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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

8

Former staff

Rating: 5

Just Lovin' Music gives young people the opportunity to express themselves through the gift of music. It's not only something that is available for young people to stay busy throughout the week, JLMS changes lives. JLMS not only enhances students musical talents but students are exposed to a positive environment and positive role models. I've seen students grades rise and behavior change because of JLMs. JLMS becomes young people's exscape, as a teacher it sure was mine.

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

JLMS teaches music appreciation to children of many ages. Children as young as 4 years old are playing the piano in front of an audience. The joy of seeing how proud they are when the audience claps for them is truly an award itself. My twin daughters have come so far in 5 years. Not only in music; but with confidence and self esteem. Music has also helped them academically in school. JLMS staff is a family filled with love and patience in their teaching methods.

6

Donor

Rating: 5

Just Lovin Music Studios provides excellent music exposure and instruction to all of its students. With full sponsorship it would be an asset to every community. I have attended many of their recitals and concerts and have been impressed with the performances of the students. Whether young or old, the students have demonstrated a love for music and a quality of discipline required for such performances. Just Lovin Music Studios provide a safe, loving environment where learning can occur. For these reasons and more I have been a sponsor to this organization. I have told my friends about this organization and fully intend to enroll my child in Just Lovin Music Studios as soon as she is old enough. Just Lovin Music Studios is deserving of all the sponsorship, grants, and donations available.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter who turns 21 years old today was a student at JLMS as an 8 year old. She was guided by the most professional, spirt lead individuals. Who took the time to direct her appreciation for music and also listened to her everyday concerns. We traveled over 40 miles once a week to meet with the staff at JLM and was always greeted with Love. If we could not make our appointment at the school her teacher (Angela) allowed us to come to her home to rehearse. When Jasmin was performing singing parts in plays or performing at school Angela would coach her outside of the school just to make sure her pitch was on. We appreciate the time, care and genuine love we received from Just Lovin Music.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Just Lovin Music Studios, really does what it says in its name. They LOVE Music and the joy that it brings to their clients. I have had the pleasure of working closely with this top notch organization since 2000 and they are the best at what they do! They genuinely care about the well being and progress of their students as well as provide a positive outlet for inner city youth to express their emotions and feelings through music and the arts. I highly recommend this organization as a 5 star rating!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was a pleasure seeing my nephew shine on stage at the Just Lovin Music Recital. The confidence he is gaining from mastering both the piano and saxophone will be an invaluable tool that will serve him well later in life. Looking forward to the next recital and seeing all the amazing young ladies and gentelmen.... Vincent Holmes

5

Former staff

Rating: 5

Just Lovin Music brought back the love of the Arts back at La Tijera School. 2 years they blessed our students with the fundamentals on learning why we need music in the schools. It was with great disappointment that we didd't have the funds to have them return again this year.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was a guest instructor at just lovin music studio and I found people of all ages engaging in and sharing their growing talents with each other. Mrs. Love islike a big sister to those who were evan older than she. This school, I think needs to be exposed more on a broader platform. Mrs. Love cares so much about her students. I think that this school is filling a void that will cause more completeness in a lot of lives both now and in the future.

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I believe that a lot of what's happening to young people today is that much of their potential goes untapped, unrecognized and unchallenged due to many things that’s lacking and not available as they began their formal educational journey. Due to high cost and budget constraints, exposure to and /or participation in an art form is one of those areas of lack that provide students the ability to receive personal guidance and assistance, as their natural gifts and abilities are recognized, discovered and encouraged. Thus resulting, in a deep sense of pride and self-incentive for personal accomplishment. As I have attended JLMS recitals and other musical presentations it’s noticeable that these students receive that personal care and encouragement that enables them to function with a high sense of confidence and awareness of who they are and the steps they must take to accomplish their individual goals and ambitions. Whether that’s in one of the art forms such as music, or other career professionals, as they become responsible, productive men and women in our society. Kudos, to JLMS for the dedication and commitment of their director and teaching staff and their continued efforts of trying to provide an affordable professional program to meet this most worthy need. I humbly ask your endorsement of JLMS by bringing awareness and assistance as they endeavor to serve those that are disadvantage and low income during these times of great economic hardship.

4

Former Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a classroom teacher, I noticed a definite difference in my students interest in academics once they were involved in music. They became more confident, eager to participate in classroom discussions and activities and happier people in general. The music program allowed them to experience success when they performed in recitals, school presentations or just in front of family and friends.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a former student and my life has been impacted not only as a student, but as a friend. The piano techniques I learned as a child has enabled me to embrace and enhance my musical career. Furthermore, the relationship that stemmed from my childhood continues to grow as an adult. I am so pleased that thousands of youth have experienced the same love and passion I received from Just Lovin Music Studios.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just Lovin Music Studios has served the community for several years with superb training not only in specific musical instrumental skills, but also in self discipline, self-confidence, self-respect with a commitment to excellence in every aspect of life. Students are trasnformed into outstanding performing musicians.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the 3rd year that my 10 year old son has taken both piano and saxophone lessons at JLMS. I have seen his confidence and creativity blossom. The teachers are not only excellent musically, but are warm and supportive. They really create an environment where children can learn and grow.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a parent of two young sons, I wanted to enhance their educational experience with private music lessons. Unlike when I was their age, music is not a part of many school curriculums. I was invited to JLMS recital and was blown away by the level of proficiency of the children as well as their stage presence, grace and utter professionaism during the recital. I contacted Michelle Love and found out rather quickly that her last name is no coincidence. She exuded such a love and warmth for children and people in general. I signed my children up to take piano and violin lessons. They loved it and I loved it! We were all just lovin' music! Michelle's passion for music is evidenced when she plays the piano and instructs her children. She passes her passion for music on to the children. Her staff is highly qualified and professional. I was thrilled to learn that she was able to take her program into the public school system years ago, but due to budget cuts, those programs sadly ended. JLMS needs additional resources to be all that they can be in the community. Our schools desperately need their services but unfortunately, they can't do it for free. Studies show that music lessons enhance a child's educational experience exponentially. It is our hope that JLMS will get the endorsement and support that they need to fully flourish under the leadership and vision of its founder, Michelle Love, as she pours her passion and love into the world's most precious resources... our children.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a mother of 4 children with experiences in both public and private school settings, I have found Just Lovin Music Studios to provide instruction on a level which cannot compare to any of its kind. Each teacher is hand selected for their knowledge, education and expertise in relating to students of all levels and backgrounds. The students are given instruction that always seems to inspire and challenge them. Constant feedback with the parents and caretakers are relevant and assist in the progress which is like no other music program I have seen both in and outside of the school setting. The instruction and practice sessions are culminated in multiple opportunities to perform and share talents with others. I have never been at a JLMS performance that didn't end in a well-earned standing ovation.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

4

Client Served

Rating: 4

Just Lovin Music Studios truly honor the need to involve children in the world of the arts. The leadership of the staff and instructors goes above, beyond and then some in bringing out the children's true abilities. The performances of the children demonstrate the results of the professional, yet nurturing care they receive as a result of attending classes in this wonderful setting. I was priviledged to attend an extraordinary musical concert some time ago that showcased the musical talents of my grandchildren's friend. I was impressed and entertained beyond measure. Since then my grandchildren have become a part of that wonderful, electric atmosphere. My own children were exposed to the arts growing up, so I know firsthand the value of this type of exposure. I hope that Just Loving Music Studios is around for a very long time to continue the magic of exposure to the arts. Sincerely, Willia Edmonds

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Have you ever been to the recitals?? It's a wonderful feeling! I've partnerd with Just lovin music because I believe music is an essential part of early childhood development. Just lovin music is the perfect venue for the musical developement. The genuine care, comfort and personal attention each child recieves is what makes it so special. I can't wait for my child to begin her lessons!

3

Former staff

Rating: 5

I was a piano/song writing/recorder teacher with JLMS for 7 years. Michelle Love is one of the most innovative, talented, compassionate people I have ever met. Her unconditional love for JLMS and the students is infectious and taught me tremendous amounts of patience, understanding, and teaching methods. JLMS is very active in the community and strives to keep music education a part of children's lives, and are proactive in doing so. I know that they will continue to sustain a presence in the community and have great success!

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experience with JLMS was on a consulting level where I had an opportunity to work with Michelle and her staff. Her team appeared very organized and committed to the vision and the work required to provide services to her students. Just Lovin’ Music Studios was organized in a manner consistent with other non-profit organizations and were in compliance in all areas observed. I also had the pleasure of attending some of their performances and was just overwhelmed to see how wonderfully the children performed their musical pieces and the support of their family and friends who attended the events. I am hopeful that they will be around for a long time to continue to be of service to the community.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

WONDERFUL CONCERTS. VERY PROFESSIONAL. A gift to the community and schools. Students are very motived by very skilled staff. Would recommend this orgsnization.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have attended and enjoyed the student recitals and always come away impressed with the poise and performances of the different age group performers. It's easy to see that the students have transformed their learning into high energy, happiness and skill! Just watching their faces and body language are very touching and inspiring. I know Michelle Love personally and have also had the privilege to see her perform musically - a fantastic and awesome experience! Her love for her students and drive to positively impact young lives through music is phenomenal. She knows no limits on working long and tedious hours. The dedication, perseverance and dedication of Just Lovin Music Studios in these very difficult financial times is incredible and the staff should be lauded. The children need this bright beacon of light in their lives! Keep up the great work! If I had children, they would be learning from Just Lovin Music and loving it!

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization this is! The personal care and involement of the staff is outstanding. The children love learning and you can see the pride in their accomplishments at every spring and holiday recital.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

4

Former staff

Rating: 5

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.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

6

Client Served

Rating: 4

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!

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.