Play with Music brings relevant music & technology education to at-risk youth. It prioritizes teaching music as much as making it, technology as much as playing instruments, & career pathfinding as much as expression.

Play with Music changes the way music has been taught for the last 200 years, giving kids the skills, opportunities and confidence to deeply understand and access the music industry today.


360 DEGREES OF MUSIC. Students get a full picture of what modern music making is: songwriting, recording, performing, music production, and music industry are all covered.

THE POWER OF MENTORSHIP. Students are mentored as they create their own music in collaboration with professional musicians, songwriters and producers.

BUILDING BRIDGES. We connect students with internship opportunities and field trips to inspire and empower them to take the next step.


PROBLEM 1: the gap between how the music industry functions and what education provides. 60% of new jobs will require skills possessed by only 20% of the current workforce.

PROBLEM 2: lack of access to technology & tech savvy educators in low income schools. Low income communities are less likely to own computers and use the internet than their more affluent peers.

PROBLEM 3: inequality between high and low income communities in after school programs.  Parents in the top income bracket are able to invest 7x more to connect their kids with learning opportunities.


Ready to take the next step? You can become a contributor to our cause, or participate in a program near you.