Just Lovin Music Studios

Rating: 4.88 stars   69 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education

Location: PO Box 1741 Inglewood CA 90308 USA

Mission: Just Lovin’ Music Studios, Inc.’ mission is to inspire, motivate and energize through music education.  We firmly believe that schools without music education are at risk of bringing up a generation of children without emotional, spiritual and cultural development, which music provides. Our program is designed to bring together students from different social, economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds. Our program provides a constructive, positive alternative for potentially at-risk youth, instead of violence, drugs and on-street activities. 
Programs: JLMS is making it possible for private, public and charter schools to bring music programs, particularly instrumental instruction, back into the school curriculum.  Our 4 objectives are:  Improve academic performance, restoration of music in schools, social improvement and cultural awareness. We customize the programs to fit the school's curriculum or afterschool programs. Our instrumental programs include teachers, instruments, books, supplies, school liaisons and performance recitals. Our curriculum includes: Instrument technique, note reading, sight reading, music theory, ear training, music appreciation, music history, pillars of poise, and performance skills.

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

JLMS has proven to be a source of learning I will never forget, I am a senior well over my sixties and I also am a beginning student. How exciting it is to study with my teacher ,Jacquelyn. She is patient and displays an unmatched professional level that is so easy to study under. KUDOS to the entire JLMS team.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They extend their services to all - no limitations - everyone is welcome.

Ways to make it better...

no comments

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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I enjoy the personal touch that I feel comes from the JLMS staff. My teacher is wonderful and I sometimes feel that she has more faith in me, than I myself. However, since I am a young adult and have self-elected to take piano classes, it is ultimately up to me to dedicate myself and practice, practice, practice.. The school/studio is amazing!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my growth as a piano student.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

probably the smiling faces! :)

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind and concerned. :)

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

ignite the world to think passionately and positively about themselves and each other. They get that music is universal and transforming.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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4 people found this review helpful

My two daughters take music lessons at JLMS. They enjoy the lessons and the teaching staff. I have also experienced JLMS inside the schools as a classroom teacher. (Review submitted by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of the reviewer).

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Supporting young musicians with scholarships.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning how long many students have remained with JLMS over the years. I enjoy seeing how my kids and others progress. JLMS also encourages collaborations among students.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

sensitive, helpful, encouraging

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

teach music to an underprivileged community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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4 people found this review helpful

Michelle Love and her incredible staff are wonderful with the children. She and her staff are excellent in their field and very dedicated to the children. Every recital they try to have everyone donate money so children that are unable to afford music lessons can possibly take lessons for free if funds are available. She has been doing this for over ten years. Michelle Love has a heart of gold and is always trying to help the children in her community learn how to play any musical instrucment they choose if funds are available. (Review entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of the reviewer).

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Many children have been able to get free instrument lessons because of JLMS and I have seen them grow up and continue playing as an adult.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They work very well with my children and my children love going to their lesson. Their teachers are very kind and patient.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, patient, fun, understanding, loving, and exceptionally good in their field of expertise.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Allow several children the opportunity to play an instrument that they would like to and help them to be successful. Music has been proven to help children be successful in school.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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4 people found this review helpful

It is a privilege to write about a person who has demonstrated her ability to play the piano to that of loving and caringly sharing her talent with others. Mrs. Love ably shares her love for music with adults as well as with children. Her students respect her and respond to her musical instructions by practice and working hard to achieve the perfection that Mrs. Love instills in all her pupils. She is a great motivator and teacher.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The loving and kind approach is used to motivate students to achieve their musical goals. The best experience that I had was watching my daughter grow into a wonderful pianist during her period of development.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Wonderful, great, objective, and great in motivating all students.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could make phenomenal accomplishments in developing many students to achieve their musical goals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-12-01

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1 person found this review helpful

I've attended many concerts. Watching the kids perform and play their instruments with enthusiasm and enjoying it. The applause from the audience and how proud the look on each of the parents' faces made for a great kodak moment. (This review was entered by a GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of the reviewer).

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue the present strategy.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching the kids grow into very good musicians and perform.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hard working, professional, loving towards the kids- just great.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

give as many kids free music lessons as they could handle.

Ways to make it better...

more of the kids in the audience were performing instead of just watching.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of funds, and not having their own building for practice and concerts.

One thing I'd also say is that...

having more community support to help train the young kids to be better students and individuals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Just Loving Music is a wonderful experience for the music student and his/her family. The students learn piano, the recorder, and string and wind instruments in a loving, stress-free and nurturing environment. The students can learn music through either the traditional or Suzuki methods. Further, the students have regular recitals to introduce them to speaking and entertaining in public. The lessons are family friendly and are offered at the family's convenience. The teachers are dedicated and engaging. Even more, the proprietor loves children and is a joy to work with!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending many of its recitals. Also, my children took piano lessons from JLM Studios.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand the number of locations.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the executive director's passion for music and the children.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

excellent!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide music to inner city, middle and upper class children. They would provide free or reduced priced lessons to a greater number of children. Think of the increase in test scores as studies have shown music enhances learning!

Ways to make it better...

they could have more locations.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Our granddaughters have taken a combination of private piano lessons and group band lessons at Just Lovin Music Studios for the past six (6) years. They have blossomed into well mannered, confident, musically artistic students. In addition music has helped them improve their academic standing in school. All the instructors are amazingly gifted and bring out the absolute best in all the students.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide music lessons free of charge to every K-12 student in Los Angeles County. We need music programs and instructors to teach the various instruments back in our schools!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I have attended several recitals of Just Lovin Music Studios. The students shine with talent. Their musical gift is enhanced by the instructions received at Just Lovin Music Studios. The founder herself is an accomplished and dedicated pianist so any student who passes through those doors have been and or will be in the presence of one of the best.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Give music lessons to school children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-1-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I have had the opportunity to see Just Lovin' Music Studios assist students by giving scholarships, providing students to channel their gifts to rest homes, Salvation Army , and various churches. Without a doubt JLM Studios expanded the professional life of many students.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the blessing that the violin quartet brought jto the Watts Rest Home where our church serves monthly.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the many opportunities that have opened for the students topresent their music expertise to the public.extremely qualified openend their hearts to

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremelyqualified and the students produced a quality of music that you could be proud of.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

open scholarships for deserving students in order for our educators to see what a differnce in the progress of a student a good music education makes

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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