About Us

Staff & Volunteers

Founder John McCarthy has had a lifelong mission to teach music starting his first music school at age 15. He has written over 100 music instruction books and programs and has sold over 3 million worldwide. John's award winning curriculum is the core for the Teach Kids Music learning system.  Our staff and volunteers work continuously to create events and spread music to children around the world. 

Our Mission

Our TKM mission is to help underprivileged children that have a passion for music achieve their goal and learn how to play an instrument. We provide instruments, instruction and a performance atmosphere to help guide children on their musical journey. Many times kids fall into destructive patterns due to lack of guidance and resources. We make a difference with kids and help turn their life in a positive direction. Our resources are set up in local community centers where children can find a safe creative atmosphere.  Playing an instrument has been proven to help children excel academically and once a child gets their first positive musical experience it ignites a fire and creates a lifelong passion to have music in their life!  TeachKidsMusic.org is a 501(c)(3) non Profit Organization

Celebrity Instructors and Mentors

TKM has teamed up with many of the best musicians in the world to inspire kids to play music and help bring attention to our mission. Musicians such as Doug Wimbish (Living Colour), Paul Pesco (Hall and Oates & Madonna) and many others have made appearances at our events. 

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will give the gift of music to many children that will last a lifetime. Inspiring lives, building hope, creating musicians one lesson at a time.

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Contact Us

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Become a TKM Center

Would you like to be considered to have a TKM Music Learning Center in your city? Let us know about your community and needs. Email us using the form to the left. 

Teach Kids Music


(203) 934-2501