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May 3, 2012

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May 3, 2012

ETM-LA is so amazing because it is providing high quality, continous music education to schools that would otherwise be without. The personnel is excellent - from the leadership to the staff, the level of passion for the organization, knowledge and desire to serve the community is incredible. It is unique (among other ways) in that it makes sure that the relationships with the schools and the communities is open. Communication is the key to success - each program is flexible in order to meet the needs of those specific schools, communities, and students. ETM-LA is effectively filling a vital need - and is growing year by year to serve more students.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 3, 2012

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May 3, 2012

Everyone at ETM-LA is so incredibly passionate about what they do. They truly care about the kids they help and I can tell, just from their stories, that the kids' lives are completely changed by the contributions by ETM-LA. It is a magnificent program that I am so proud to be apart of, even in a very small way.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 3, 2012

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May 3, 2012

ETM-LA provides valuable instruction in the classroom to students throughout Los Angeles, who may otherwise not receive music in their schedule. As a teaching artist with ETM-LA, I have found the program to not only benefit the students, but also the teachers who gain valuable training and peer assessment through ETM-LA's teacher workshops. I will forever be thankful to ETM-LA for all the help and guidance they have given me, as a music teacher, along with the wonderful experience of working with so many of Los Angeles' brightest young minds.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 1, 2011

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February 1, 2011

ETM-LA is the rare organization that fills a pressing educational void with a well thought out and well executed program: curricular and logistical support for students, teachers and schools, excellent administration and a passionate base of supporters. I am so proud to see fellow musicians taking an active role in ensuring that the next generation will experience music-making and all the benefits that flow from it!

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Seeing a group of young students performing for an audience of several hundred people warmed my heart, and I know it was only the tip of the iceberg.

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I only hope that this organization continues to grow, and that its success is repeated everywhere music is being cut from public schools.

January 31, 2011
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January 31, 2011
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I couldn't get our son away from the computers, video games, xbox you name. Then ETM at Rio Vista Elementary some how changed all that. He now has been taking music guitar classes and studying theory. Now he practices everyday to the point we've purchased a guitar and it has cut his computer gaming time by 70%. The ETm is a God-send, I thought the only way to get him away from gaming would be to put him on punishment. He now has a better sense of direction, discipline and determination to learn music and the guitar. Kudos to ETM

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

At rio vista elementary

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

provide them the support to keep this program going, without it there is nothing out their for the kids. Except expensive music lessons

January 31, 2011

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January 31, 2011

ETM has been a fantastic resource as an aspiring music educator. While working with ETM, I have discovered an entire community of passionate artists and teachers all working together to better the lives of students. I look forward to seeing this organization grow and to be a part of such a strong network of artists.

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

schools, amongst other teaching artists

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

include more community involvement

January 31, 2011

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January 31, 2011

ETM - LA is a great organization. It has given my daughter the confidence she needed to succeed in school and in other facets of her life and other activities. Music is essential for a child's growth and it lends itself to better a child in other subjects or parts of their life. It is a great thing that They need to keep up the GREAT work they are doing for our children.

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My daughter is part of their organization at the school she attends and if it were not for ETM - LA, my daughter would not have the exposure to music that she has gotten.

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I would not make one change. They are doing a phenomenal with their organization and bringing music to children.

October 1, 2010

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October 1, 2010

ETM-LA is a great organization because the people who work and volunteer with the organization are so dedicated. In my experience with helping to organize events and prepare for the annual gala, the volunteers and staff members went far outside their job duties to make sure that everything went well. In addition, everyone associated with ETM-LA is dedicated to the children that receive the benefits of the organization. Everyone understands the importance of music education and really tries hard to ensure that music education can reach many as many LA children as possible.

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

volunteering at their annual gala and helping with smaller events through the year

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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

October 1, 2010

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October 1, 2010

As a professional in the music industry I realize the importance of music education for school children. I think every child should have some sort of music education and ETM-LA's work in this field is a great contribution to the Los Angeles community. Growing up with music helped shape me into the person I am now and I am so happy that thanks to ETM-LA other children are getting the opportunity that I was so privileged to have. ETM-LA goes beyond the music curriculum and offers real life musical experiences that show the kids another side of Los Angeles.

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the fact that I have been inspired to become more involved with their work.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 1, 2010

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October 1, 2010

I joined the Education Through Music-Los Angeles team this summer and could not be happier. In the short time that I have been with ETM-LA I have already been so inspired by their mission to provide ALL children with a well-rounded education that includes music and the arts. In fact, I have been so moved by the work that ETM-LA does that after almost 10 years of not touching an instrument, I have decided to pick one up again. Executive Director Victoria Lanier's passion for opening children's eyes to all that music has to offer is unquestionable. ETM-LA gives Los Angeles children the wonderful opportunity of a quality music education that happens to come with extra treats such as school visits by Justin Guarini (American Idol finalist) and Joshua Bell. It is truly a remarkable program that has the potential to transform the ever failing Los Angeles Unified School District. The only complaint I have about ETM-LA is that its programs did not exist when I was a school kid in LA since I sincerely believe that its music education could have made me a much more musical person than I am today - and what a gift that would have been.

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

the fact that I have been inspired to take up music again. As we prepare for our 5th Anniversary Benefit Gala, I have seen others' eagerness to support our cause as well as their belief in the power of our work.

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

extremely friendly and absolutely devoted to the cause.

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

completely transform the Los Angeles Unified School District which is currently failing LA's schoolchildren.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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