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While the world may look a bit different right now amid the COVID-19 prevention measures and school closures, Education Through Music-Los Angeles believes deeply in the power of music and knows firsthand the positivity it brings to the students that we serve. We partner with low-income area schools to provide music as a core subject for all children, and utilize music education as a catalyst to improve academic achievement, motivation for school, and self-confidence.

Despite much uncertainty, during this time we are staying on the front lines to ensure that thousands of children across LA County continue receiving the benefits of music education. ETM-LA pivoted quickly to continue providing high-quality music education to our students and communities through live classroom sessions, distance learning resources, wellness tools, and music activities.

ETM-LA believes that every child deserves access to high-quality music education.

Here are 3 WAYS to support ETM-LA:

1.  GIVE

Make a lasting contribution to help provide joy, hope, and healing through music education for children who would otherwise not have the opportunity be able to receive music. Donate or join #GivingTuesdayNow and Give the Gift of Music.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and invite your friends to do the same!

Encourage your friends and family to join you in creating real impact today by sharing what our mission means to you and why you support ETM-LA.
(Be sure to hashtag: #ETMLA #GivingTuesdayNow).
Set up a Facebook fundraiser as a fun, simple way to involve your community in making a huge difference. Or become a volunteer!

Let’s rally together to build stronger communities!


Your support on this #GivingTuesdayNow will go a long way, allowing us to continue bringing the life-enhancing and life-changing power of music to over 19,000 students from vulnerable communities across LA County who need it now more than ever.


Studies have shown that when students have arts
in the curriculum, they are...

Statistics are sourced from Americans for the Arts

as likely to graduate than those who do not

more likely to win an award for school attendance

as likely to be recognized for academic achievement

Watch ETM-LA's music program in action

“My daughter loves performing. It’s so important for her structure and growth. It truly helps my child be disciplined at school and with tests. She is thankful for the opportunity to have this program in school as they would not otherwise have this privilege.”

Ana Rodriguez


“It makes me feel confident in myself knowing that I know how to play an instrument. Music [class] has helped me in school. For example, it helped me pay even more attention to other subjects. It is important to have music in school because if all the subjects are challenging you, you can always turn to music.”



“I believe strongly that every child in the world deserves a well-rounded education, but one that includes music because of what music can do for a kid and for a person. It helps them be better listeners in the world, to try to do something impossible, and to master something that's just theirs.”

Blake Neely

Composer and ETM-LA Board Member

“I couldn't be happier with what ETM-LA has been able to do with our children, and how they've been able to grow and express themselves in a musical way. It's so important to keep music in schools for all children because all kids need different ways of expressing themselves.”

Emilio Garza

Principal, Elysian Heights Elementary