Summer Music & Learning at ETM-LA
This Summer, nearly 100 students from partner schools across Los Angeles enrolled in ETM-LA's two-week Summer Music Program! Students participated in virtual summer course offerings of strings ensemble, band ensemble, and vocal/general music. Jazz and blues were themes for this summer; activities included students creating a blues piece together, improvising with their instruments and voices, and exploring artists such as B.B. King and Randy Newman.

"My kids loved the small groups, they thrive when their instructor encouraged active participation. They had so much fun learning about the different types of music. Their favorite part was learning how to scat."
- ETM-LA Parent, 2022 Summer Program

With mental health and wellness of utmost importance for our students, each day began with a music therapy session led by ETM-LA's Ricardo Hurtado to help students be present and decompress before diving into the musical learning.

"I loved the wellness check! All the Music Teachers and staff worked well as a team to make this Music Class exciting. Thank you for sharing your talents."
- ETM-LA Parent, 2022 Summer Program
Before the start of our Summer Program, our incredible staff and music teachers created a "Welcome" video for the students. Take a look!
THANK YOU to the California Community Fund for their generous support of our Summer Music Program as part of the LA County Summer Learning Initiative.
Make Music This Summer
Stay in the rhythm this summer and use these summer activities at home!
Spotlight on Patricia Ferido, Volunteer
Patricia Ferido is a long-time volunteer at ETM-LA, providing support in our classrooms, at our office headquarters, and at numerous events. She has a passion for our mission and loves serving her community.

"Students would see me walking in the hallways and would stop to say "Hi!". Those simple interactions really made me feel like I was making a tangible impact as a volunteer."

Read Patricia's story & learn more about how to volunteer with ETM-LA!

A contribution of any size makes a huge impact on helping ETM-LA reach over 19,000 students across Los Angeles County with quality music education. ETM-LA invites you to explore more ways to give or get involved so that students don't miss a beat and can continue to thrive through music!

Additional Resources

"What do I love about teaching with ETM-LA? So many things!" Read More

"At an ETM-LA Partner School where I recently started teaching, I saw firsthand how playing and writing music gives students the courage to share their voices." Read More

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THANK YOU for helping to further equity and access for all children.

Education Through Music-Los Angeles' mission is to provide and
promote music as part of a well-rounded education for every child in under-resourced schools in order to enhance students' academic achievement, creativity, and overall development.