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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education, Music, Primary & Elementary Schools, Youth Development Programs

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.

Community Stories

70 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

catrina-smith

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Just Lovin’ Music has helped many people to be great musicians and have more meaningful productive lives! It’s a blessing to so many lives that keeps on giving!!!

Previous Stories
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Board Member

Rating: 5

My experience with Just Lovin Music Studios has been exceptional. I have recommended students to Just Lovin Music studios, and I have watched them grow in their studies as well as knowing how to conduct themselves on stage. I am excited about the growth of Just Lovin Studios. They have become a community based organization which services the community in schools, private lessons, working with at risk children, and senior citizens. It is exciting to see many lives it has impacted so positively.

10

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

JLMS has proven to be a source of learning I will never forget, I am a senior well over my sixties and I also am a beginning student. How exciting it is to study with my teacher ,Jacquelyn. She is patient and displays an unmatched professional level that is so easy to study under. KUDOS to the entire JLMS team.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I enjoy the personal touch that I feel comes from the JLMS staff. My teacher is wonderful and I sometimes feel that she has more faith in me, than I myself. However, since I am a young adult and have self-elected to take piano classes, it is ultimately up to me to dedicate myself and practice, practice, practice.. The school/studio is amazing!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

My two daughters take music lessons at JLMS. They enjoy the lessons and the teaching staff. I have also experienced JLMS inside the schools as a classroom teacher. (Review submitted by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of the reviewer).

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Michelle Love and her incredible staff are wonderful with the children. She and her staff are excellent in their field and very dedicated to the children. Every recital they try to have everyone donate money so children that are unable to afford music lessons can possibly take lessons for free if funds are available. She has been doing this for over ten years. Michelle Love has a heart of gold and is always trying to help the children in her community learn how to play any musical instrucment they choose if funds are available. (Review entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of the reviewer).

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It is a privilege to write about a person who has demonstrated her ability to play the piano to that of loving and caringly sharing her talent with others. Mrs. Love ably shares her love for music with adults as well as with children. Her students respect her and respond to her musical instructions by practice and working hard to achieve the perfection that Mrs. Love instills in all her pupils. She is a great motivator and teacher.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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).

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Just Loving Music is a wonderful experience for the music student and his/her family. The students learn piano, the recorder, and string and wind instruments in a loving, stress-free and nurturing environment. The students can learn music through either the traditional or Suzuki methods. Further, the students have regular recitals to introduce them to speaking and entertaining in public. The lessons are family friendly and are offered at the family's convenience. The teachers are dedicated and engaging. Even more, the proprietor loves children and is a joy to work with!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have attended several recitals of Just Lovin Music Studios. The students shine with talent. Their musical gift is enhanced by the instructions received at Just Lovin Music Studios. The founder herself is an accomplished and dedicated pianist so any student who passes through those doors have been and or will be in the presence of one of the best.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to see Just Lovin' Music Studios assist students by giving scholarships, providing students to channel their gifts to rest homes, Salvation Army , and various churches. Without a doubt JLM Studios expanded the professional life of many students.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experience as an instructor for Just Lovin Music was the opportunity to see first hand the amazing transformation of student aptitude as well as discipline or if you will their "subject 2 change" in order to achieve a better understanding for their craft. This enrichment empowered them to move ahead not only in music but other classes as well.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Just Lovin Music Studios help me with an original composition. The project went very well and I was able to gain a new appreciation for music

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

I worked for Just Lovin' Studios for almost two years. I with with the organization as a sub-contracted teacher in the Inglewood Unified Recorder Program and as a choir director. My experience with JLMS was exceptional because of the amount of support they provided to their employees. Every step of the way, the primary focus was giving the best service to our students by ensuring its teachers were well trained and given the proper resources to do our jobs. I know that funding was low, but that never prohibited JLMS from giving the the best service. Mrs. Love, the CEO was always visible on-site at least once a week and at each school, teachers, administration and students all knew who she was - a tremendous feat considering the amount of schools the organization serviced. As an employee, I always had great communication from EVERYONE in the organization. I was also given additional opportunities to expand with JLMS on new initiatives and projects beyond teaching the Recorder. I am a professional singer by trade, however, working for Just Lovin' Music allowed me to use my time and talent in a fulfilling and worthwhile way. Anytime JLMS asks me to help, I will.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

JLMS is a wonderful organization which contributes to the growth and development of young people (and adults also) from all cultures and backgrounds. I've had the opportunity to attend at least three separate functions which featured musical presentations from children playing a variety of instruments and they were superb. The staff consists of several well-known musicians whose music we hear on the radio today, or who are well known in the music industry.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of being an audience member at several events, where the students put on an inspiring concert. It is wonderful to witness the growth and talent of these young and up and coming musicians! The staff is very attentive and patient with the students.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been in the audience for concerts put on by Just Lovin Music Studios. The students have always performed in an outstanding fashion, with skill and expression. The director puts her whole heart into every performance and we can see her passion as she leads her students.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My nephew has been a student at JLMS for the past 3 years. He's always had an interest in music and often participates in school plays. I have seen him flourish in both music and overall expression and begin to master two instruments. Individuals like Ms. Love provide a service that is necessary for our children to grow into well-rounded productive citizens within our communities. Bravo JLMS!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Just Lovin Music Studios is a phenomenal program that fosters the musical development (and often expertise) of young and sometimes not so young aspiring musicians. As a former student of JLMS my appreciation for music has grown by leaps and bounds. The patience and dedication that Michelle Love displays in her untiring quest to broaden the musical horizons of her students is like non other. Not to mention the extraordinary talent that Michelle herself displays on the keys. Her performances alone serve as an inspiration to those who may have never touched a piano. Just Lovin Music Studios not only provides an education in music to it's students, but it instills an extremely high level of discipline and self-esteem, which trickles over into all facets of their lives.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Just Lovin Music is an excellent music program for young people. My son attended the program for learning how to play the clarinet. He enjoyed every class and built a strong foundation in music. This program is a great opportunity for kids to grow not only musically but in other areas such as: mathematics, time management, stage performance,and even social skills. I would highly recommend Just Lovin Music.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Over the last 5 or 6 yrs i have attended many recitals and have witnessed growth of the students from first recitals to playing classical tunes and even their own compositions.this is wonderful orgination and add so much to the students and community.it would a loss to both students and community if J.L.M.S was unable to continue due to loss of fundings. Mr & mrs W. H. Potts

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Michelle Love has been a catalyst for inspiration in so many areas mainly music. Many people have experienced her genious working with all who have a love of music. One of the main inspiration in my life has been to use music as a means of focusing on the necessary. Just Lovin' Music fits the shoes we all can benefit from. Schools should return to and encourage students in the Arts as part of their curriculum. The students character is enhanced when positive reinforcement is encouraged and helps to open doors to empowerment for them. Whether believed or not, everyone benefits from music in the arts and the more positive the better.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Recognizing and enabling the gifts our children process is a true art. With the fine arts being removed from public schools over 20 years ago (deemed unnecessary and of no value, all that is needed is reading and writing) I have watched a who generation of children drift into what is really of no value as they no conscience. The arts foster an appreciation of life that math and science alone cannot. The "X Generation" was forced to take to the streets, breaking new laws that forbade their creative abilities (raw rap and graffiti). Just Loving Music answers the question raised by Itzak Pearlman 20 years ago, when he warned society of the disaster rendered with the elimination of the arts. My grandson who has a clinical ADHA diagnosis has learned to focus, memorize, and tune out all but what requires his concentration both in school and at home-- through music. I cannot praise the teachers, and especially Michelle Love, enough for giving my grandson the ability to appreciate live through music. We love you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have attended the Just Lovin Music's recitals to see my Son Jace perform. I have been thoroughly please and enjoyed every one I had the opportunity to see. This program is great for our young boys and girls because most of them are learning to play two musical instruments, which promotes a strong work ethic and will help make them more well rounded as they mature in life. Also they are learning to overcome "stage fright" and express themselves in ways my generation didn't have. Keep up the good work, you are doing a great job!

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Former staff

Rating: 4

JLMS is truly a light of inspiration. It is a place of caring, learning, and sharing. The integrity of this organization and achievements within the music arena is truly unparalled. It's a place where children can truly get in touch with the musician within.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I absolutely love the Just Loving Music classes as well as the faculty. My 11 year old daughter initially started taking piano classes in the summer of 2009 with Mrs. Love, and up until this point has made entraordinary progress with developing her piano skills. The JLMS team is truly dedicated to ensuring that each child achieves the goal of learning musical theory and standard techniques in a creative, fun loving way that can be easily adapted by people of all ages. I highly admire the ultimate passion for teaching and commitment that is displayed by each of the JLMS staff personnel. I would definitely recommend JLMS to any family in search of a profound, incomparable music program.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have a 6 year old grandson currently taking piano lessons at JLMS. His progess is excellent. He reads music notes, and has been in 3 recitals, playing complex pieces of music. I commend Machelle Love and her staff for the fine work they are doing. Willie Fann Executive Director Recycling Black Dollars Website: www.rbdmedia.net

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a former instructor of Just Lovin Music Studios and I know first hand the level of training being rendered to JLMS's students. JLMS is the first academy that comes to mind when people inquire about obtaining musical instruction for their children and youth. The staff are extremely professional, personable, and versed in their musical areas of expertise. I would recommend JLMS to anyone who is seriously interested in learning under the tutelage of a "tried, tested, and found true" musical institution such as this.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

I currently have two sons that are taking piano lessons from Just Lovin Music Studios. I find the company to be very professional and my boys love coming to music lessons each week. For the oldest boy who is almost six, taking music lesson is teaching him the discipline of praciting and focusing until it is done perfect, rather than giving up become the music is too hard. The youngest is in his first year of music. I have seen a change in getting him to concentrate for about 5 minutes to pracite on the piano to almost 15 minutes at times. This will help him when he starts kindergarten next year. Overall, I am very satisfied as a former staff member, parent, and voluteered. Just Lovin Music has inspired my boys to be able to focus, concentrate, and be confident about who they are as young musicians.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a grandmother of one of JLMS students,who stated when in kindergarten. I am very proud of his progresion on the piano. The teachers gave him their best. His recitals showed he was very good with his presentations. I recommend Just Lovin'Music Studios for new students who are interested in the Art of Music R. Watson