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 being a part of their program. OMF helped me to find my voice and to gain the confidence to put not only my art, but… myself out there. This foundation holds a special place in my heart as do all of the wonderful and talented people involved! Read more “OMF helped me to find my voice and to gain the confidence”
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 an amazing community. It’s a collection of so many talented and vibrant people with big visions.
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 recognized as that drummer from the OMF videos!
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 else and get this kind of experience and have this much fun. It was also nice meeting musicians from all over the U.S. I hope… to be a part of it again!!! Read more “Meeting musicians from all over the U.S.”
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!
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 of my life.
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. My piano instruction through OMF was great and obviously necessary for me to become a better musician, but the work that OMF does with the… students recording is unique in many ways, and I believe that has offered me a good glimpse into what life may be like in the future as a professional musician. Read more “Unique opportunities”
The OMF program has been an amazing experience to connect with other musicians and make awesome music!
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 music as I am. The opportunities this program has presented to me and the growth it has stoked in me as a musician is unlike… anything else I have ever done. Read more “Unlike anything else”
OMF provides opportunities to be creative, have fun and make friends!
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 in a music video with thousands of views! During the experience, the team always made sure I felt comfortable and cheered me on. I’m incredibly… grateful to be a part of the OMF program! Read more “Incredibly grateful”
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. The whole experience is possible because of all of the awesome volunteers and supporters.
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 look to take the next steps as a musician and as an artist, I will always remember the experiences with O’Keefe Music Foundation and the… positive impact they’ve had on me. Read more “I will always remember the experiences with O’Keefe Music Foundation”
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 to build my self-confidence and help me showcase my talents along the way. For anyone interested in joining OMF, I would highly encourage you to… do so. You won’t regret it! Read more “Build my self-confidence”
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.
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 different states? Getting to be a part of the video productions and performing with the band has taught me a lot. I hope to have… the opportunity to be a part of OMF for many years to come. Read more “Awesome!”
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, OMF gave me a glimpse of what a real working musician does and I was absolutely hooked. 7 years later, I have recorded in professional… studios for my own music, work as a teacher at the Lebanon Music Academy, and have gone on tours with my band consisting of members I have met through the program. Thanks to OMF I have the courage to pursue all of these things and my life has changed for the better! Read more “The O’Keefe Music Foundation helped me find myself”
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 young musicians that can also get the opportunity to be a Rockstar is beyond awesome. All of my current success in bands I have joined… can largely be attributed to OMF/ Keep headbanging and keep inspiring the next generation to have fun playing music! Read more “An incredibly positive impact on my talents”
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. My absolute favorite part of OMF is being around extremely talented musicians who are my age and younger and there is an instant bond that… forms because we all share the same dream and we are all there following that dream together. Read more “We all share the same dream”
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 important aspect of music.