Music Education Programs

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A school concert in June 2014

MJOMEF hires professional musicians to assist school music teachers and students during their regularly scheduled band and strings classes.  Our coaches are vetted professional musicians who are dedicated to teaching. It is nearly impossible for one music teacher to teach twelve 4th and 5th graders who are playing 3 to 5 different instruments, including flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, saxophone and violin, in a 30 minute class. With assistance from the MJOMEF coaches, the music teacher is able to keep the class moving forward while the coaches assist individual students. As a result, all students realize success and remain fully engaged throughout the class. MJOMEF’s coaches provide support in the following eleven elementary schools in Seattle:

  • Bailey Gatzert Elementary School
  • Concord International Elementary School
  • Highland Park Elementary School
  • Kimball Elementary School
  • Leschi Elementary School
  • Lowell Elementary School
  • Maple Elementary School
  • Northgate Elementary School
  • Roxhill Elementary School
  • Sanislo Elementary School
  • West Seattle Elementary School

Future Programs

MJOMEF will continue to support music programs in the eleven Seattle elementary schools. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures in the spring of 2020, MJOMEF has started to produce learning videos on YouTube to help students practice at home.  These videos will be a helpful resource for all students who are taking elementary instrumental music classes any where.   These videos can be found on YouTube under the MJOMEF channel.

Coordination with Seattle Public Schools

Our program was developed in coordination with Seattle Public Schools’ Visual and Performing Arts Department staff.


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A school concert in June 2014