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Music Therapy and Social Emotional Learning



March is Music Therapy Month, and we are honored to shine a light on the impact of music therapy in the mental health field and celebrate the remarkable benefits of music therapy that helps people of all ages and abilities.

ETM-LA proudly partnered with GRAMMY In The Schools Fest, a four-day music education festival, with multiple free sessions for students and parents. Occurring March 6-10 2023, sessions featured performances, clinics, master classes, and Q&A sessions with top industry professionals, guest artists, GRAMMY Award Nominees and Winners, and outstanding music educators.

ETM-LA Music Teacher and Music Therapy Specialist Ricardo Hurtado sat on the panel for Music Therapy, and the importance of music on mental health. The panel of was made of Board-Certified Music Therapists as they answered questions from the community on music and mental health.


In addition, ETM-LA was thrilled to be featured in the Guidance Center’s new podcast “In My Backyard”. Tiffiny Reckley, ETM-LA Instructional Supervisor & Professional Development Specialist discusses the programs ETM-LA provides, and how music education in schools can improve the emotional, psychological and educational outcomes of our children. Listen Now!



After 17 years of programming, ETM-LA strives to continue its deep work on social-emotional learning and the impact of music on mental health. It takes a steady dedication to life-long learning and a heart for reaching the next generation. What sets ETM-LA Music Teachers apart is that their aspiration to discover culturally relevant teaching styles and pedagogy is met with ETM-LA’s provision of routine professional development and a troupe of fellow teachers to get inspired with and by. Learn more about our model and programming here.


Xina Yee
ETM-LA Communications Coordinator

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Education Through Music-Los Angeles is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide and promote music in under-resourced schools as part of the core curriculum for every child in order to enhance students’ academic achievement, creativity, and overall development.

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