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  

4 people found this review helpful

Just Loving Music and the administraters there are some of the best, post professional people I have ever encounter. They have true passion for children and the communities that that come from. When my daughter started piano lessons there at 4yrs old, I watched her develop a passion for music that i didn't know she had. Her potential was recognized and nurtured at all times. She is 14 now and has such fond memories of her lessons and recitals and is still applying all that she learned. I am forever grateful to this organization for there commitment to excellence and for their undying compassion for others.

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

my daughters music lessons.

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

hire more teachers in order to serve more clients.

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

committed to excellence.

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

professional and kind.

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

provide music lessons for children in urban centers all over the world.

Ways to make it better...

I had stayed.

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

a lack enough resources to expand.

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

I miss them very much!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

My daughter has grown into a confident musician as a result of the highly effective teaching methods and experienced instructors at JLMS. Mrs. Love's ensures that the children, regardless of their age, are having fun while learning their craft. The teachers provide a nurturing and enriching environment while incorporating the performance skills necessary for the childs future in the music. My daughter will remain with JLMS until she graduates from high school.

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

my daughters continued love for music and her interest in learning another instrument. She now plays the piano and the saxophone. Also, JLMS provides opportunities for the children to perform in community events and theatrical presentations.

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

The professional recitals, watching the progress of the children and the community service events that JLMS participates in annually.

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

Supportive, kind, experienced, professional and have a genuine interest in the progress and well being of the children.

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

be phenomenal. It could reach many more children and enrich their lives with music and the performing arts, especially when many schools have eliminated arts from their 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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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The program was excellent for our Students, all materials were provided, instructors were prompt, very friendly and patient with the students and staff.

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

the end of the year concert where students were able to display the skills learned. It helped to build students confidence and self esteem

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

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

very professianal, friendly and cared about the service inwhich they were providing.

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

provide this service to all students throughout the school year instead of just for the couple of weeks.

Ways to make it better...

the program was longer

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

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?

2008-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I was an instructor at JLMS a few years ago and during my time there, I was able to grow so much as a musician myself and it helped equip me with one-on-one personal skills with students. Now, I am a high school teacher in Bellflower, CA and some of the skills I was fortunate enough to acquire from JLMS have really helped me excel in my work. Mrs. Love was a wonderful boss and mentor and her last name really describes how she runs this business. From what I've seen, JLMS has grown in leaps and bounds and I am proud to have been a part of it, if only for just a short time.

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

Strengthening teaching style and experiences.

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

Great, loving, and caring staff who were vested in me as a teacher.

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

Very supportive and wonderful to work with.

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

Really serve a greater portion of the community and give underpriviledged kids a fighting chance in a successful life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2002-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

JLMS (Just Lovin' Music Studios) is an excellent organization bridging the gap between arts and the academics that has been left to non-existence in our public schools. With excellent instructors who provide music instruction and inspiration to children and adults alike, this organization enhances the lives of those who have the potential to change the world through music. This organization gives the community an opportunity to see the efforts of their students through a spring and winter concert performance. To see what children from the tender age of 6 are able to accomplish, performing with decorum and stage presence is phenomenal. Also to see teen-agers who have a love for music and adults commit themselves to the discipline of the artform is heartwarming.

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

Supporting a friend who was a student.

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

Their commitment to excellence.

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

Well qualified, patient and had a love for people.

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

Impact Los Angles and the world at large.

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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6 people found this review helpful

My son and daugther attended Just Lovin Music Studios. The staff are dedicated to ensuring each student receives the individual training they need. I firmly believe we need Just Lovin Music Studios to continue educating our childern in music because the public schools are finding ways to elimanate music. Music is a wonderful confidence builder and a way to exhibit individual expression. My famil is richer because or our experience with Just Lovin Studios.

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

Seeing the confidence in the children enrolled.

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

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

Working with the staff.

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

Dedicated and music lovers.

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

Expand to enroll more children and compete on the national level.

Ways to make it better...

I am statisfied.

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

Lack of available funds.

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?

2008-9-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I find Just Lovin Music Studios to be a place where every staff member and volunteer exemplifies a deep love for music and the families they serve. The instructors are clearly experts in their field and do an amazing job of presenting music in a fun meaningful manner. My son was very leary of music lessons. He didn't quite have the confidence, or so the thought to master an instrument. Now in his second season at JLMS he is to is lovin music!

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

it's excitement about music and the way they are able to share it with children.

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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6 people found this review helpful

I have had the good fortune of having my son participate in the music program (the Wind Program)for two years and my daughter for the current year....I have ahd the experience of initially taking cover when my son would attempt to belt out a note on the saxophone, to observing his progression to obtaining the ability to perform a bearable note and bar(s). The program has enriched our children's lives as well as our family's lives by watching our children learn to read and play music. Our children still have a way to go, but with the effective and nurturing instructors, I have no doubt that my children will become well-rounded musicians. I highly recommend this program to other families, and I have personally shared my family's good experience with this program to several friends and associates, and will continue to do so. As the threat of taking the arts out of our schools becomes closer to reality, it is programs like Just Lovin Music Studios, that will continue to provide this much needed enrichment experience.

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

the musical growth of my son and daughter.

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

the enrichment experience for my children and family.

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

effective, supportive and nurturing.

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: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with JLMS for over 10 years providing consultation and experiencing the growth of this organization as they serve the youth in the Los Angeles and Inglewood communities. From personal piano lessons, to restoring music in the schools, to community outreach to at-risk youth, and AWESOME annual performance recitals, JLMS continues to make a difference in the lives they touch.

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

restore music to the schools in our community, expand it current operation in the inner city thus reaching more of the at-risk and underserved population.

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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