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May 9, 2013

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May 9, 2013

Education Through Music provides children in New York City with an opportunity to have music as an educational opportunity in their school. When funding risks being cut ETM steps in to provide crucial assistance in providing music education. Music education helps children in all aspects of learning. Math and reading levels are greatly enhanced by music education. Often times children in difficult life situations are not motivated to attend school, the programs provided by ETM are the highlights to these students days and serve the community in a plethora of positive ways.

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Life-changing

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2013

January 27, 2011

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January 27, 2011

I worked for Education Through Music for about three years, and in that time I was impressed on a daily basis by the real impact that the organization was having on the lives of disadvantaged students. It was always an inspiration to go see the program in action in the partner schools, and the student performances showed the students' measurable progress and developing love of music.

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I have experienced the results of this organization when I saw student performances and observed teacher training that helped music teachers become better educators.

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Encourage them to expand and replicate their model through more affiliates, to serve more students who really need more music in their lives.

January 12, 2011

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January 12, 2011

Education Through Music believes every child should have a well-rounded education that includes music both as a subject and as a means of supporting learning in other areas. I believe this is an accurate description of how this program has been implemented in our school. Students are given the opportunity to learn a variety of subjects with the support of music. Music teachers incorporate the units of study currently being taught into their music class. They use music to explain concepts in a different and unique way. Students are able to use hands on materials, such as instuments, to get them involved in learning the material. Every student also has the chance to perform in a concert twice a school year which allows the school to come together and support one another.


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seeing this program improve my students' enthusium for learning.

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like to have more time to collaborate with the music teachers.

June 21, 2011

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November 21, 2010

Education Through Music "provides" music teachers at a school my child attends in the Bronx. At first, I thought it would be a wonderful program and was excited about opportunities afforded to my chi... more

June 21, 2011

This winter the opportunity arose to visit Education Through Music's beautiful suite of offices in midtown Manhattan, directly above Grand Central Station. If only New York City's school children could learn in an environment as lovely as the one occupied by yet another "non-profit."

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November 21, 2010

Education Through Music "provides" music teachers at a school my child attends in the Bronx. At first, I thought it would be a wonderful program and was excited about opportunities afforded to my child. However, as more details about their teachers and monetary arrangements emerged, I became disillusioned. Education Through Music hires unqualified "teachers." Most are post graduates with a degree in music performance and absolutely no experience in teaching. Education Through Music, on average, fires/loses approximately 75% of their teaching staff every year, which is not the consistency we need when dealing with children. As well, although they claim to be a non-profit who PROVIDES for underprivileged schools, the public school my child attends paid $18,000 to Education Through Music this year to receive the services of teacher that came twice a week. 40 weeks, 2 times per week = 80 days. Divide that by $18,000 and that comes to $225 per day that a DISADVANTAGED PUBLIC SCHOOL is paying ETM for their services. This is not non-profit. It is robbery.

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nyc public school

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investigate them for fraud

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