Monday, February 11, 2013

NAM Minnesota Queens Help Give the Gift of Music to Children in Need

On February 9th and 10th, Our reigning Miss Minnesota, Brittany Link, along with our reigning Miss Minnesota Pre-teen, Michelle Bergh, volunteered for the MusicLink Playathon at the Mall of America to help benefit the MusicLink Foundation. The MusicLink Foundation strives to give children in financial distress the chance to receive music lessons at an affordable cost. 

NAM Minnesota Queens Give the Gift of Music to Children in Need
NAM Minnesota Queens Michelle Bergh
and Brittany Link volunteer for MusicLink

The MusicLink foundation reaches out to low-income families by linking students in need with professional music teachers who willingly reduce their fees by at least half to make the lessons more affordable for the students. The proceeds from the weekend will benefit local Minnesota children in need.

The MusicLink Playathon was sponsored by Minnesota Music Teachers Association and Schmitt Music. At the event, volunteers performed at Nordstrom Court in the Mall of America to raise funds for the MusicLink Foundation. 

People of all ages performed throughout the weekend, demonstrating various types of musical talent-- from Piano, to vocals, and even guitar! NAM’s own Minnesota Pre-teen Queen, Michelle Bergh, performed a vocal number to showcase her love of music and to help provide the gift of music to children who may otherwise be unable to afford it. 

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