ASSISTING CHILDREN WITH social, economic, or developmental challenges

We are committed to providing tailored music curricula taught by specialized instructors to support the developmental needs of our "at-risk" community members. Your generous contribution to Elliot’s Song ensures that preschool children facing social, economic, or developmental challenges receive 26 weeks of music instruction at no cost throughout the school year. Meeting weekly at six locations, including the comfort of their own classrooms, students from Head Start and Bright Beginnings engage in music-based activities designed to enhance their academic readiness, musical skills, and overall development.

Fueled entirely by grants, donations, and fundraisers, Elliot’s Song relies on your support to make a positive impact. Donations are tax-deductible, and contributing is easy—simply make your check payable to ECMS with "Elliot’s Song" on the memo line or visit our online store to donate by credit card.

Every contribution, regardless of size, is deeply appreciated. Take note of the following sponsorship options:

  • $30 sponsors a child for a semester, or $60 for the entire year.
  • $400 sponsors an entire class for a semester, or $800 for the whole year.

Your support helps us continue our mission of bringing the gift of music to those who need it most. Join us in making a difference through the transformative power of music education.


in partnership with william & mary

Thanks to the vision and generous support of William & Mary benefactors, Carol and Robert Woody, and in partnership with the university's Department of Music, ECMS offers enriching internship opportunities for students throughout the academic year. These internships provide invaluable hands-on experience, allowing students to work closely with ECMS staff, actively engage in class activities, and share their passion for music with local school communities.

Are you a William & Mary student looking to gain real-world experience in early childhood music education? Join us at ECMS for a rewarding internship experience that will not only enhance your skills but also make a meaningful impact in our community. Apply now to become part of our team and help inspire the next generation of music lovers!

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