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!
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.
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.
I have known ETM-LA since April, 2011 and find them to be an excellent non-profit. They are very professional and I am glad to give my highest recommendation.
It is amazing when you find a unique nonprofit that truely is dedicated to the program goals and the children. Education Through Music - Los Angeles is that nonprofit and it is wonderful to see how the management and staff will do anything to support the childred with honesty, professionism and developing the musical goals for each child with interface to the community.
Education Through Music-Los Angeles provides music programs to students in public, parochial, and charter schools, with every child in these partnership schools receiving a general music education. With school districts cutting funding for the arts, I think it is more important than ever to continue the tradition of a comprehensive, sequential music education in schools so that every child may have the opportunity to learn and experience the gift of music. ETM-LA is a non-profit that truly cares about changing the lives of the children, and making a difference by strongly believing in the mission to bring music into disadvantaged schools in Los Angeles.
Before working with Education Through Music-LA, I was involved with numerous music education programs in both NYC and LA. I continue to dedicate myself to this work - to ensure every child receives music education as part of the core curriculum - because ETM-LA's sequential comprehensive music education programming, and the ETM model is TOP-NOTCH. ETM-LA transforms our schools and communities with whom we work, and will continue to come alongside our school districts, parents, principals, and community leaders to keep music in our schools.
I played the piano accompaniment for one of ETM-LA's Student Recital and experienced first hand how competent, loving and caring the ETM-LA teachers were. They were not only teaching children how to play violin or cello, they use musical experience to teach children the sense of self-esteem, cooperation and the joy of accomplishment.
Working with ETM-LA has been a fantastic experience for me. I have had the chance to meet a variety of students from a wide range of backgrounds, and have seen the impact music can have on their lives. The great work that ETM-LA is doing in our community is creating well-rounded, articulate, and excited students for the future.
ETM-LA provides valuable instruction in the classroom to students throughout Los Angeles, who may otherwise not receive music in their schedule. As a teaching artist with ETM-LA, I have found the program to not only benefit the students, but also the teachers who gain valuable training and peer assessment through ETM-LA's teacher workshops. I will forever be thankful to ETM-LA for all the help and guidance they have given me, as a music teacher, along with the wonderful experience of working with so many of Los Angeles' brightest young minds.
ETM has been a fantastic resource as an aspiring music educator. While working with ETM, I have discovered an entire community of passionate artists and teachers all working together to better the lives of students. I look forward to seeing this organization grow and to be a part of such a strong network of artists.
As a professional in the music industry I realize the importance of music education for school children. I think every child should have some sort of music education and ETM-LA's work in this field is a great contribution to the Los Angeles community. Growing up with music helped shape me into the person I am now and I am so happy that thanks to ETM-LA other children are getting the opportunity that I was so privileged to have. ETM-LA goes beyond the music curriculum and offers real life musical experiences that show the kids another side of Los Angeles.
I joined the Education Through Music-Los Angeles team this summer and could not be happier. In the short time that I have been with ETM-LA I have already been so inspired by their mission to provide ALL children with a well-rounded education that includes music and the arts. In fact, I have been so moved by the work that ETM-LA does that after almost 10 years of not touching an instrument, I have decided to pick one up again. Executive Director Victoria Lanier's passion for opening children's eyes to all that music has to offer is unquestionable. ETM-LA gives Los Angeles children the wonderful opportunity of a quality music education that happens to come with extra treats such as school visits by Justin Guarini (American Idol finalist) and Joshua Bell. It is truly a remarkable program that has the potential to transform the ever failing Los Angeles Unified School District. The only complaint I have about ETM-LA is that its programs did not exist when I was a school kid in LA since I sincerely believe that its music education could have made me a much more musical person than I am today - and what a gift that would have been.
In the past two years at Castelar Elementary where I supervise, coordinate the program with the public school administrators and classroom teachers as well as teach the students violin and co-conduct the afterschool orchestra, I have seen Education Through Music-Los Angeles (ETM-LA) encourage the arts, help give a well-rounded music education to the students, and build a strong and lasting impression on the students as well as their families. The growing desire of the community to have an orchestra is directly related to the inspiration and opportunity to play string instruments that ETM-LA has provided with the school. Parents consistently tell me how much involvement they would like their kids to have in music. The parents are recognizing how music, orchestra, ETM-LA has provided a place for their child to grow creatively, academically and personally– many kids show improvement in their overall self-confidence. I am a dedicated educator and performer and it is a joy to share this with a community that lacks these opportunities and choices for young kids.
ETM-LA is such a breath of fresh air for music programs in Los Angeles. In a day and age where music is unfortunately being cut from school curricula, I have been fortunate enough to work with an organization who is able to bring music back into the schools through guided instruction, and reach hundreds of students on a daily basis. As a 2nd grade cello instructor, I have noticed an immense amount of improvement in the student's mentality and approach to music through this program. The students leave the classroom happy and fulfilled, often mentioning that they wish they could stay in class after it is over. This would not be possible without such an extraordinary program!