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March 3, 2010

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March 3, 2010

Music education improves the way the human brain processes spoken language. Castelar students are privilidged to have ETM here. Each year, my students are motivated to learn and play their instruments (both the cello and the violin). My third grade students look forward to their lessons each week. ETM has helped my students develop discipline and self confidence.

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

seeing my students motivated to learn music(both the cello and the violin) and develop self confidence.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 27, 2010

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February 27, 2010

My second graders eagerly await their weekly instrument lesson. Their interest is evident by the total attention they give to their music instructor.Each lesson incorporates listening,speaking,reading, and performance skills. After just a few sessions, my students' self esteem and self confidence have grown tremendously.Their confidence now allows them to fully participate and savor each music lesson.

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

watching how some of my lower achieving students blossom.

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

the positive attitude of the teachers towards each and every student.

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

wonderful people and teachers

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 26, 2010

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February 26, 2010

This program has improved the focus, motivation, and achievement of our elementary students. By using musical instruments as an incentive, students learn to literally "play" together. Class cohesion has improved. At-risk students have an additional medium in which to succeed. Listening skills and coordination are amplified. Students observe their teachers learning a new skill along side them. This has been a wonderful enhancement to the school program.

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

watching my students and myself acquire some skill with the violin and cello.

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

the eagerness of the students in learning new musical skills. Also, observing the interaction between the wonderful instructors and the students demonstrates exemplary instruction.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 25, 2010

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February 25, 2010

• I have been a classical music lover since I was 13 years old. • The amazing aspect of classical music is the intellectual and emotional messages it sends to the listener. This kind of communication to children is something that is a very enlightening experience. • Giving children the ability to play a musical instrument very much ties in with the listening to music – classical and otherwise. It gives them a feeling of serenity, excitement and more. • ETM-LA is the type of organization that is so very important in today’s society by giving children the opportunity not only to hear but to perform music. That is so important for the emotions of the brain and the heart.

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

watching the kids play their instruments at a school concert.

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

the energy and mental excitement and the passion of these young kids learning something new that is so wonderful.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 25, 2010

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February 25, 2010

ETM-LA is such a breath of fresh air for music programs in Los Angeles. In a day and age where music is unfortunately being cut from school curricula, I have been fortunate enough to work with an organization who is able to bring music back into the schools through guided instruction, and reach hundreds of students on a daily basis. As a 2nd grade cello instructor, I have noticed an immense amount of improvement in the student's mentality and approach to music through this program. The students leave the classroom happy and fulfilled, often mentioning that they wish they could stay in class after it is over. This would not be possible without such an extraordinary program!

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

highly skilled music professionals who share the same love and passion for performing music and teaching children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

As a Teaching Artist in the program, I have the honor of working with each of the schools, the ETM-LA director and staff, and the students. Without the donations provided to the organization, I would not be able to carry on my own dream of bringing music education to students who would otherwise be unable to afford it. Although it is true that the students do not get to practice their guitars at home (I'm a guitar teacher), using the curriculum and training provided by ETM-LA makes it possible for them to continue to excel with such limitations.

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

the schools as a Teaching Artist and in the ETM-LA program itself as a trainee and trainer.

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

providing music education to students who would otherwise not have music available to them.

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

always helpful and flexible with the resources available.

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

provide music education to just about all of the LAUSD schools that do not currently have music programs.

Ways to make it better...

there were more donors.

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

lack of funds.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

ETM opened a new window of opportunity for one of my special education students. He was having great difficulty in all subject areas this year and it was beginning to affect his self-esteem. Then one day, during the ETM cello lesson, he began to shine. His posture was perfect, he was hitting all the notes, and he even remembered the names of some of the notes! The teacher commended him on his progress and you could see a visible change in his demeanor. Now when he goes to cello class he holds his head up high and feels proud of himself. What a wonderful gift! Thank you ETM! Liseli Walan, 5th Grade Teacher, Castelar E.S.

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

that my students have been given a new and different opportunity to achieve success.

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

pay the teachers more money so they would have an incentive to stay with the program for several years.

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

their willingness to work with students on many different levels.

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

extremely helpful, cheerful, with positive attitudes.

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

reach out to many more inner-city school children and make a difference in their lives by exposing them to the wonders of music!

Ways to make it better...

we had more instruments in better condition.

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

monetary constraints.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

ETMLA strikes right at the core of my life. When I was a child, my involvement with music shaped me and set me on a course of lifelong fulfillment. We often talk about the relationship between music and self esteem, and music with test scores, and all of this is true. But one thing that I read once in a book about Beethoven said that the emotions in music are the equivalent of great values and great philosophy. Then - I saw how the spontaneous joy of music can become the spontaneous discovery of the feelings behind good values. I realized that when people make music, that it touches their truest feelings and selves. To give a child music is to give a child a soul. When I have been to our concerts, and I see underprivileged children dressing up in their finest clothes, and their families doing the same, and I see the pride in their eyes about what they have achieved, I know that these children are growing in the same way that music has helped me to grow. To me, our biggest challenge isn't just in raising money; it's in living in a society where the collective ignorance that our policy makers have about their own hearts would even allow them to think about cutting music out of our schools. And people have to vote for these policy makers? Someday, I don't just want people to realize that music will make children in to better engineers, doctors and lawyers - for it surely will; but that math and grammar will also make children in to better musicians. Teach on, ETMLA!!!!

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

create its own school district to provide music education for the children of Los Angeles. The ability of ETMLA to adapt its curriculum uniquely to the many different cultures within LA would maximize its effectiveness in education and bridge building.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

ETM-LA has brought an aspect of learning to the 2nd-5th grade students of Castelar Elementary School had not experienced prior to their partnership with us. The students along with their teachers learn the fundamentals of violin or cello each week culminating in a Spring concert each year. My students look forward to Mondays when they have ETM and a few have purchased their own instruments to practice on their own.

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

watching the students get excited about music and gain confidence in their abilities as the year progresses.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

John Lennon succinctly described my feelings about music and ETM-LA when he said "As I play the game of life I try to make it better each and every day. And when I struggle in the night the magic of the music seems to light the way. JOHN LENNON, Intuition" My hope is that my volunteer activities with ETMLA help give the gift of music that can make life better each and every day!

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

insure that every child learned the magic of music and could incorporate it into their daily lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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