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Classrooms Sound Better With Music

Together, we can change lives with music education

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.

ETM By The Numbers

Students Served This School Year
Schools
We've Partnered With
Students Served
In Our Partner Schools
%
Cost To Sponsor A Child
For An Entire Year Of Music Education
$

“Music makes me excited to come to school.”- ETM Partner School Student

Watch our video featuring Grammy Award-winning violinst Joshua Bell with ETM Students

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Why Music Education?

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

as likely to graduate than those who do not

more likely to win an award for school attendance

as likely to be recognized for academic achievement

“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.”

Student

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.”

Student

P.S. 91, BRONX, NY