In 2008, Jane Kramer, Executive Director, purchased 15 soprano recorders and committed to teaching elementary school children from the Canal neighborhood in San Rafael twice a week. Today, ELM is deeply rooted in the community with 120 students participating in year-round programs. 

Our strong presence in two Canal elementary schools with twice per week violin and musicianship classes for second through fourth graders gives our students skills, focus, and a love of music. Our Saturday morning ensemble-based program serves children as young as four years old through middle school. 

Programs include chorus, orchestra, chamber music, and parent music groups. ELM also runs a summer camp, concert series, and provides scholarships for exceptionally motivated students. We are committed to giving our students an intensive, individualized, and high quality music education. 

Family participation and community partnerships are an integral part of our successful programs.   

There are no financial barriers to participation.