Education Through Music forms long-term partnerships with inner-city elementary, middle and K-8 schools that lack the resources to develop school-wide music programs. Music is taught both as a subject in its own right and as a means of supporting learning in other areas. Each partnership aims to support students' learning and development in music and in all areas, and to build capacity among school and community members to sustain programs.

In collaboration with each principal, each partnership employs the following components to reinforce music's role as a core subject:

  • Music instruction for every child that follows a skills-based, comprehensive and sequential curriculum that aligns with State and National Arts Learning Standards and the Common Core Standards
  • Integration to support student learning in a range of areas
  • Professional development to improve instruction and to increase support and understanding of arts education in the school community
  • Enrichment opportunities, such as band and orchestra programs, visiting artists, and summer camp scholarships
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Outreach to parents and community
  • Long-term planning for sustaining instruction

ETM hires music teachers to serve as music faculty where needed, so that each partner school can provide music as a core subject to every student, both general and special education, regardless of talent or ability. We work with a variety of collaborating organizations to provide enrichment opportunities to students. We provide ongoing training and mentoring to ETM Music Teachers and any music teachers hire by our schools; professional development to classroom teachers; and one-on-one and group leadership and strategic planning guidance to principals. We speak at parent meetings. We assess programs through ongoing communication, skills assessments, observation rubrics, surveys and other analysis.

Interested in learning about becoming an ETM Partner School? Contact us via email.

New York Partnerships - 2014-15


P.S 42 X
1537 Washington Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457 
Principal: Lucia Orduz Castillo
Partner since 2013

P.S. 43 X
165 Brown Place
Bronx, NY 10454
Principal: Giovanna Delucchi
Partner Since 2007

P.S. 48 X
1290 Spofford Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
Principal: Roxanne Cardona
Partner Since 2010

P.S. 68 X
4011 Monticello Avenue
Bronx, NY 10466
Principal: Cathy Helfrich
Partner Since 1997

P.S. 72 X
2951 Dewey Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465
Principal: Margarita Colon
Partner Since 2010

P.S. 76 X
900 Adee Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469
Principal: Louise Sedotto
Partner Since 2005

P.S. 87 X
1935 Bussing Ave.
Bronx, NY 10466
Principal: Donna Anaman
Partner Since 2014

P.S./I.S. 89 X
980 Mace Ave.
Bronx, NY 10469
Principal: Ralph Martinez
Partner Since 2014

P.S. 91 X
2200 Aqueduct Ave.
Bronx, NY 10453
Principal: Meridith Nasjlett
Partner Since 2014

P.S. 103 X
4125 Carpenter Avenue
Bronx, NY 10466
Principal: Farid Reyes
Partner Since 2012

P.S. 109 X
1771 Popham Ave.
Bronx, NY 10453
Principal: Josette Claudio
Partner Since 2014

P.S. 169 X
3771 Boston Road
Bronx, NY 10466
Principal: Cristine Vaughan
Partner since 2009

P.S. 179 X
468 E. 140th St.
Bronx, NY 10454
Principal: Sherry Font Williams
Partner Since 2014

P.S. 182 X
601 Stickball Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10473
Principal: Anne O'Grady
Partner Since 2009

P.S. 294 X
1425 Walton Ave. 
Bronx, NY 10452
Principal: Dan Russo
Partner Since 2013

P.S. 357 X
800 Lydig Ave
Bronx, New York 10462
Principal: Nadia Cruz
Partner Since 2013

P.S 359 X
750 Concourse Village West
Bronx, NY 10453
Principal: Alexa Sorden
Partner Since 2013 

P.S. 369 X
468 E. 140th St.
Bronx, NY 10454
Principal: Jaleelah Cooke
Partner Since 2014

P.S. 392 X
650 Hollywood Ave.
Bronx, NY 10465
Principal: Daniel Racic
Partner Since 2014

P.S./M.S. 498 X
900 Van Nest Ave.
Bronx, NY 10462
Principal: Carol Gilligan
Partner Since 2010

P.S. 531 X
1827 Archer Street
Bronx, NY 10460
Principal: Zakariah Haviland
Partner Since 2014

M.S. 180 X 
700 Baychester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10475
Principal: Frank Uzzo
Partner Since 2009

M.S. 529 X
3750 Baychester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10466
Principal: Patricia Wynne
Partner Since 2011

M.S. 566 X
2545 Gunther Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469
Principal: Denise Williams
Partner Since 2013

St. Anselm School
683 Tinton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
Principal: Teresa Lopes
Partner Since 2007

Saint Angela Merici School
266 E. 163rd Street
Bronx, NY 10451
Principal: Frances Acosta
Partner since 2014



P.S./M.S. 7 M
160 East 120 Street
New York, NY 10035
Principal: Sameer Talati
Partner Since 2012

St. Ann School
314 East 110th Street
New York, NY 10029
Principal: Hope Mueller
Partner Since 1997

St. Mark the Evangelist School
55 West 138th Street
New York, NY 10037
Principal: Antwan Allen
Partner Since 2008



P.S. 84 K
250 Berry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Principal: Sereida Rodriguez
Partner Since 2012
P.S. 325 K
875 Williams Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Principal: Jacqueline Danvers-Coombs
Partner Since 2014


P.S 154 Q
75-02 162 Street
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
Principal: Dr. Tara B Davidson
Partner Since 2013

P.S. 175 Q
64-35 102 Street
Rego Park, NY 11374
Principal: Patricia Cooper
Partner Since 2013

P.S. 244 Q
137-20 Franklin Ave.
Flushing, NY 11355
Principal: Robert Groff
Partner Since 2014

P.S. 343 Q
45-46 42nd Street
Sunnyside, NY 11104
Principal: Brooke Barr
Partner Since 2014

St. Thomas The Apostle
87-49 87th Street
Woodhaven, NY 11421
Principal: Joseph Carpenter
Partner Since 2012



Charter School of Educational Excellence
260 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10701
Principal: Cindy Lopez
Partner Since 2014

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During 2015-16, ETM will be working in partnership with NYC schools to bring comprehensive music education to over 25,000 inner-city schoolchildren.

Education Through Music, Inc.
122 East 42nd Street, Suite 1501
New York, NY 10168

phone: 212-972-4788
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