My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Education Through Music, Inc., New York, NY, USA
I volunteered with ETM in Fall 2010. ETM is dedicated to bringing music education to inner city schools in New York City. The majority of the children ETM serves would not otherwise have access to music education or exposure to some of the great artists, like Joshua Bell, that ETM provides.
ETM spends an enormous amount of time and effort ensuring that the have funding for its programs and that the music programs are of an extremely high caliber. The music teachers employed by ETM are gifted musicians and gifted teachers. ETM ensures that its teachers have access to the latest technology, like SMART boards, and training.
ETM's programs have an positive impact on the children they serve. Music gives the children something to feel positive about during the school day.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I went to one of the ETM schools on a day that Joshua Bell was giving a master class at one of the public elementary schools in the Bronx. Seeing the childrens faces light up when Joshua played for them and listened to them play showed me how much the work that ETM does really impacts the students it helps.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
More funding! The ETM program is well run and well organized, ETM does need increased and continued support to help reach more children.