Feb 22, 2021

Spring 2021 ETM Update

Best wishes from ETM!

As we enter another month of remote and hybrid learning, we wanted to update you on some good news.

In the Fall and Spring semesters for the 2020-21 school year, Education Through Music was able to partern with 51 partner schools - including 31 elementary, 19 middle, and 1 high school. In total, ETM egnages 18,000 students in weekly music lessons. That is over 200,000 hours of music education provided to children each semester. Considering the circumstances surrounding this year, we have a lot to be thankful for and proud of.

This year presented extraordinary challenges for our schools, including dramatic reductions in school budgets, funding cuts for arts education by the city, and unprecedented logistical challenges. As so many of our partner principals report - without ETM, there would be no music at my school during the pandemic.

In addition to keeping music alive, our focus this year has been on equipping our teachers with the resources to teach remotely. Thanks to a generous donor, each ETM teacher was equipped with high quality headphones, microphones, and personal laptops to be able to record and stream their music lessons to their students. Teachers were also provided new software and training to be able to create dynamic and engaging music lessons. 

Thank you for providing thousands of students with the access to a complete education that includes music. 

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Jan 6, 2021

Music Education - Fall 2020 Report Card

Happy New Year from ETM!

As the city navigates the ongoing pandemic that continues to upend all of our lives, we wanted to update our supporters on some good news in the world you make possible through your support.

In the Fall semester, Education Through Music was able to partern with 51 partner schools - including 31 elementary, 19 middle, and 1 high school. In total, ETM egnages 18,000 students in weekly music lessons. That is over 200,000 hours of music education provided to children in the fall. Considering the circumstances surrounding this year, we have a lot to be thankful for and proud of.

This year presented extraordinary challenges for our schools, including dramatic reductions in school budgets, funding cuts for arts education by the city, and unprecedented logistical challenges. As so many of our partner principals report - without ETM, there would be no music at my school during the pandemic.

In addition to keeping music alive, our focus this year has been on equipping our teachers with the resources to teach remotely. Thanks to a generous donor, each ETM teacher was equipped with high quality headphones, microphones, and personal laptops to be able to record and stream their music lessons to their students. Teachers were also provided new software and training to be able to create dynamic and engaging music lessons. 

Thank you for providing thousands of students with the access to a complete education that includes music. 

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Oct 27, 2020

Fall 2020 Update for School Music Education

This year, ETM kicks off the fall semester by announcing our reach into 50 partner schools for school year 2020-21. We are thankful for the hundreds of donors that stepped up to help us fight the $180M in budget cuts by the Department of Education to NYC public schools.

The lives of NYC public school children right now is riddled with uncertainty, continuous disruption, and fear of the coronavirus. Education Through Music is partnering with school principals to make sure that music stays in the lives of tens of thousands of children throughout the pandemic - whether it be remote, hybrid, or in-person learning. We know music can be the cornerstone of joy, learning, and development in education. Now is the time to invest in the arts more than ever.

With creativity, hard work, and resourcefulness, our teachers more than rose to the challenges in front of them. As ETM teacher Brittany Harris shared, “Teaching remotely has been a huge learning experience, but what’s teaching if you aren’t challenged with something new every year?” Bringing her work into students’ homes showed Brittany the power of families coming together through music. “Music has always been important, but I think now everyone can truly see what it does.”

By giving to Education Through Music, you are making unique, meaningful learning possible for thousands of students—students who would otherwise have little or no access to music education. Thank you for driving equity and access for so many young learners. Don’t forget to share this report with a family member or friend to let them know the incredible difference supporting ETM can make! 

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