Multi-platinum artist Robin Thicke joined VH1 Save The Music Foundation for a surprise performance and piano donation at Viacom's headquarters in New York City on Aug. 26.
The "Blurred Lines" singer performed for a room of Foundation supporters, board members and students of East Quogue Elementary School of Long Island. His set included songs "Magic" and "Dreamworld." Immediately following the performance, Thicke held a Q&A about music with the young students, then announced the donation of a Yamaha piano to the school.
In addition to his piano donation, the singer will auction off a meet-and-greet and fan social shout out through Charitybuzz. All proceeds from the contest will go toward the foundation's mission of funding instruments in schools.
Thicke has been an ambassador for the foundation since 2013—a huge supporter of music education, having taught himself to play piano at the age of 12.
"I can't imagine what my life would've looked like without music, so it's important for me to pay it forward by supporting ways to keep music in schools," said Thicke.
"We are so proud to have Robin Thicke as an ambassador," said Paul Cothran, vice president and executive director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. "His generosity and continued support of VH1 Save The Music make him not only a great musician, but an outstanding role model and advocate for music education."
For more information about Robin Thicke's meet and greet contest, visit charitybuzz.com/robinthicke.