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Education Through Music

Developing Self Confidence

Increasing Motivation for School

Improving Academic Achievement

Building Community

About Us

Our Mission

Education Through Music (ETM) partners with under-resourced schools to provide music as a core subject for all children, and utilizes music education as a catalyst to improve overall achievement, motivation for school, and self-confidence.

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2023 Education Through music gala celebration
March 29, 2023 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom
We are excited to celebrate together at the iconic Ziegfeld Ballroom where we will honor Warner Music Group for its DEI Initiatives. The evening will include Andy Hilfiger as our host, with a lineup of performances by our amazing students and other artists.  We will also recognize companies and individuals making their mark on education, the arts, and NYC and end the evening with a casino themed after party. Join us to ensure equity in music education and celebrate the impact we make on our students and the New York City community. Click below to reserve tables and tickets.
etm partner school students perform at the apollo theater
ETM students brought the house down at the Apollo Theater! On December 1, 2022, The Ralph Bunche choir from ETM partner school P.S. 125 in Harlem was invited by Mastercard to perform at the exclusive Netflix film screening of Descendant, a documentary that follows descendants of the survivors from the Clotilda, the last ship that carried enslaved Africans to the United States, as they reclaim their story.
Introduced by NYC Department of Education Chancellor David Banks, and under the brilliant direction of ETM Teacher David Moxey, the choir opened the evening with a powerful and moving rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” to the packed audience, and received an overwhelming standing ovation. Click here to watch NBC New York’s coverage of the event, and click below to watch the full performance!
Education Through Music: The Podcast
Why do all students need access to music education? How does music support students’ social and emotional well-being? What is music’s role in addressing the academic and emotional effects of the pandemic on students?

Every month, podcast host and ETM Instructional Supervisor, Noah Teachey, will explore these questions and more as he sits down with guest teachers, students, families, schools administrators, and education researchers to discuss the importance of music education in our schools and in the lives of the 20,000 students ETM serves across New York City.

In Episode 3, Noah sits down with Dr. Jim Frankel, veteran music educator and Founder/Director of MusicFirst, to discuss the many ways in which technology amplifies the impact of a complete music education and serves as a facilitator for accessibility in the music classroom.

Tune in and subscribe today on all major listening platforms to hear how music advances equity!

Our 2022-2023 Music Classes

Students With Access To High-Quality Music Education
Partner Schools
PreK -
To Sponsor A Student For One Year

Why Music Education?

It is part of a well-rounded education, essential for students’ social and emotional well-being, and a critical tool for establishing equity and access.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Education Through Music

Education Through Music believes that equity in education is vital to the success of all in our society – equity that is inclusive of the diversity in all people. Because we believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive society is a better one, we are committed to pursuing organizational policies and practices that move us forward towards that end in our role as educators and leaders.

Click here to read ETM’s full DEI Commitment

How Can You Help?

Join us to ensure that every child, at every school, has access to high-quality music education.

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