Thank you for supporting ETM's New York City Partner School Program!
During the 2011-12 school year, 13,000 children received music education at 25 ETM partner schools in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn. That's every student at each partner school. Students celebrated their achievements through end-year performances, including concerts at each school as well as the inaugural "ETM Festival" held in Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park and featuring over 700 students.
Your support is making a difference in children's lives. Teachers, parents and principals point to positive changes they see in children's motivation and focus, but why not hear it from the students themselves? The quotations below are just some of the feedback we received from our partner school students this spring and summer:
Kevin, Age 9:
"I love music, singing and playing instruments... My spring concert was about a song named ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat.’ We practiced, and practiced! Some of the song was hard to get. We had a lot of movement to do. We had to jump and everything. The concert itself was a success. The song made me feel fun...
"In conclusion, I feel like I accomplished something. I accomplished singing in front of a lot of people. At first, I was very scared but now, I am not scared anymore. Overall, this benefits me because I learned how to practice with my classmates as a team."
“Music taught me that I can do things I never thought of doing." --5th grade student, P.S. 72, Bronx
“The way I feel about music is happy… you can jump around and sing.” --1st grade student, ETM Partner School P.S. 43, Bronx
Thank you for playing a part in making our project possible.