Hello! My name is Raffia Thomas and I am the director of the Raffia Music Studio music school based in Lomita California. Since RMS opened its doors for business our primary goal has been to find a way to help fill the music education void that has been created in both our public school system and in the lives of children that are under-served and underprivileged. As budgets have been dramatically cut nationally music education programs have disappeared from classrooms all over the country. Additionally, music education programs for those children that are less fortunate are almost nonexistent. We offer private lessons for voice, piano, guitar, ukulele,drums, bass guitar, violin and saxophone. Our teachers are well trained and experienced professionals who share the same vision as we do.
The Raffia Music Studio Lesson Voucher Program was created to expand our services in order to include children that could not afford to enroll in our school. The RMS Lesson Voucher valued at $10.00 is at the very core of our program. Each voucher entitles qualifying students to attend one group lesson or class that RMS offers under our program. There is an extensive list of lessons and classes that we offer ranging from music theory classes, choirs and band ensembles to music workshops, music production, songwriting and much much more! In addition to group lessons we have now expanded our program to provide scholarships to qualified children for one year of private lessons.
RMS Lesson Vouchers can be purchased and donated directly to the designated charities that we are partnering with and are fully tax deductible. This means that businesses and private citizens can sponsor underprivileged children in our community by simply donating the vouchers that they purchase to those charitable organizations and then receive the benefit of a full tax credit.
We believe that every young person should have access to the benefits of music education as a part of their education experience and it is our goal to provide it to as many of them as possible. For some music will be what they choose to do as a career and for others it will just be a part of who they will become in the future. Both of these options help to make the world a better place! With your help and support we can reach so many who would not otherwise be able to get this experience and we will be doing our part to preserve and honor the fine arts for this and future generations.
Raffia Music Studio
2244 Pacific Coast Highway
Lomita, California 90717