“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.”
KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING
for Students Across Los Angeles
Education Through Music-Los Angeles believes that every child deserves equity and access to high-quality comprehensive music education. We see firsthand the hope, connection, and positivity it brings to our students and their families. ETM-LA partners with under-resourced 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.
We continue to provide comprehensive music instruction to approximately 19,000 children and top-notch music teacher training. Check out some of our resources: music sessions, learning resources, wellness tools, and music activities
This first-of-its-kind 2023 Giving Tuesday Banjo is inspired and signed by Ed Helms (Actor, The Office, The Hangover) in partnership with Deering Banjos and Education Through Music-Los Angeles (ETM-LA). This banjo is modeled after the popular Artisan Goodtime Two. Custom stained in the colors of ETM-LA with a deep purple resonator & neck, a vibrant yellow wood rim, and proudly bearing the piano keys logo on the peghead.
Place your bid on Ed’s Giving Tuesday Banjo (auction open now through 12/10/23).
MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT ETM-LA:
A gift in any amount will help nurture joy and hope for a child who would otherwise not have the opportunity to learn music. You can Adopt a Student by making a contribution of $160 to provide an entire year of music education for a child.
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Watch ETM-LA's music program in action
“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.”
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.”