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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

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Win the 2023 Giving Tuesday Banjo,

The first-of-its-kind by

Ed Helms & Deering Banjos

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).




Give the Gift of Music


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. 



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 use the hashtags #ETMLA and #GivingTuesday. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and set up a Facebook Fundraiser as a fun, simple way to involve your community in making a huge difference. Or become a volunteer!

Send Encouragement



Help bring words of encouragement to a student and cheer them on. Create your personalized card here.

Thank you for your help to keep the music playing!

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