St. Michael’s is partnered with Education Through Music-Los Angeles (ETM-LA) for its music program. ETM-LA is a nonprofit that believes in providing students in Title I schools with superior music education taught by highly qualified and trained music teachers. Thanks to the support of ETM-LA, as well as St. Michael’s individual donors and the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation, every student at St. Michael’s is receiving weekly music instruction.
During the first trimester, Mr. DeLeon focused on laying the foundation for singing and building the basics of music notation. For the remainder of the year, he will go more in depth with music theory. Students are currently learning to play the ukulele, recorders, and percussion instruments.