The Roots of Music

Name The Roots of Music

On the Web

Contact Derrick Tabb, (504) 722-2961,

Provides Instruments Yes

Provides Instrument Classes Yes

Information, Networking, Support

Scholarships Yes


Performance Opportunities Yes

Music Therapy

Music Ed. Programs & Curricula

Seeks Volunteers 0

Seeks Instruments 0

Seeks Donations Donations provide help in a number of ways. See

Mission Empower the youth of New Orleans through music education, academic support, and mentorship while preserving and promoting the unique musical and cultural heritage of the city. Their goal is to provide kids with the resources they need to lead positive, productive, self-reliant lives.

What it does Provides music history and theory, instrumental instruction, ensemble performance preparation, academic tutoring, mentoring and homework assistance. Serve kids ages 9-14 from low-income households, also providing students with round-trip transportation and a hot meal 5 days a week, 12 months a year. Participation in The Roots of Music is free for all students. Serves almost 100 students, making up a full marching band that is successfully parading the city since Mardi Gras 2009.


Regional Yes

Region Abbreviation LA

Region Served New Orleans area

At-Risk/Under-served Youth Yes

Tax-Deductible Non-Profit Yes

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