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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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

SARASOTA, FL — S-One Holdings Corporation, the founding sponsor of Rock for a Cause, announced that it will donate $1 per order each day for the two months leading up to this year’s battle-of-the-bands community event, which will take place on Nov. 12, 2016 on Main Street in Sarasota. The money raised from the S-One donation and sponsorship from other local businesses will be used to send students of the Del Couch Music Education Foundation to the Berklee College of … read more