About Us - Music Organization for Kids

Making Music Matter For Kids

Meaningful Work, Unforgettable Experiences

Empowering kids with music. Building lasting improvement with good habits and exposing new opportunities for success. Making Music Matter For Kids is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. Doing it all in all new ways. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, whom we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.

Making Music Matter For Kids, Human services management, Arts and culture, Social enterprise, Community improvement, 501c3 nonprofit organization

America can't afford to outsource creativity.

What if there was one activity that could benefit every student in every school across the nation? An activity that could improve grades and scores on standardized testing? An activity that would allow students to form lasting friendships? An activity that would help students become more disciplined and confident. Fortunately, there is such an activity, unfortunately, many schools will not make it a part of their curriculum, due to issues with funding and scheduling. This activity is something that everyone is aware of, but not everyone has a chance to participate in. This activity is music and your gifts help make it possible. Join us and help make music matter for kids. There are many ways you can help - More Info

Making Music Available To All Children Based On Passion Not Income   

Making Music Matter For Kids broadens the lives of children by teaching good habits that carry over into their lives, their work and expose new opportunities for success.  The Foundation of the organization produces tangible, ongoing, and positive results.  Fostering lasting improvement in society, with an emphasis on supporting and empowering children with a great many benefits of music. 

Join Us, There Are Many Ways You Can Help

There are many ways you can help ensure that every child across has access and opportunity to participate in an active music program. Everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts.

Musical Instrument Donations

We accept instruments regardless of condition. All instruments donated are put to great use; we refurbish every instrument we can into playing condition, and instruments damaged beyond repair parts are recycled into art, or parts are used to repair other instruments to be sold or donated. Your donation is tax-deductible for the value of the instrument.

Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organization Musical Instrument Donation For Kids  MORE INFO

Used Gear Shop

Used Instruments Store For A Cause.  All Proceeds Support the "Making Music Matter For Kids" Mission.

REPAIRS - DONATIONS

How about donating those used musical instruments. We do repairs on all types of instruments and electronic equipment including guitars, bass guitars, drums, amplifiers, keyboards, PA systems. Used musical instruments store For a cause.

Music Lessons and Programs

ROCK SCHOOL - Making Music Matter For Kids 21st century music education makes learning fun and exciting.  In today's modern world of acclaimed music programs, we provide young people with the tools they need for success. Students master the basics while playing music they enjoy. Songs are chosen to highlight the skills needed to build a strong foundation on a respective student's musical instrument. After a few weeks of lessons, most students are ready for the challenge of a live performance and are encouraged to take part in all of our programs!

About Electric Music City, The First Interactive Online Music City

The term “Music City” is becoming widely used in cultural communities and has penetrated the political vernacular in many cities around the world. Once identified solely with Tennessee’s storied capital of songwriting and music business. Making Music Matter For Kids is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, whom we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change. Activity Plans to re-brand large cities even small low-income communities across the USA into thriving music cities, The Place Live @ Electric Music City. Streaming Live Across The USA. An interactive Music City lives stream room. Building online and offline comity of teachers, parents, school officials, and community leaders

MEET THE BOARD & STAFF

Kevin Grady 

BOARD MEMBER

Lance Miley

MUSIC DIRECTOR
EVENT COORDINATOR

Robin McArdle

PRESIDENT

Susan Craig Duckworth 

BOARD MEMBER

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Board Memder

Kevin Grady

Attends all board meetings, Maintain knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives, Understand financial accounting for nonprofits, Serve as the chair of the finance committee, Manage with the finance and volunteer committee, the board's review of and action related to the board's financial responsibilities, Work with the chief executive to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the board on a timely basis, Present the annual budget to the board for approval. Kevin has been the Terminal Operations Manager at Bermuda Agencies LTD and has studied at William Paterson University

As PresIdent, Robin act in the best interests of MMMFK, the members, and the beneficiaries of MMMFK's purpose. Prohibits self-dealing and conflicts of interest. Assures that all state reporting requirements are met. Developing programs to carry out goals and oversee's the implementation of programs and fundraising operations, and is also the organization’s chief fundraiser. Primary spokesperson, recruits donors, attends fundraisers and acts as liaison to the board of directors. Robins 20+ years of Supervisor/Management skills in tracking budget Expenses, supervision, quality management, safety management, staffing, delegation, performance management, organization, foster teamwork, Self-Development, Giving Feedback makes her qualifies as President of Making Music Matter For Kids.

Music Director/ Event Coordinator/ Founder. Lance spends the vast majority of his time doing things that only he can do and feels he can’t lose track of life in the trenches. Takes time to put away the dirty coffee cups, fold and stuff some letters, and dial for dollars with the team. Praise those who are doing a good job and reward excellence. Lance has been responsible for creating, implementing, and administering a successful annual development program to support the MMMFK Education and the art of charitable giving. His areas of leadership and responsibility include developing strategy, annual and special campaigns, program sponsorship, benefit events and other event support, grants, Working with the boards' trustees to further the fundraising efforts, and general stakeholder cultivation/solicitation.

 Board member Susan Duckworth. Attends all board meetings, ensures the safety and accuracy of all board records, reviews board minutes, Assume responsibilities, and provides notice of meetings of the board and/or of a committee when such notice is required. Devotes extra volunteer time to help plan and execute particular aspects of events. All board members use their many talents to make a difference in children's lives. Susan has retired as President/CEO – Northeast Freight Transfer, Inc; Shale Rail, LLC; Northeast Freight Xpress, Inc. Scranton, PA. 2008 – 2021. Has served on multiple boards and is presently serving on the Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (SLIBCO)

and has a Bachelor of Science: Business, Concentration in Accounting, Minor in Computer Science, 1982; Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, USA
MBA studies, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, USA