What We Do

Equity and Inclusion Through Access to Music Education

Providing access to high quality music education and experiences to students and community members, especially those at the margins of society, is at the core of our mission. YMF champions the right to mutual respect, strives to create connection without bias, and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We are inspired by the power of music to unite us all.

YMF brings tuition-free instruction weekly throughout the school year to over 5,000 pre-K through adult students at 28 partner schools and sites in the greater Los Angeles area.
YMF provides long-term, sustainable solutions for music education in neighborhoods that lack the infrastructure to support arts programming.

YMF aims to create authentic, meaningful relationships with the communities we serve by engaging students, families and community members, nurturing, celebrating and showcasing their inherent gifts.


access to exceptional and high-quality music.


and develop the potential within each individual child.


safe and inclusive spaces in which students can express themselves, learn, and explore through music.


students to develop a. lifelong love for music.


strong and vibrant relationships with our students, teachers, and communities.

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