About Us

Outreach Through The Arts (OTTA) provides school programming in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and individual instrument lessons and music instruction scholarships for over 350 underserved youth.

OTTA offers private and group instruction for all levels in piano, voice, guitar, wind instruments, string instruments, as well as band ensemble workshops. Providing instruction taught by professional music educators, this program allows students to discover hidden talents and fine tune their playing abilities in a creative, stimulating and supportive environment.

OTTA is a vendor for the Bergmann Project, an endowment received by Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation, to provide performing arts programs for underserved youth. Students grade 4 through 12 enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program are eligible for scholarships to take weekly semi-private music lessons in strings, voice and winds from OTTA and other district approved music teacher

We Offer:

Private Lessons

Private one on one Lessons in all brass, woodwind, voice, percussion and piano.

Group Ensembles

Pop Orchestra, Jazz band workshop, Rock band, Brass band workshop.

DJ Classes

With our partner, The DJ Coach.

Music Production

Through our program, The Lab.

Podcast Masterclass

Through our program, The Lab.

Industry Workshops

Virtual and in person workshops with industry professionals. Opportunities for internships, relationship building, connections with industry professionals.

Tax-Deductible Donations Fund:

Private Lessons

Group Lessons

Programs & Scholarships