Sign up for our mailing list!

Subscribe for email updates, highlights from our partner schools, and exciting news from the field of music education.

Matching Gift and Volunteer Grant information provided by
Powered by Double the Donation

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.

Learn More

Brooklyn native Alfredo Hernandez is awarded the ETM 2023 music teacher of the year

Alfredo Hernandez, a music teacher at All Hallows High School in the Bronx, has been named the 2023 ETM Music Teacher of the Year! Prior to Mr. Hernandez joining the school in 2021, it did not have a music teacher for several decades until partnering with ETM. Mr. Hernandez quickly built a comprehensive music program impacting all students and currently serves as the All Hallows’ Music Technology teacher as well as the Director of the All Hallows’ Modern Band. Through the music programs that he created, Mr. Hernandez has taught students who have never played an instrument, inspiring them to find their musical talents.

Congratulations, Alfredo! Click below to read more!
Announcing: Notables, A NEW education Through music podcast

How did having music class at school influence your life? Was there a music teacher who made a difference? How has music informed your career, your relationships, or your self-identity? 

In our newest podcast series, Notables, Education Through Music Instructional Supervisor Noah Teachey sits down with leaders in the music, technology, and related industries to learn about the influential role that music has played in their lives. Guests share formative experiences about being exposed to music at an earlier age, the ongoing impact of music on their careers, and their perspectives on the importance of ensuring all students have access to high quality music education at school.

Tune in on your favorite podcast platforms!
ETM is back on thirteen pbs’ let’s learn series! 

We’re so excited to be partnering again with channel THIRTEEN on the Let’s Learn series! This season, we created a series of segments to guide children in fun and interactive music making at home and in the classroom.

Each week, starting April 24 through June, our episodes will air on PBS channel 13 at 11am ET. Episodes will also be available for viewing on the Let’s Learn website here!

our 2023 gala celebration was a stunning success!

On Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, over 400 ETM supporters came together for a night of celebration and incredible student performances to raise over $650,000! Emceed by musician and fashion entrepreneur, Andy Hilfiger, the gala honored Google, accepted by Paul Darrah, Director, Real Estate NYC, and Warner Music Group, accepted by Chris Atlas, Executive Vice President, East Coast Operations & Urban Music at Warner Records. A student bucket drumming ensemble and over 80 choral students kicked off the evening with a riveting performance. To close out the night, Andy Hilfiger joined the All Hallow’s Modern Band, which brought the house down with their energy and pure joy for music making.

Thank you to our generous donors for contributing so meaningfully to our mission. Click below to read more about the magical evening!

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.

Learn More

How Can You Help?

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

Our Generous Partners

                    The Music Man Foundation Logo      .       

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay up to date with highlights from our partner schools and more! Sign up