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Spread the Joys of Making Music

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, MJOMEF has maintained the number of elementary school students receiving support in music education. During the first half of the 2019–2020 school year, 360 students benefited from MJOMEF’s support. Our music coaches are active in 11 elementary schools — Bailey Gatzert, Lowell, Concord International, Highland Park, Kimball, Leschi, Maple, Northgate, Roxhill, Sanislo and West Seattle. On behalf of the students, we thank you!

Unfortunately all the schools closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the school closures, MJOMEF started producing educational videos on YouTube to help students practice at home. As of September 2020, our dedicated musicians/educators have created 86 videos in 7 instruments for elementary school students. We are also adding percussion and bass for the middle school students. All the videos are free for use by students and teachers anywhere. As of December 2020, we have had 2,360 views of these videos. Visit the MJOMEF YouTube channel to explore all of the instrument practice videos!


Watch MJOMEF Programs in Action

Our Mission

Recognizing the beauty and joy of music-making, the mission of the Michael J. Owen Music Education (MJOMEF) is to foster a passion for music-making among under-served students in Seattle by providing professional musicians to help students and teachers in their music classes. Find out more.

Music Education Programs

MJOMEF hires professional musicians who assist music teachers in the classroom by providing hands-on coaching and assistance to individual students. Their presence in the classroom enhances the teachers’ efforts resulting in an improved classroom experience for all students. Find out more.