This is a one-of-a-kind organization dedicated to keeping quality music education in local, disadvantaged schools as a right for every student. It is truly inspiring to see the dedication of their music teachers, staff, volunteers, board, parents, and educators who work with them on a daily basis. The transformation and positive impact experienced by the school and entire community is palpable and life-changing.
I went to public elementary and middle school in update New York in the 1960s and was fortunate to be exposed to music education as part of the core curriculum for arts. I learned early on the benefits of this type of education. Field trips included visits to the symphony, which made a huge impression on me and is where my love of classical music began. I exposed my children to all types of music at home when they were growing up, since they did not have the same opportunities I did at school. I'm proud to say that now two of my daughters work and/or volunteer with music associated organizations. Music plays such an important part in our lives. The work done by ETM-LA is important in that it brings exposure to music to those that might not otherwise get that opportunity. This is a wonderful organization. Please give it your support.
My experience working with ETM-LA has been eyeopening and inspiring. Every person on the staff is incredibly talented and hardworking, and cares very deeply about making a difference for every child. Being able to learn from their expertise on how best to serve students has made my life better - just like how Music makes my life better!
Education Through Music Los Angeles is an incredible organization. Their vision is clear and transparent, and executed with excellence and love for all involved. They have pioneered music programs across the city and continue to expand. They bring joy to the students they reach, and volunteers always feel like we are making a true difference. I have made such good friends through ETM-LA and I know it's because of the welcoming and mission-oriented environment they have built. There are so many ways to get involved and the staff has a knack for knowing and growing their volunteers strengths. Although I am volunteering my time and energy, I always always feel like I am gaining so much in my experiences with ETM-LA.
I have been volunteering with ETM for a few years now and this organization and the people behind it have continually and increasingly impressed me with their commitment to the mission, their ability to create and exceed their goals, their transparency and stewardship of resources and their ever expanding impact on the lives of kids in our city. They are truly an amazing group.
Outstanding organization dedicated to providing opportunities for under served youth and schools in the Los Angeles area with a quality music education experience. This organization now only works to address the immediate educational, emotional and social needs of children but also address the greater issue of equity in music education for all children but providing resources for school administrators to begin to make their programs self-sustaining.
I have never personally come cross a charity that puts so much soul and passion into their work. What ETM-LA is doing is molding the future to be a truly better place. Children who would otherwise have no access to music education, are now able to learn to play music (with outstanding instructors and instruments they wouldn't otherwise have) and become well-rounded individuals. Music makes kids better students and, in turn, gives them a better future. I'm rooting for ETM-LA!!
ETMLA is a wonderful non-profit that is dedicated to providing music education to children in underserved schools throughout LA county. The ETM-LA administration and teaching staff are passionate about music education and sharing their love of music with the children of LA. I've had the opportunity to sit in on music classes and attend end of year band concerts and I've seen how excited the children are to perform what they've learned. ETM-LA's work is truly inspiring!
ETM-LA is a transformative organization that provides quality music education in schools where performing arts programs have been eliminated due to budget cuts. As a volunteer at the organization for about three years, I have witnessed the significant growth and impact on early childhood development, as young children emerge into young artists. As Gerald Ford once said, "Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music. "
I enjoy working for ETM-LA! It really hits home with me by sharing the same ethical music education values. With that, I am privileged to mentor and support music teachers in developing long term professional growth plans for them. Along with helping to strengthen each teacher's pedagogy, as well as assisting them to effectively address daily teaching challenges. In addition to guiding music teachers in reflecting on their performance, setting professional goals, overcoming challenges and celebrating successes. The best of it all, is that I get to directly and indirectly make a positive difference through ETM-LA in the music education of children :)
ETM-LA may be a small nonprofit, but the difference they make in the lives of children, families, and communities is enormous. What's more, ETM-LA puts in the work to ensure their music programs are of the highest quality so that even the most disadvantaged have the best music education possible.
Their staff and their volunteers are joyful and a true delight to be around, making this nonprofit truly one of the best.
The mission of Education Through Music-Los Angeles is so vital, and it is a privilege to be able to support this organization. Studying and performing music has had the greatest positive impact on me personally from my school years onwards, so knowing that I am helping to make it possible for children to have music education who otherwise would not is incredibly rewarding and motivating. The continuing growth of ETM-LA is a testament to their dedication, perseverance, and passion.
I've been volunteering with ETM-LA since February 2017. The staff is very close knit and work together with great focus. Each team member has been extremely friendly and communicative of their appreciation to me as a volunteer. The ongoing experience I've had as a classroom/teacher assistant has also been inspiring. It's incredible to witness and participate in the students' enthusiasm and growth as up and coming musicians.
ETMLA does incredible work throughout its partner schools in Los Angeles. The passion their hand-trained music teacher's have for music and educating, their dedicated and long-standing volunteer base, and the impact they have on the 15,000 students they serve make ETMLA a truly outstanding non-profit.
I am a member of the board of directors of ETM-LA. The organization is impressive in many ways. It is a results-oriented program, with talented, committed, and passionate members throughout, clearly dedicated to the success of the mission. I continue to be inspired by the ETM-LA team and the work that they do, and am privileged to have the opportunity to be involved.
This Non-profit has helped our son (10) develop more love, skills, and confidence in Music. Joshua has now mastered reading music of very complex compositions at such a young age. Joshua's participation in the Chorus choir was such a great privilege as he managed to realize his full potential as a young child in the field of the arts. Also meeting with other fellow kids with various talents in Music, it became an eye opener for him that much more can be learned at a very young age.
I have been able to experience what music can impact on a child's life. It brings them confidence, not to give up and improve every day, I am very happy that my son can be part of such a wonderful opportunity.
Castelar has been in partnership with ETM for over 12 years. Their teachers are top notch, and no student is left out. ETM fills a void that is no longer provided by our school district. Our students enjoy coming to school to learn music. You can always see the excitement on our students faces when they see one of the music teacher. We consider our ETM music teacher part of our Castelar family. They are always included in all of our activities outside of the classroom. ETM services are so valuable that all our fund raising every year is to pay for this program.
I’ve met almost every staff member, from the office to the teachers in the schools, and everyone in the organization is devoted to sharing the gift of music education to those kids and communities who might not otherwise have access. When a student in Kindergarten can articulate how music makes their life better, just as well as a student in the 4th grade, that’s ETM-LA’s mission in action!
My daughter took up violin lessons last summer and thanks to Victoria and Mr Long, shes come a long way in a short period of time. Thank you for everything you do for Mariana and all the ETM students!!!!
ETM-LA is a prominent organization making a difference in children's lives early on. They are an essential part in supporting the development of learning, encouraging talent, and building confidence. I am proud to have joined the ETM-LA team as a volunteer, and truly look forward to continued support in any way possible.
ETM-LA is a great organization that truly inspires the entire educational and music community. Its commitment to providing children with the opportunity not only to learn (and love) music, but to develop math, reading, and social skills, is unparalleled and exemplary. I am so honored to be a part of this organization and believe wholeheartedly in its mission.
ETM-LA is an amazing organization. They bring inspiration to everyone involved in the group. As volunteers, you see kid's eyes light up with excitement when they learn something new, or perform in front of people. The kind of confidence and learning excitement that ETM-LA gives children will affect so many other aspects of their learning. Music is such an important component of education and learning that often gets left out. Education Through Music - LA is bringing that to the students who need it most and they are doing it in a way that is inspiring and fun.
I was delighted to learn about ETM-LA and their inspirational work with keeping music in children's lives through schools, so it was without hesitation that I joined their ranks of volunteers. I was incredibly fortunate to grow up at a time when music was offered regularly in my public schools. It's such a loss when children don't have an opportunity to experience music classes as a standard part of their educations. ETM-LA Executive Director Victoria Lanier has impressed me with her sincere passion and tireless efforts to make this an excellent organization. I am not surprised at the outpouring of support and continuing involvement in ETM-LA by so many professionals in the music industry.
Education Through Music - LA is a frontrunner in positive change in our broken education system here in the greater Los Angeles community. As a professional musician and former educator I can truly attest that this program not only provides underserved children with the highest quality music education, but more importantly enhances all aspects of these children's academic experience through its incredible comprehensive curriculum. This program's primary focus is to use the key fundamentals of music (rhythm, pitch, reading, mathematical divisions, emotional expression, historical context, sequencing, scientific principles of sound and physics, foreign languages, eye/hand coordination and motor skills, public presentation/performance skills, artistic expression ...to name a few) to enhance and support the students grasp on essential life skills and academics. In addition, this is not an after-school program. This program is part of the regular school day for every child! I have seen first hand the profound difference they have made in children's lives over the years and am proud to say I will continue to support the wonderful work they do in the lives of our children and our community!
ETM-LA brings inspiration and personal development for not only its students, but parents, co-workers and volunteers alike. ETM-LA has created an environment that is focused on people connecting and learning on a face to face basis. They take great care in providing resources and tools to people that would otherwise be forgotten about. ETM-LA helps to remind us that people providing information in an intelligent, caring, and nurturing way will always aid in developing future intelligent, caring, and nurturing mentors.
Education Through Music-Los Angeles is a non-profit that truly believes in the mission to bring music to every child in Los Angeles. Glad to be a part of this wonderful organization.
If you are passionate about music and would like to get involved in bringing first hand music education to the future generation; then I highly recommend volunteering and supporting ETM-LA. Victoria and her staffs commitment, passion and energy to bring music as a core curriculum to the inner city school community is truly unmatched. I've been a regular volunteer for the past 2 years and couldn't have been more proud to have served this organization.
This is a great charity, I have been working with them for a couple years now and the first thing I noticed is how dedicated and passionate the whole team is towards bringing music to every school. They are extremely hard-working and make all the events genuinely fun and exciting for all the kids who participate. Definitely a great non-profit!
This wonderful organization is child, education and music focused. They believe in providing high quality training for their teachers and the benefits are evident in the quality of programs that they provide. I was able to observe an elementary music class and was impressed with the children's enthusiasm and pride in the music they were learning and performing.
This is such an amazing organization! The people that work there are incredible. They are passionate, dedicated, sincere and so appreciative of anyone and everyone's efforts to help ETM-LA. I have worked with many different organizations in my lifetime, but ETM-LA stands out as one of the best non-profit I have been fortunate to be involved. These great people and the inspiring work they do for our community and children for education in music is life changing for many.
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.
ETM-LA is a terrific organization. The people who work there are dedicated, passionate individuals who absolutely love music. The work they do with the children is incredible, and the children love it, too. If you value wonderful people doing tremendous work, consider giving your time to ETM-LA.
i have both worked and volunteered for this nonprofit. I've seen many aspects of the organization, from dedication and passion from the staff members to the impact music instruction has on the students. ETM-LA has had a huge impact on the students of Los Angeles, and the music instruction is top-notch.
ETM-LA puts music into under privileged schools in the Greater Los Angeles area serving over 6,000 low income disadvantaged youth. The passion for having music education for every child as part of their core curriculum in schools is shared with the staff, faculty, and volunteers of ETM-LA. They work tirelessly to develop funds and raise awareness for ETM-LA's mission, education in music. I'm honored and appreciative to be a part of such a meaningful organization!
This is an outstanding non-profit that provides comprehensive music education to disadvantaged students in Los Angeles area schools. During a time where music programs are being cut, not only do they partner with districts and schools to support the reestablishment of school music programs, they level the playing field by making sure EVERY CHILD receives the highest quality music instruction from expert, well trained music teachers. This goes beyond after school programming, special assemblies or temporary artist residencies. They are IN SCHOOL for ALL GRADES for the entire school year. The programming is outstanding and schools are seeing real results not only for the learning of music, but the development of the whole student.