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"We underestimate the importance of music at the expense of our youth."
– USA Today

In The News

See who is taking notice of the importance of music education.

What New York City’s Education Sector and All Who Care About It Should Take Forward From a Year of Remote Teaching and Learning

Two weeks before schools closed last March, our team at the New York City nonprofit Education Through Music brainstormed ways to provide music lessons online so that students wouldn’t miss a beat.

April 21, 2021

Come together: Why music class is an essential refuge for students amid COVID-19 pandemic

We underestimate the importance of music at the expense of our youth.

February 26, 2021

Opinion: NYC Students Need Music Education Now More Than Ever

‘Fifty-five percent of city public schools didn’t have a music educator, even before the COVID-19 pandemic…one aspect of that rebuilding must be integrating music as a core subject in the curriculum and ensuring all city schools have certified music educators.’

January 29, 2021

Penny Swift on Wharton Business Daily

Penny Swift, Executive Director of Education Through Music (ETM), joins Wharton Business Daily host Dan Loney to discuss breaking down barriers in music education, how music can accelerate conversations around social justice, and the evolution of her organization.

January 15, 2021

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