The O’Keefe Music Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) music organization that offers FREE music lessons, FREE music camps, FREE recording sessions and FREE music videos to young musicians from around the world!  Located in the Greater Cincinnati Ohio Area, OMF’s vision is to provide all students, regardless of their economic circumstances, with a receive free music education in a camp setting. No phones. No internet. No distractions or fear of missing out. A place where students are inspired by music, by nature and by each other. 

    259 Music Videos Produced
    1154 Students Involved
    Over 78 Million Video Views


    A platform to prosper

    OMF is a top notch environment for young musicians to play/perform and meet other like minded kids. I see my son is making friends instantaneously and bonding over playing/ music/gear.

    Noel Dannemiller
    Parent / Ohio

    Unlike anything else

    The OMF program has been super influential in my progression as a musician as it has allowed me to meet many other people my age who are as passionate about

    Brian McConnell
    Student / Age 16 / Ohio

    In the clouds

    To the OMF crew, thank you, thank you, thank you! I can’t say it enough. I know you are accustomed to all of this, but I still can’t wrap my

    Amanda Shedden
    Parent / Ohio

    WOW!! doesn’t begin to describe

    WOW!! doesn’t begin to describe the emotional rush and awesomeness of the video. Kaleb is excited and extremely pleased with the results. And as his parents, we couldn’t be prouder

    Kristi Mace
    Parent / Nebraska

    The literal time of his life

    Just wanted to reach out and thank OMF for having Michael be a part of this super rad thing you do! Today went beyond my expectations and he had the

    Brandi Smiley
    Parent / Kentucky

    Truly one-of-a-kind

    We are fortunate to live in what is described as the “live music capital of the world” and although there are many great musical opportunities in the area, OMF is

    Mike Metz
    Parent / Texas

    Foster his love for music

    My brother-in-law sent us a link to an OMF video a few years ago since he knew Sam enjoyed playing guitar. I don’t think he ever dreamed that Sam would

    Jason Ruether
    Parent / Missouri

    Has loved every minute of it

    Our daughter started humming before she could talk. She was born with music in her blood and loves singing all genres of music. She was asked to do her first

    Monique Campbell
    Parent / Ohio

    An experience unlike any other

    When my family got involved with the O’Keefe Music Foundation several years ago, we did so to have fun and to nurture my kids’ love for music. Because we are

    Allyson Vinnage
    Parent / Ohio

    The OMF experience is priceless

    What an incredible organization!  This foundation and what they do for children is like no other. From the moment we arrived it was non-stop learning about music and video production. 

    Joe Hall
    Parent / Tennessee

    The experience he has always dreamed of

    I wanna start by saying OMF is not only an amazing foundation but has personally given my child the experience he has always dreamed of. Every single individual that I

    Michael Dalhover
    Parent / Kentucky

    Most of all fun!

    We just spent the weekend recording and filming with the OMF crew and some enormously talented musicians. What an experience it was. Even with Covid, the event was safe, educational,

    Theresa Pellegrino
    Parent / New York

    Become a better, more versatile musician

    OMF is a great foundation that brings in high quality talent from all over the country. We are very fortunate to have OMF so close to our home and the

    Matt Meintel
    Parent / Ohio

    Highly recommend

    What would we do without music? And what better way to keep music alive is to get children engaged in it from a young age. That is exactly what OMF

    Jason Wehn
    Parent / Pennsylvania

    Gives him experience and confidence

    OMF has given my son so many amazing opportunities during a time of his life when he needed to feel like he belonged to something. This program has given him

    Abby Hanser
    Parent / Ohio

    Highest level of professionalism

    My son Aidan has been fortunate enough to have participated in several projects with the O’Keefe Music Foundation over the last four years. Traveling from Nebraska, working in multiple studios

    Chris Fisher
    Parent / Nebraska


    The day with the O’Keefe Music Foundation was awesome!  Where else can a 12 year old guitar player from Tennessee get to meet and jam with kids from so many

    Ashton Hall
    Student / Tennessee

    Inspired our son

    We want to thank the O’Keefe Music Foundation and all of the volunteers for providing a unique venue for our son to showcase his musical talents in a safe, family

    Jeremy & Jennifer Bright
    Parents / Missouri

    Valued and supported

    We feel so lucky to have found OMF and even luckier to live in the same city where this wonderful music school is located. When my son started guitar lessons,

    Melissa Donile
    Parent / Ohio

    Meeting musicians from all over the U.S.

    Thank you OMF for giving me the opportunity to come record a song and see what it’s like to record and make a video. I could not have gone anywhere

    Nick Peacock
    Student / North Carolina

    A great vision for future musicians!

    We drove from North Dakota to Ohio for this opportunity and it was a great experience all around. It is such a positive environment for young musicians. It was amazing

    Tiffany Markewich
    Parent / North Dakota

    OMF is to be applauded

    As a 51 year old music fan, what O’Keefe Music Foundation is doing for not only these amazing young musicians, but for the future of live music in general, is

    John Drolet
    Donor / Virginia

    Can’t stop smiling!

    My daughter just had the chance to be in one of OMF’s videos. She had the most incredible experience and can’t stop smiling. Thank you! 

    Sally Stobbe
    Parent / Ohio

    Music come to life!

    OMF offers kids a chance to let their love of music come to life!

    Mary Ann Mazzarella
    Donor / New York

    Realize their potential

    Thank you for helping young musicians to develop and realize their potential 🤘🎸🎶

    Patrick Larsen
    Donor / Nevada

    Meet other kindred spirits

    My son Conner had the opportunity to play in a recently filmed OMF video and he’s still high on the experience. Thank you for providing a great place for kids

    Julie Meintel
    Parent / Ohio

    Different genres of music

    As a music lover who listens to all different types of music, I really appreciate that the O’Keefe Music Foundation celebrates and promotes young artists playing different genres of music.

    Jim Payne
    Parent / Ohio

    OMF aligns the stars!

    To see the talent we have to look forward to is great, but knowing that THIS MUCH breathtaking talent is out there is astonishing.  OMF aligns the stars!

    Samuel Bernie
    Donor / Florida

    In Awe!

    I have been listening to your interpretations of songs for some years now. It never ceases to amaze me how brilliant the young artists are. I have over time come

    Frode Rodland
    Donor / Norway

    Phenomenal for our son

    The OMF has been phenomenal for our son.  He has enjoyed learning how to perform in a highly professional way with a very talented staff and group of young musicians. 

    Jen & Tim McConnell
    Parent / Ohio

    We all share the same dream

    There are so many amazing people surrounding OMF, musicians, parents, volunteers. All of these people were brought together through music, and the relationships you build are so unique and fulfilling.

    Kaden Karns
    Student / Iowa

    Unique opportunities

    As an 18 year old undergraduate music student from Ohio, I’m very grateful for the unique opportunities that OMF provided to me while developing my passion for and skill in music.

    Mackenzie Click
    Student / Ohio

    Exceeded our expectations

    OMF has exceeded our expectations and has given us way more than drum lessons! As Logan says, he has learned more than just drums and feels like he is part

    Tara & Steve Miller
    Parents / Ohio

    Confidence growing more and more

    OMF has provided an enormous amount of learning and performance opportunities that my son would never receive anywhere else.  The amount of energy and time the OMF staff give to

    Greg & Melissa Althammer
    Parents / Ohio

    Incredibly grateful

    Participating in OMF gave me opportunities that I wouldn’t have otherwise had as a kid growing up in a small town- like singing in a professional recording studio and starring

    Riley Finkle
    Student / Pennsylvania

    A dream come true

    I can’t say enough wonderful things about our experience with OMF!!!! It’s been a dream come true for my son. The staff at OMF are exceptional and the program is

    Artie Braganza
    Parent / Pennsylvania

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