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Founded in 1991, Education Through Music is dedicated to partnering with inner-city schools to provide music as a core subject for all children, using music education as a catalyst to improve academic achievement, motivation for school, and self-confidence.

As ETM celebrates its historic 25th anniversary, ETM’s music programs are reaching a record 27,000 children at 48 schools in all five boroughs in New York City. 100% of ETM partner schools are located in communities where children would otherwise not have the opportunity to study music. This is especially meaningful since in New York City, 59% of schools do not have a full-time certified music teacher and only 30% of students report participating in music.

ETM works to make music not only a consistent part of a child’s school routine, but of their life as well. Partner school students perform in school concerts, showcasing their musical talents and abilities for family and friends. Guest artist concerts and summer camp scholarships are also made available to students so that instruction goes beyond the classroom.

ETM believes that when children have access to music education, brighter futures are on their horizon. Music is taught to students just like any other discipline and used to help children develop the self-confidence and critical thinking skills needed to succeed in life. 100% of your donation goes towards supporting ETM’s programs and provides thousands of deserving children in need the opportunity to experience the gift of a lifetime: music. 

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