Give In-School Music Classes to Los Angeles Youth

by Education Through Music-Los Angeles (ETM-LA, Inc.)


ETM-LA serves over 6,000 disadvantaged students with weekly, yearlong music classes at no cost. We provide music teachers, instruments, and guidance for schools to sustain the program
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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 arts instruction-up to 50% less in music instruction at the elementary level. This project will benefit 665 children of the 6,000 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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Education Through Music-Los Angeles Website
Overview of Education Through Music-Los Angeles
Education Through Music-LA on the Radio
Education Through Music (NY) Website

Organization Information

Education Through Music-Los Angeles (ETM-LA, Inc.)

Location: Burbank, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Victoria Lanier
Executive Director
Burbank, CA United States