Etm-La Inc.

Rating: 4.94 stars   68 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: 847 N Hollywood Way Burbank CA 91505 USA

Mission: Education Through Music–Los Angeles, an independent 501(c)3 organization, began in the Fall of 2006 to provide and promote the integration of music into the curricula of disadvantaged schools in order to enhance students' academic performance and creative and general development.
Geographic areas served: Los Angeles County
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 87-0776958
818-433-7600
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Rating: 5 stars  

After being exposed to the lovely and competent leaders of ETM, my daughter was inspired to participate in the choir. She was so happy and motivated! The director is wonderful! The performance was fantastic, memorable and heart warming. I will never forget the evening performance and everything my daughter gets to do. Music expands people to be more than they thought they can be. I hope many more people can have this kind of experience.

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

I don't have anything to change. my only hope is that it stays supported and becomes even more supported.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Both my children have benefited by the programs ETM-LA have brought to our school. It is very important to my family that our children are exposed to the arts and with the generous assistance of ETM-LA they are exposed through music. Music is very important to the overall education of a child in my opinion. As a family of 5, we are not in a financial situation to pay for music lessons so I am very greatful to ETM-LA for the education they are providing for all the children in our school. My son has been chosen to be involved in several programs/fundraisers outside of school time that ETM-LA has been involved with and it has been a great experience for him. We are very fortunate to have ETM-LA at our school.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

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.

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

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

ETM-LA has brought "The Sound of Music" to our school community. As principal of St. Sebastian School, I have witnessed firsthand the powerful effect that ETM-LA has had on our school community. Our students have been exposed to unbelievable experiences. First, they take pride in learning/playing the violin and guitar. We have also visited Pixar scoring studios, an American Idol rehearsal, and a local high school for musicals and plays. A few months ago, I mentioned to Victoria that we were working to integrate technology throughout our whole curriculum. Victoria immediately jumped on board and offered to start a Music Technology program for our middle school students. This program is now in the works. Thank you, ETM-LA!

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

my school community my students the excitement and respect our students have for music and arts

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

Opportunities for our students

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

Professional, caring, and dedicated.

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

Serve so many more schools in need

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

ETM-LA is an amazing program with a dedicated group of talented teachers and administrators! I have been working with them for four years and every year I've been with them they have managed to somehow improve what I would consider an already sucsessful program. I have worked with such organizations for many years and I can say without any doubt that they train their instructors better, providing more resources and opporunities than anyone else and connecting my students with programs that can serve there needs if they themselves cannot. You can not ask for a better music program than ETM-LA.

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

.. the classroom.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

ETM-LA has positively changed the outlook of my students in a very dynamic fashion and has added tremendous value to the Castelar community. The value that they have added is to create a culture of musical and creative discipline. My students are eager to commit themselves to the practice and the dedication needed to master an instrument. Considering the fact that students (and adults) express their academic, inter-personal, and intra-personal attributes in various ways. ETM-LA has channeled many of my students to show evidence of learning through the arts. I am grateful for their solid and consistent support. Mr. Quinonez, 5th grade teacher 2009 - 2010

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

watching and participating in their musical services.

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

augment some technological advances in the composing of music, so the students can begin composing off of the software that already exist; in order to perform their own music

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

the professionalism and patience to see my students through the tougher musical pieces.

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

professional and kind.

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

service the entire North American continent; service developing countries, such as Nicaragua, Vietnam, and Africa.

Ways to make it better...

my students and I would have a DVD of the musical piece so we can continue learning at home

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

the awareness that it exist and the caliber of service that it provides in comparison to other organizations.

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

technology can reach and educate other folks if used well

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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Rating: 5 stars  

17 people found this review helpful

My 4th graders enjoy going to their weekly cello and violin lessons. The music instructors are wonderful. They've learned numerous skills from the music teachers.

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

the eagerness of my students.

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

extend the program to afterschool for students who are interested/talented in music.

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

that students and teachers are learning, not only music but other subjects as well.

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

excellent. They have a great deal of experience teaching music to children.

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

start a wonderful afterschool program for students who are interested or talented in music.

Ways to make it better...

more inservice for classroom teachers

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

have enough fund.

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

the program is great !!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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.

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

watching how some of my lower achieving students blossom.

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?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

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.

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

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

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?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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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