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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is now #givingTUNESday. Give the gift of music this season.


This season, we need your help to provide 30,000 children with the high-quality music education they deserve.

Education Through Music (ETM) partners with inner-city 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 currently serve nearly 30,000 students in 57 inner-city schools.

We believe that every child deserves access to high-quality music education, taught by qualified and well-trained music teachers. Music should support learning in other key areas, including math, science and language arts. Engaged parents and school communities are key to the success of students.

Many schools, especially those in low-income communities, do not have the resources to provide students with a comprehensive music program. We are dedicated to ensuring that all children, despite economic or social status, get the education they deserve.

Together, we can change lives with music education.

Find out more about how we work to bring music education to all children. Learn More

Why Music Education?

Studies have shown that when students have arts in the curriculum they are

icon-2xas likely to graduate than those who do not

icon-3xmore likely to win an award for school attendance

icon-4xas likely to be recognized for academic achievement

Learn more about the benefits of Education Through Music's programs. Learn More

What Our School Communities are Saying

Principals, teachers, parents and students have great things to say about Education Through Music.

“I would never have imagined that 759 children would sing in my building and perform twice a year. It’s been such an incredible experience.”

Principal Meridith Nasjletti

P.S. 91, BRONX, NY

“When you’re doing music, you can really enjoy yourself. You can do things that you never knew you could do before.”


P.S. 68, BRONX, NY

“The participation in music has had a positive impact on the students. Our students are now involved in music-rich experiences of singing and listening.”

Principal Shirley Torres

P.S. 23, BRONX, NY

“I’m thankful for music because it gives me knowledge. Music is something real, something important.”


P.S. 91, BRONX, NY