Research shows that when music instruction is included as part of the core curriculum, children show vast improvement in their reading, writing, mathematical, and reasoning skills. Yet thousands of low-income children are deprived of an education that includes music. California students lag behind national averages in art instruction - up to 50% less in music instruction at the elementary level. This project will benefit 650 children of the approximately 19,000 students we serve annually.
This project forms long-term school partnerships to provide weekly, sequential music instruction for every child. ETM-LA trains and mentors professional musicians and academic teachers, and provides management guidance for principals.
Education Through Music-LA empowers low-income kids through quality music instruction as part of a well-rounded education. Students demonstrate personal, academic, and creative growth, and the arts are fostered in the community.