Did you miss your shot at bidding on our online auction and live gala event? Have no fear! We have REOPENED our online auction and remaining items and it will stay open until December 16th. Perfect timing for the holiday season and to find the perfect unique holiday gift, or something to treat yourself, at www.biddingforgood.com/thegiftofmusic.


All proceeds benefit the Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc. and scholarships for students of music in need!

Check out photos from the wonderful in-person gala event!

Our Story:

Founded in October, 2015, in the town of Franklin, Massachusetts, Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc. was established by its Board of Directors in order to fill a perceived need in the community for more tangible music education financial support, and to recognize the merits of music students of all ages. We are very proud that since December, 2015, the Foundation has already awarded a total of $8,000.00 to 18 very deserving students of music, ranging in age from eight to eighteen, and over $15,000.00 of financial aid to music students and programs.  Our goal for 2019 is to increase these merit scholarship awards and financial aid awards to an annual total of $20,000.00, and with your generous support, we feel confident that we will be able to reach our goals. Each year, the Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc. in collaboration with Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios, holds a musical fundraiser for the benefit of the Encore Music Education Foundation.  

Our Mission:

To bring music into the lives of those who might not otherwise be able to afford lessons and classes; to purchase musical instruments for individuals and music education programs; to support students attending college to study music; to provide educational resources and materials for students of music; and, finally, to recognize, through the establishment of our scholarship awards, those students who exhibit excellence in the study of their chosen instrument.

Those are the facts, but the day-to-day reality is that we are so much more. We have created an atmosphere where music is a passion, as well as a skill, for both teacher and student. Whole families come to Encore Music Academy in order to learn and grow. With the inception of the Encore Music Education Foundation Scholarship Program, we hope to make it possible for those who may not otherwise be able, to experience the confidence and joy that music instills in people of all ages.

How You Can Help:

Our goal is to raise enough funds to enable us to offer multiple award packages each year to deserving music students and music education programs, based upon both merit and/or need.  To this end, any donation you might consider making to help us support and encourage music education in the lives of our children will be deeply appreciated. 

If you would like to provide a product or service donation, please email encoremusicacademy1@gmail.com.

If you would be more inclined to support our cause financially, you can click the button below, or send a check in the mail made payable to Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc., and mailed to :

Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc., 3 Bent St., Franklin, MA 02038.


Thank you, in advance, for your kind consideration in helping to make some musical dreams become reality!


Lisa Ostrow & Patrick Dreier, Co-Founders