“Playathon” was this weekend at the Mall of America. This is a long-standing fundraiser for the MusicLink Foundation, which helps provide instruments, music, and other materials to students who might not otherwise be able to afford them. The event goes a whole weekend, at the Mall of America. The Minnesota Music Teachers Association (MMTA) and Schmitt Music are the sponsors. Kudos to MMTA member Sue Wege for putting the whole thing together!
For the 3rd year in a row, we had a “Popular Styles Hour” where kids got to play and sing their pieces with a backing band. That’s James Towns on bass, Beth Varela on drums – with her son Nathan keeping her company – and yours truly on piano and guitar. We had a blast!