Successful Living Through Music.

We believe in the love of music and have a passion for sharing that love with our students.

Those students who come to us share the passion, to express themselves, to be heard, to create, and sometimes just to sing out. It's a passion they will carry throughout their lives, regardless of whether they simply have a love of the art, or become highly successful in the business of music.

They, in their own ways will share this passion all through their lives and will never forget the opportunities provided to them by this foundation—to listen to their own music, to hear their own voices, to record their own sounds and to pursue a dream.

— Del Couch

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BRADENTON, FLA. — Coming off this summer’s successful 10-stop “The Coffee Shop (But Not Really) Tour,” musician and rising star Matt Walden is bringing his act back to Bradenton with “The Hometown Show” on Oct. 1. With full production and two opening acts, Walden promises this show “will be unlike anything I’ve ever performed before.” The show is Oct. 1, 7:30-10 p.m. at The Loft at the Church at Bradenton, 2520 43rd Street W., Bradenton. The two opening acts, recently announced, include … read more

Sarasota, FL — Aug. 1 through Sept. 18, musicians from Sarasota, Manatee and surrounding counties can upload two songs for submission into the 2016 Rock for a Cause battle-of-the-bands competition!  All ages and genres are welcome, whether they are solo acts, duets or bands. The two songs can be either audio or video files, and the online form has a few quick questions for the bands to complete, too.  Once submissions close on Sept. 18, online voting will begin for the top six acts. The public will vote online … read more

This Saturday, June 25, is the first Saturday Night Rocks, a monthly teen-only event with live music, pizza and fun. The goal of the event is to provide a safe place for teens to support their favorite local musicians. It is co-presented by the Del Couch Music Education Foundation and Drug-Free Manatee. “When I was young, my band used to play for a teen club, and our friends would come out and hear us play,” says Del Couch. “That doesn’t … read more