and piano pedagogy at George Mason University and has served on their adjunct faculty for the past 23 years.
Dr. Haroutounian is an author and editor of numerous teaching materials for piano, author of "Kindling the Spark: Recognizing and Developing Musical Talent" and a national clinician with expertise across the fields of gifted arts education, educational psychology, piano pedagogy, and music psychology.
From Our Website
Our Mission: Any child who has musical potential deserves the opportunity to nurture this talent to its full extent. Many children lack the chance to receive music lessons due to financial need. The MusicLink Foundation reaches out to low income families by linking these students with professional music teachers willing to reduce their fee to make the lessons more affordable for the child. The teachers and coordinators of the MusicLink Foundation realize the difficulties of direct instruction during the pandemic and are taking all precautions to secure the safety of students seeking lessons.