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  

1 person found this review helpful

I've attended many concerts. Watching the kids perform and play their instruments with enthusiasm and enjoying it. The applause from the audience and how proud the look on each of the parents' faces made for a great kodak moment. (This review was entered by a GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of the reviewer).

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

continue the present strategy.

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

watching the kids grow into very good musicians and perform.

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

hard working, professional, loving towards the kids- just great.

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

give as many kids free music lessons as they could handle.

Ways to make it better...

more of the kids in the audience were performing instead of just watching.

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

lack of funds, and not having their own building for practice and concerts.

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

having more community support to help train the young kids to be better students and individuals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Our granddaughters have taken a combination of private piano lessons and group band lessons at Just Lovin Music Studios for the past six (6) years. They have blossomed into well mannered, confident, musically artistic students. In addition music has helped them improve their academic standing in school. All the instructors are amazingly gifted and bring out the absolute best in all the students.

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

provide music lessons free of charge to every K-12 student in Los Angeles County. We need music programs and instructors to teach the various instruments back in our 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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4 people found this review helpful

This program has done nothing but provide opportunities for both of my young daughters to grow in the world of music. My youngest has been able to stay within the same music school, under the same director but work with a variety of teachers as her taste in instruments has changed. They have continued to encourage her growth in the world of music and its field. She has demonstrated poise and composure during several recitals as a soloist, a band member and an accompanist. Meanwhile, my oldest has taken advantage of the several years of piano lessons to now be able to play whenever called upon. She accompanies at the school's music recitals along with helping out during church services with the youth. Both of my children have gone beyond my own understanding in music. I thank Just Lovin' Music Studios for the opportunity, their patience and dedication to making this happen for them.

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

being a first hand witness to their patience with children and the growth of them as individuals.

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

The open arms and warm smiles given as they greet you. Even when it rains, there is always sunshine in their studio.

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

Outstanding.

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

Bring the world of music to an untold number of children for generations to come.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have attended many of the musical functions for Just Lovin Music Studios. My son also participated in a musical produced by this same organization. I have seen young new talent be introduced, cultivated and matured.

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

really expand music to more inner city schools and children. establish a multi-use location for teaching and performances, they could broaden the focus to other aspects of the arts.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

JLMS has been a wonderful experience for our girls and family for the past 8 years! We could not have found a more nurturing and loving music school. Our children have grown to love and embrace the art of music. This program, while patient with the students, is really challeging fundamentally. I also appreciate the fact that our children have been exposed not just to piano but woodwinds, strings, and even songwriting classes. I would strongly recommend Just Lovin Music Studios for any person truly looking for a well rounded music program for children and adults.

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

The student recitals twice a year. I love the opportunity for the children to showcase their talent and abilities in front of loving family and friend members.

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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7 people found this review helpful

I have had the distinct honor and privilege of working directly with Just Loving Music Studios on a Major Theatrical Production entitled "Carnegie Hall Is In My View", and was always amazed at the level of professionalism that the chidren from the youngest to the oldest played. The work and investment that Just Lovin Music Studios put in each child is amazing and it is evident. I have also been part of the recitals where their individual talents are displayed and have watched and observed parents moved with emotions in appreciation and gratefulness. It is my hope and prayer that JLMS would one day have the support and funding to impact nations with their program to uplift the hearts of children. Candace Cole-Kelly

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

Witnessing youth from this program obtain record deals and cd releases and maintain top chart status. The results of this organization has taught communal principles in that their youth that go on to aspire are encouraged to tutor the new ones.

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

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

The integrity of its Board, leader and constituents. To watch integrous people rally for children and their precious gifts by cheering them on and investing in them. I have loved most.

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

Simply professional, pleasant, gifted and skilled. They each had passion for the children and the future of the children.

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

Take its program to every school throughout the states bringing back the love the arts which serve to impire and empower those that are artistically gifted.

Ways to make it better...

I find it hard to think of how my experience could be better, because each time I leave either a volunteer project or sit in on a recital, I am filled with awe by what young people are gifted to do through music, instruments and an opportunity.

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

The lack of dollars earmarked for this type of organization. The lack of interest from the powers that be to see the value in the arts.

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

I love JLMS!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Just Lovin' Music Studios is an excellent program for kids. I have seen the positive effect it has on the community. The company really strives for excellence.

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

many ways.

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

want them to have more finances to work with.

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

that they try to really work with each individual and their situation.

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

are awesome and self-sacrificing.

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

helps those who couldn't afford the program.

Ways to make it better...

my experience was great.

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

it's finances.

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

they care.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

My daughter took piano lessons under Just Lovin music studios for about 10 years. She now enjoys playing the piano, writing songs and even recording. Just Lovin Music Studios gave my daughter the confidence she needed to develop and further her music career. She is now graduating from college and wants to pursue music full time. Thank you Just Lovin Music Studios for this great investment. It was well worth it.

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

seeing my daughter develop in playing the piano.

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

not change a think. I hope more students join and more money becomes available for the organization. It is well worth it.

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

the confidence that my daughter developed when she took lessons and also the remarkable work this organization has done in the community for churches, schools, etc.

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

kind, extremely helpful and well equiped to teach.

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

be a shinning light for the community. Their teaching ability is wonderful. The students are fantastic and very confident.

Ways to make it better...

My experience was and is great with this organization.

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

funds from outside sources

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

The leadership by Mrs. Michelle Love is incredible. She is extremely prepared daily to handle the business. She is confident and is a very good teacher.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Just Lovin Music Studios is simply amazing! The way the students and parents respond at the recitals is so inspirational! Music is so important to children in the early days of their development, it is something they will carry with them the rest of their lives.

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

seeing the faces of parents and children beam with pride and a sense of self accomplishment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I'm so proud of JLMS and all they accomplish. The teachers are some of the best anywhere around and there is a serious strive for perfection and professionalism.

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

Make sure every child and youth could learn instrument if they so desired

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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