Mission Statement

John-Redfield-Cellist-Santa-Monica-CaAt Santa Monica bay Music Foundation (formerly known as Westside Children’s Educational Programs) we believe in the transformative power of music. Our organization is dedicated to enriching the lives of children through music education in an optimal learning environment, regardless of their socioeconomic standing.

Educators and neuroscientist agree, children who play a musical instrument benefit from above average neural growth, improved motor and social skills, and test higher in math and language.  Through our comprehensive music programs children expand their social awareness as well as develop a heightened sense of individual self-worth.  We are proud to serve our community by teaching children the art of music making.