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Preserving Quality Music Education
Keys 4 Success currently offers music and movement enrichment programs for schools throughout NYC. We specialize in providing comprehensive music and movement learning experiences for students in a customizable way that leads to unlocking their unlimited potential through improved Arts culture.
Keys 4 Success will be the change we want to see in how Music & Movement education is delivered, setting a new standard for excellence nationwide. Through our dynamic in-class programming and innovative staff development programs we will empower educators across diverse markets and regions, fostering a lifelong love for music and movement in learners of all ages. As a recognized leader, Keys 4 Success will be synonymous with transformative education, leaving an indelible mark on the educational landscape.
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About Mr. Shem
Mr. Shem started his music career at the age of 4 when he first touched a piano while living in the Philippines. With 30+ years of experience over a wide range of genres, Mr. Shem has both compositional, and instructional background serving as composer, music producer, choir director, director of music and private instructor. Graduating from Brooklyn College with a B.S. in Business Management and Finance, he has combined love for music and passion for entrepreneurship to create Keys 4 Success. It has become his life’s mission to be a staunch advocate for affordable and accessible music education as a means to increase the cognitive capacities in children as well as provide tools that promote positive social and emotional health.
Fun Fact: Trained to play classically, Mr. Shem has also taught himself to play by ear, a skill he encourages his private students to develop as they recreate their favorite music!
About Ms. Mona
Ms. Mona started her musical journey at the age of 7 with the piano and violin at 12. The practice and discipline has always guided her in her studies, graduating from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in International Studies and Microbiology and a Masters in Public Health from New York University. Ms. Mona joined the Keys 4 Success team in 2014 serving as the program manager for the foundation.
Fun Fact: Ramona PLEDGES that she makes the best Banana Pudding recipe and is still in search of finding one better than hers!