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Who We Are

Education Through Music-Los Angeles partners with inner-city schools with the mission to provide and promote music in disadvantaged schools as a part of the core curriculum for every child to enhance students’ academic achievement, creativity and overall development.

Our primary activity is forming long-termed partnerships with Los Angeles County schools, through In-School Music Education Programs. Within this implementation we hope to help districts and school’s principals establish and sustain school wide music education programs become integrated within the Common Core Curriculum. As an independent 501©3 nonprofit, Education Through Music-LA is based on the ETM® model that has successfully revitalized communities in New York City for 25 years.


Education Through Music-Los Angeles (ETM-LA) partners with inner-city schools to provide music as a core subject for all children, and utilizes music education as a catalyst to improve academic achievement, motivation for school and self-confidence.


Education Through Music-Los Angeles believes that every child deserves access to high-quality music education, taught by qualified and well-trained music teachers. Music can support learning in other key subjects, including math, science and language arts. Engaged parents and school communities are key to the success of students.

Watch ETM-LA's music program in action



Annual Reports

Read our yearly reports about how we are bringing music education to schools.


Get the latest on our work.


Financials / 990s

We believe in transparency. See the financial details behind our work.

Photo Gallery

Visit our photo gallery to see photos from past events.

“After the concert, we wrote self-reflections and I was so glad to see that everyone felt pride and confidence during the performance. Those are skills that they will definitely carry outside of music class and into the rest of their lives.”

Joe Spoelstra

Music Teacher

“Giving children a chance to play music is something I will always support and stand for.”

Eyen Paredes


“Music makes my life better because it’s really, really fun, and it helps me get motivated for school, and when I’m having a hard time I can just practice.”



“I learned so much working with ETM-LA and other musicians to organize a community concert. I felt really good supporting a cause and organization that I care about.”

Maya Paredes