November 22, 2016 kristinn4n

Look Both Ways

Olivia Millerschin Shines Both On and Off Stage

Singer/songwriter Olivia Millerschin has been a driving force behind the success of Notes for Notes Detroit’s first year of operation. After stopping by for an introductory visit only a month after opening in October, 2015, Olivia jumped right in to make a positive impact through music.

Along with offering regular ukulele and voice lessons, Olivia has led and participated in impactful musical projects to engage with the youth of Detroit. Last December, she recruited Real Feels to filmJingle Bell Rock and produce a holiday video featuring N4N youth who were just starting to participate in our programs. It proved to be a joyful “Lights, Camera, ACTION” launch of the exciting opportunities present inside the Notes for Notes Studio.

After working with and getting to know Olivia, drop-in youth started to become regular youth. These regular youth began to bring their friends and soon sessions inside the Studio were booked in advance. As a result, N4N staff was able to pinpoint the musical interests of our youth to recruit qualified volunteers for program instruction.

In June, Olivia supported N4N during a period of staff transition by showing up daily to help train and assist Program Director Charity Ward. Since then, Charity and Olivia have continued to work together in amazing ways. They partnered with Hospice Angels Foundation to lead a songwriting session for their Good Grief camp. And most recently, Charity. opened for Olivia’s “Look Both Ways” record release show that also benefitted Notes for Notes.

Olivia Millerschin in Nash

N4N is very lucky to have Olivia as part of our team. While she’s spent most of her time in Detroit’s Studio, she also stopped by for a visit with Nashville’s N4N youth while touring through town for her show at Exit/In with The Voice winner Sawyer Fredericks.

With amazing talent and a kind, generous heart, Olivia Millerschin embodies the qualities of the kind of artist N4N works to produce inside our studios each and every day.

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