About MUSIC to the Ears


MUSIC to the Ears is an educational platform and community development initiative operating as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We teach life skills through music education programs and interactive workshops that help to improve academic, cognitive and social performance.

Our mission is to prepare young adults to qualify for career opportunities in the music and entertainment industries. We provide music education and training through workshops, seminars and panels to students of all ages by using analog, digital and electronic instruments and equipment.

WHY MUSIC TO THE EARS?

The U.S. media and entertainment (M&E) industry is comprised of businesses that produce and distribute motion pictures, television programs and commercials along with music and audio recordings, radio, games and publishing. The U.S. media and entertainment market, which represents a third of the global industry, is the largest M&E market worldwide. A recent Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) study revealed that total worldwide entertainment and media revenues will rise from US $1.74 trillion in 2014 to US $2.23 trillion in 2019. Many students today will never have an opportunity to tap into this revenue due to the lack of proper digital music education and career training in the school system. In many communities, music education is given very little support, if any at all, and because of budget cuts, music programs have been stripped of adequate funding or completely cut.

"Extraordinary achievement is less about talent than it is about opportunity."- Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers)

Music education programs that incorporate technology, digital instruments, and current genres will have a direct impact on existing and future generations. MUSIC to the Ears will be the global nucleus for Digital Music Education and Entertainment Career Training to students of all ages, regardless of socioeconomic status, geographic location or access to digital music equipment.

California Public School Statistics

Source: CA Dept. of Education (CalEdFacts for Grades K-12)

6,236,672

STUDENTS

10,366

SCHOOLS

1,028

DISTRICTS

9

DIGITAL MUSIC PROGRAMS