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Upcoming Education Through Music-Los Angeles Events

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Education Through Music-Los Angeles in Partnership with
American String Teachers Association presents an

Instrumental Educators Workshop


Silent Films Live III

[Past Event] Bandrika Studios and Biscetti Productions present Silent Films Live III benefitting ETM-LA’s programs.
Featuring Natalie Holt (Loki), Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5), Arturo Sandoval, Jeff Cardoni (Young Sheldon), Sherri Chung (Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai), Daniel Hart (Pete’s Dragon), Chanda Dancy (Devotion), and Emilie Bernstein (Landis: Just Watch Me).
Hosted by Suzanne Lloyd, Granddaughter of silent film star Harold Lloyd, and under the baton of
award-winning conductor and ETM-LA Associate Board member Angel Velez (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Miss World 2022).
Friday April 14

8:00pm Show

Saturday April 15
1:00pm Matinee

8:00pm Show


photo gallery

The Great L.A. Musical Instrument Donation Drive

[Past Event] Bring a new or gently used musical instrument to donate to a student.
All proceeds from the ticket sales and silent auction, as well as all donated instruments,
will benefit ETM-LA in our mission to provide and promote quality music education
in under-resourced schools as part of the core curriculum for every child in order to
nurture students’ academic achievement and their creative and overall development.
April 15  |  Redwood Bar & Grill
3:00pm (all ages welcome)

8:00pm (21+ only, ticket required)





13th Annual Music Unites the World Festival

[Past Event] Join us March 29-30 for multi-cultural music-making & community-building!

Principal's Leadership Conference

Join us to advance your leadership vision for a sustainable school-wide music program (& Prop 28's impact).

ETM-LA's 17th Annual Benefit Gala

[Past Event] Join Education Through Music-Los Angeles for a celebration of community, connection, and coming together for our mission and youth! [Past Event]

2022 Summer Academy

A Week Long Training For Music & Arts Educators and Emerging Practitioners! [Past Event]

String Educator's Workshop

(Past Event)

2022 Strings Educator Workshop

Watch Video Spotlight on Richard Meyer

Register Here

12th Annual Music Unites the World Festival

(Past Event)

Watch Now!



Music Teacher Training - Two Interactive Virtual Sessions

ETM-LA is pleased to present two sessions: 1) Spring Repertoire Reading (Choir & General Music) and 2) Transformative Social Emotional Learning with Darlene Machacon. (Past Event)

Embracing Community & Social Justice

Led by Dr. Terrence Roberts (Clinical Psychologist, Management Consultant, Published Author, Congressional Gold Medal Recipient, and one of the Little Rock Nine) - Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 2:30pm-4:00pm PT (Past Event)

11th Annual Music Unites the World Festival

Join Us! May 13, 15, & 23, 2021 (Past Event)

rsvp here





Family Hour Series - Disney's Raya & The Last Dragon

Join Us! May 19, 2021 @ 6PM PT (Past Event)

Family Hour Series - Disney's Frozen

Join Us! March 29, 2021 @ 5PM PT (Past Event)

12th Annual Principals Leadership Conference

Join Us! March 18, 2021 - 9am PST (Virtual; Past Event)

15th Year Celebration Benefit (virtual)
January 28, 2021

Silent Films Live: Halloween UNcanceled
October 30, 2020 (encore viewing - October 31)

At-Home Family Hour - Disney-Pixar's COCO
October 23, 2020 @ 5PM PDT

At-Home Family Hour - Pete the Cat
September 29, 2020 @ 5PM PST

ETM-LA Summer Training Institute 2020
August 31 - September 3, 2020 (PAST)

Register Here

Strings Educators Workshop - August 25, 2020 (PAST)

Education Through Music-Los Angeles in Partnership with
American String Teachers Association present a

Strings Educators Workshop – Virtual Webinar
Tuesday, August 25, 2020  |  8:45am-12:45pm
Facilitators: Megan Shung, Victoria Lanier

The workshop will explore:

      • The “Every Child Can!” philosophy
      • Classroom management for “strings emergencies” (ie. a bridge falling)
      • Empathy & growth mindset – creating a positive rapport
      • The secret to a beautiful tone for all levels
      • How to hide the “broccoli” – teaching sequential techniques with lots of fun
      • Improvisation – the magic of choice and creativity
      • Group class games, supplemental repertoires, and more



10th Annual Music Unites the World Festival
May 22 & 23 on Facebook & YouTube (PAST)

Our 10th Annual Music Unites the World Festival was a success!

Watch the virtual show below:




ETM-LA Advisory Board Member Ed Helms and
The Bluegrass Situation - Weekly Variety Show
Begins April 22 (PAST)

On April 22 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET, The Bluegrass Situation and Ed Helms will begin their ‘Whiskey Sour Happy Hour,’ a 21st-century online variety show benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund and Direct Relief. After the premiere, new shows will be broadcast every Wednesday for the following three weeks—April 29, May 6, and May 13. Confirmed guests for the series include Chris Thile, Yola, Sarah Jarosz, Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi, Rodney Crowell, Aoife O’Donovan, Robert Ellis, and Watkins Family Hour, to name a few. Additional guests will be announced in the coming weeks.

Whiskey Sour Happy Hour streams Wednesdays via the Bluegrass Situation, YouTube, and Facebook.

#GivingTuesdayNow - May 5, 2020 (PAST)

Visit ETM-LA’s #GivingTuesdayNow page


As posted by #GivingTuesdayNow:

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

This new day is organized by GivingTuesday, and is being held in addition to the annually scheduled GivingTuesday event that will still take place on December 1, 2020. In partnership with GivingTuesday’s global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals, this event is set to spark an increase in grassroots generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

People can show their generosity in a variety of ways to participate in #GivingTuesdayNow–whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts. The movement is currently focused on opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection and kindness even while practicing physical distancing.

DJ/Artist STEVE AOKI Plays to Give Children Hope Through Music (PAST)

Sunday, May 3 - 1:00PM PST - #StayAtHomeSlam on Facebook Gaming


Cheer on Steve Aoki in Sunday’s celebrity virtual gaming tournament hosted by iJustine and legendary John McEnroe at the #StayAtHomeSlam for COVID-19 relief.

Tennis stars participating and their corresponding celebrity doubles partners are Serena Williams and Gigi Hadid; Osaka and Hailey Bieber; Venus Williams and DeAndre Hopkins; Sharapova (who retired from professional tennis in February) and Karlie Kloss; Nishikori and Steve Aoki; Madison Keys and Seal; Taylor Fitz and Addison Rae, and Kevin Anderson and Ryan Tannehill. (as posted on WWD, April 29, 2020)


Giovanna Moraga Clayton & Kay-Ta Matsuno - Masterclass (PAST)

Thursday, April 30, 2020 @ 4:45pm PST

Join Cellist & Singer Songwriter Giovanna Moraga Clayton (Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake) and Guitarist & Composer/Arranger Kay-Ta Matsuno (Babyface, David Foster and Keiko Matsui) for a masterclass in the creative process of writing and arranging music as members of Quattrosound.
Hosted with ETM-LA on Quattrosound’s Instagram Live: @quattrosound

Karen David & Carl Ryden - Masterclass (PAST)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 @ 4:45pm PST

Join Actress/Singer/Songwriter Karen David (Galavant, Once Upon a Time, Legacies, Fear the Walking Dead) and Grammy-Nom. Songwriter-Producer Carl Ryden (Ricky Martin, David Guetta, Sigma) for a masterclass in songwriting and singing.
Hosted with ETM-LA on Karen David’s Instagram Live: @karendavidofficial