Music education makes a difference. Each year, ETM helps thousands of children to learn skills, gain self-esteem and become excited about school. But for the long term, we are helping our partner schools establish strategic plans to hire their own music teachers and sustain music education beyond the existence of ETM.
Program evaluation for the 2011-12 school year provides evidence that ETM has continued to improve students’ music skills, support their academic achievement, and enhance their general development. The findings also indicate that ETM teachers continue to provide quality music instruction, and that collaboration remains evident between ETM teachers and classroom teachers to promote music education throughout all areas of learning. Overall, ETM engages the support of the overall school community, including parents of ETM students.