'Glee' Stars Provide On-Set Music Class For Charity
By Sarah Crow Posted Dec 9th 2010 03:00PM
The actors on Fox hit 'Glee' are enjoying their success as Hollywood stars and using their celebrity status to help out a good cause.
In conjunction with the American Express Members Project and TakePart, the 'Glee' cast provided a day of instrument-making to a lucky group of elementary school students on the set of their hit show.
According to MyFoxOrlando, ten winners of an American Express contest were flown with their guests to Los Angeles. where they assisted in a day of music making with the 'Glee' cast, who were paired group of children from a disadvantaged local elementary school by non-profit Education Through Music.
Matthew Morrison, who stars as McKinley High Glee Club director Will Schuester on the show, told ET of his involvement with the project, "Music really has been proven to be a great facilitator for education."
American Express winners and 'Glee' stars Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, Jayma Mays, Chris Colfer, Harry Shum Jr., Dot-Marie Jones and Romy Rosemont helped the 60 children involved make their own instruments, including everything from guitars from maracas.
Corey Monteith told ET, "Arts education is important, not just for kids, but for families and communities."
The children weren't the only ones to benefit from the event -- Education Through Music, an organization that provides music education to inner-city schools whose music programs have been cut due to lack of funding, received a check for $100,000 from 'Glee' and American Express.
Check out video from the event!
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