Testimonials

A platform to prosper

Noel-Dannemiller-OMF-Testimonial

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. The staff’s dedication to having a platform for these kids to prosper is awesome and we look forward to every session with OMF.

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 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

Brian McConnell
Student / Age 16 / Ohio

In the clouds

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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 head around all of this!  My son and I are so giddy!  From his video being seen over 110k times in one day, to WEBN

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 of him and all those kids! It truly was an honor to be part of this OMF project. We look forward to future opportunities with

Kristi Mace
Parent / Nebraska

The literal time of his life

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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 literal time of his life. He is already wanting to practice more songs and is ready for the next one! Seriously, thank you so very

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 truly one-of-a-kind.  Where else can a kid get matched up with high level talent to do studio recording and professional video circulated to an established

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 make it into any videos. We’re so glad that we sent in a video of Sam blasting “Carry On Wayward Son” at his 5th grade

Jason Ruether
Parent / Missouri

Has loved every minute of it

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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 OMF project a year and a half ago and has loved every minute of it since then! She gets to do videos with kids from

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 local to Cincinnati, we have been so fortunate to participate in several OMF projects as they pop up. Everyone at OMF is insanely talented and

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.  Our son was able to be a part of a creative environment and form long lasting friendships with like-minded youth from across the country.  The

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 came across during our first ever video shoot was beyond amazing and so unbelievably nice and helpful. My child literally had an experience he has

Michael Dalhover
Parent / Kentucky

Most of all fun!

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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, organized, and most of all fun! With the staff’s enthusiasm and persistence the young musicians who worked and prepared for their performance were able to

Theresa Pellegrino
Parent / New York

Become a better, more versatile musician

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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 opportunities that it has afforded our son. Connor has performed in several videos and they have been the highlight of his musical career so far.

Matt Meintel
Parent / Ohio

Highly recommend

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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 is doing. They invite kids from all over the country to come out for a weekend and collaborate on a handful songs. Kids who have

Jason Wehn
Parent / Pennsylvania

Gives him experience and confidence

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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 experiences and confidence that will stay with him throughout his entire life. He wants to pursue music as a career and this experience will be

Abby Hanser
Parent / Ohio

Highest level of professionalism

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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 in the Cincinnati and Nashville areas, the experience has been amazing! It has been a great place for Aidan to network with other talented musicians

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 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

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 oriented atmosphere. The opportunity to work with other hard working, aspiring musicians his age on a professional recording and video has inspired our son to

Jeremy & Jennifer Bright
Parents / Missouri

Valued and supported

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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, we had no idea the opportunities that would be available to him. Not only has he become an incredible guitarist over the past 3 years,

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 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

Nick Peacock
Student / North Carolina

A great vision for future musicians!

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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 to watch kids come from all around who have never met and play together with such ease. OMF has a great vision for future musicians!

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 to be applauded.  Well done!!

John Drolet
Donor / Virginia

Can’t stop smiling!

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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!

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

Mary Ann Mazzarella
Donor / New York

Realize their potential

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

Patrick Larsen
Donor / Nevada

Meet other kindred spirits

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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 to pursue their dreams and passions in the music world and to meet other kindred spirits. Rock on!

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!

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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 to enjoy your interpretations of songs better, sometimes a lot better, than the originals.  Thank you for the joy and pleasure you bring by your

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.  What a unique experience available to anyone-we are so lucky to have been involved!

Jen & Tim McConnell
Parent / Ohio

We all share the same dream

Kaden-Karns-OMF-Testimonial

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

Kaden Karns
Student / Iowa

Unique opportunities

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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

Mackenzie Click
Student / Ohio

Exceeded our expectations

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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 of a band. The staff at OMF has also encouraged our daughter to participate and she is now inspired to learn to sing. In all

Tara & Steve Miller
Parents / Ohio

Confidence growing more and more

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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 the children is remarkable.  OMF has been such a positive experience for our son.  We know that his involvement with OMF will benefit him throughout

Greg Althammer
Parents / Ohio

Incredibly grateful

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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

Riley Finkle
Student / Pennsylvania

A dream come true

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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 taught in a fun and exciting way.  This resonates with the kids and inspires them to be motivated learners.  My son Seb can’t wait to

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

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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

Celeste Blandon
Student / Ohio

Connect with other musicians and make awesome music!

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

Tyler Halverson
Student / Iowa

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

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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 him to gain a unique perspective on music production as well as “star” in a video he can share with his “fans”!  It is an

Mike Laufersweiler
Parent / Ohio

OMF is the place to go without a doubt

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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 of 11 go from an interest in guitar to now at 17 composing his own music, performing in music videos and being absolutely obsessed with

Bill Sutherland
Parent / Ohio

A pathway to excellence!

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

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!

David-Morris-OMF-Testimonial

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 are here in Cincinnati makes it all the sweeter. Keep rockin’ and Semper Fi!

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!

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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!

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

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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!

Shawn Steele
Volunteer / Ohio

Great opportunities and experiences

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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.

Hunter Hallberg
Student / Colorado

The O’Keefe Music Foundation helped me find myself

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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

Jacob Boldman
Student / Ohio

An incredibly positive impact on my talents

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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

Curtis Moss
Student / Ohio

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

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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

Ethan Olzak
Student / Michigan

Professional-level music experience

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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.

Joseph Mintz
Student / California

Seeing the joy and excitement these kids experience

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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 were having so much fun and the kids talents were over the top. Fast forward 3.5 years and my body has been banged and bruised

Shawn Hudgins
Volunteer / Texas

Part of such an amazing community

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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.

Erin Coburn
Student / Kentucky

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

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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.

AJ Allen
Student / Ohio

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

John-Quinto-OMF-Testimonial

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 back it all up, I probably should not be surprised. They continue to master a fine balance between artistic creativity and detailed production execution. And

John Quinto
Volunteer / Ohio

Connect with tons of new musicians

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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.

Jacob Wehn
Student / Pennsylvania

Helped set up the groundwork for the rest of my life

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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!

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

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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

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 love of music! We struggled to keep Hannah in music school with the cost of everything now with COVID19 being an income issue.  But OMF

Leah Blanton
Parent / Ohio