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Testimonials

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Chris Fisher
Parent / Nebraska

Awesome!

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,

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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

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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! 

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Sally Stobbe
Parent / Ohio

Music come to life!

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

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Mary Ann Mazzarella
Donor / New York

Realize their potential

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Greg 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

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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

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Artie Braganza
Parent / Pennsylvania

Have fun and make friends!

OMF provides opportunities to be creative, have fun and make friends!

Claire Chamberlain
Student / Ohio

OMF helped me to find my voice and to gain the confidence

The O’Keefe Music Foundation was instrumental (pun intended) in my growth as an artist. I’m so grateful for the amazing opportunities and sense of belonging I was presented with while

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Celeste Blandon
Student / Ohio

Connect with other musicians and make awesome music!

The OMF program has been an amazing experience to connect with other musicians and make awesome music!

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Tyler Halverson
Student / Iowa

It is an experience that you can’t get just anywhere

Working with OMF was a lot of fun for my son and I enjoyed watching him interact with musicians from all over the area, and the country.  The recordings allow

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Mike Laufersweiler
Parent / Ohio

OMF is the place to go without a doubt

If your kids or young adults have any interest in pursuing their musical talents OMF is the place to go without a doubt. We watched our son from the age

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Bill Sutherland
Parent / Ohio

A pathway to excellence!

Thank you for giving the next generation a pathway to excellence!

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Glenn Hutt
Donor / Nevada

You’re inspiring the world!

Keep up the amazing work! You’re inspiring the world.

Hector Gutierrez
Donor / California

Keep rockin’ and Semper Fi!

As a Marine veteran and former band geek I thoroughly love everything you guys are doing. Seeing the kids shred through such great music is awesome! The fact that you

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David Morris
Donor / Ohio

OMF gives these kids the ability to follow their dreams!

OMF gives these kids the ability to follow their dreams and teaches them how. My hat is off to all of you! Keep rocking!

Alex Deville
Donor / Ohio

OMF is an awesome experience!

OMF is an awesome experience! I met other cool musicians, and got to experience what recording and producing a music video is like. Since doing projects with OMF, I’ve gotten

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Nate Tharp
Student / Colorado

High praise!

High praise for both the young artists and OMF for giving them the opportunity and guidance.

Jeffry Perkins
Donor / Australia

Be a part of their journey

I feel very fortunate to witness the progress students are able to achieve at OMF. It is very rewarding to be a part of their journey!

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Shawn Steele
Volunteer / Ohio

Great opportunities and experiences

I really enjoyed working with all the amazing young musicians from all over the USA.  I  think it’s great that OMF gives such great opportunities and experiences to young musicians.

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Hunter Hallberg
Student / Colorado

The O’Keefe Music Foundation helped me find myself

The O’Keefe Music Foundation helped me find myself. When I was 13 I was anxious and insecure, and had played the guitar for a bit as a hobby. But then,

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Jacob Boldman
Student / Ohio

An incredibly positive impact on my talents

OMF, my music teachers, and all the OMF musicians have had an incredibly positive impact on my talents as a drummer and entertainer.  To think that there’s 100’s of other

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Curtis Moss
Student / Ohio

I will always remember the experiences with O’Keefe Music Foundation

I feel honored to have played with such amazing musicians the last couple of years. OMF has provided so much opportunity for me and my love of music. As I

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Ethan Olzak
Student / Michigan

Professional-level music experience

The O’Keefe Foundation is a great way to introduce kids to a professional-level music experience. It gets young musicians playing with other young musicians which after all, is the most

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Joseph Mintz
Student / California

Seeing the joy and excitement these kids experience

The first time I experienced a recording session with the OMF crew I was blown away. I instantly knew I somehow wanted to help with what they were doing. They

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Shawn Hudgins
Volunteer / Texas

Part of such an amazing community

I worked with OMF a few years ago on a video and song and everyone a part of the organization made me feel like I was a part of such

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Erin Coburn
Student / Kentucky

Gain a passion for music that I’ll have for the rest of my life.

Through OMF I’ve had the ability to meet amazing people, participate in highly professional music performances and recordings and gain a passion for music that I’ll have for the rest

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AJ Allen
Student / Ohio

Can’t wait to see what the next few years will bring

I’ve continuously been impressed at how the O’Keefe Music Foundation has evolved over the years. With the visionary ideas of the OMF crew plus the talent, energy, and dedication to

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John Quinto
Volunteer / Ohio

Connect with tons of new musicians

OMF has helped me connect with tons of new musicians from all over that love the same music I do and given me new opportunities to play music.

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Jacob Wehn
Student / Pennsylvania

Helped set up the groundwork for the rest of my life

Discovering the O’Keefe Music Foundation helped set up the groundwork for the rest of my life. I wouldn’t be in Nashville right now if if wasn’t for OMF!

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Eli Dykstra
Student / Iowa

An opportunity to learn, love, and create music!

Thank you for giving these amazing, talented kids an opportunity to learn, love, and create music!

Tim Brosnan
Donor

Build my self-confidence

OMF offers kids of all ages opportunities that no other music program can.  As a student I started off my music career nervous and apprehensive.  The OMF team were able

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Anna Seuberling
Student / Ohio

OMF came to the rescue!

Cannot say enough about how much my child has learned at the O’Keefe Music Foundation. We greatly appreciate how they offer free lessons and help Hannah move ahead in her

Leah Blanton
Parent / Ohio

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