SpreadMusicNow funds high-quality music education in and out of the classroom that puts students on a path to college, career, and life success.

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Music Empowers, Part II:
How Did I Get Here?

In the last blog, I asked you to “think...about the importance of music in your own story.” Since I've been buttonholing some of my old friends and clients asking what “music empowers” means to them, I figure it’s only fair to share my own story.


Coming Right Up:
Visit us at New England festivals!

We’ll be spreading the word and closing out the summer at a few Northeast regional festivals. Catch an eclectic array of artists, stop by the booth and meet Tom and check out our new line of merchandise!

Since its inception in 2014, SpreadMusicNow has made over $1,400,000 in grants to music programs across the nation.

Facing the Crisis
at Hand

Confidence. Creativity. Collaboration. These are just some of the things that improve when a child participates in structured, rigorous music education.

Multiple studies have shown that students who study music develop stronger academic skills, and in general, enjoy a higher quality of life than peers who do not have access to music education. Unfortunately, cuts to arts education budgets have left many students with minimal exposure to music education. This trend has taken an especially harsh toll on high-need students, since school-based programs are often the only opportunity they have to receive music education.

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What We Do

There are thousands of worthy music education programs that deserve support, and many nonprofit organizations out there doing great work in an effort to fill the void in music education for children.

Rather than reinventing the wheel, we support other nonprofits that supplement traditional classroom-based music education.

Furthermore, we support independent, community-based initiatives that provide engaging and innovative music instruction outside of the classroom.

Through this broad-based approach, we provide our donors with the confidence that their generosity offers the highest quality music education to the greatest number of underserved youth.

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We Fund

We focus our funding on those organizations and programs whose organizational models contribute not simply to a child's musical skill, but to their ongoing development. We ask, "in addition to teaching kids music, what lasting impact will your program have on a child's overall development and growth into young adulthood?"

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As the saying goes "money talks." In our case, money educates children.

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