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. The staff’s dedication to having a platform for these kids to prosper is awesome and we look forward to every session with OMF.
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… anything else I have ever done. Read more “Unlike anything else”
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 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… playing it on the radio yesterday, to Pantera sharing it on their facebook, to Billboard and many others singing the praises of these kids….I’m just in disbelief lol 🙂 You have a gift and do an amazing job with these kids, bringing out their best! Our heads are definitely in the clouds right now! Read more “In the clouds”
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… the O’Keefe Music Foundation. Thank you for all your hard work and all you do on behalf of young musicians! Read more “WOW!! doesn’t begin to describe”
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 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… much. Read more “The literal time of his life”
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… subscriber base at no cost? The experience of working with OMF was fantastic and the camaraderie with the other great kids will fuel my daughter’s enthusiasm for music for a long time to come. Read more “Truly one-of-a-kind”
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… talent show. We live in a small town about an hour west of St. Louis. There aren’t a lot of opportunities for young musicians in our area to showcase their talents. Young athletes get to play in front of a crowd every week, but young musicians seldom get the chance to. The O’Keefe Music Foundation gives these kids the opportunity to work with other talented musicians from all over the country. Together, they get to do what they love while being supported by a fantastic organization that creates amazing videos that all parties can be proud of. The experience has certainly helped Sam make friends, gain confidence, and foster his love for music. We are so thankful for OMF! Read more “Foster his love for music”
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 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… all over the United States. The friends she has made and mentors she has had, are incredible, unlike anything else. She is living her best life, at the young age of 9, doing what she loves. We are blessed to be part of such a great program that allows kids to shine and do what they love, musically. We love to see the talent, camaraderie, and happiness in all of these kids, while working together during OMF projects. Keep up the great work OMF and thank you for doing so much for our daughter and all the other kids. Read more “Has loved every minute of it”
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… very giving of their time, including the extraordinary kids that come from all over the U.S. to participate. The kids (and adults) always have a blast, and the finished videos are always beautifully done. It really is an experience unlike any other, and this family honestly loves OMF! Read more “An experience unlike any other”
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… OMF experience is priceless! Read more “The OMF experience is priceless”
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… always wanted and I cannot wait until I can allow him to have another one. I just want to say thank you to every single person who gave up their time and money to allow my child to have this experience! Read more “The experience he has always dreamed of”
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, 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… see all that hard work result in a successful day of making music. These kids from all over the US came together to play and record in an environment that celebrated their passions. Every musician on set was polite, kind, and friendly. Every parent was involved, positive, and helpful. We got to witness our children, coming together with a group of like minded peers, who had an appreciation for one another’s talents, result in some very impressive performances. Read more “Most of all fun!”
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 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.… The recordings and videos have motivated and helped him become a better, more versatile musician. Read more “Become a better, more versatile musician”
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… never met each other before but have 1 common bond. Making music! They are very talented kids from the ages of 5 to 18, coming together to do what they love. And the staff that OMF puts together is top notch! Using high end video and audio gear, they are able to record the kids in a short amount of time and keep a very hectic schedule on time. My son has participated twice now and is looking forward to doing it again. I highly recommend it for any young musicians out there. You won’t regret it! Read more “Highly recommend”
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 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… extremely beneficial to him as he reaches adulthood, no matter what he chooses as a career path. Read more “Gives him experience and confidence”
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 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… while gaining valuable experience in writing, recording, and performing. We are very appreciative of the hard work the staff puts into every project with the highest level of professionalism! We look forward to see what the future has to hold for OMF! Read more “Highest level of professionalism”
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!”
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… push himself to new levels in percussion and has taught him that hard work and many hours of practice do pay off. We feel extremely lucky to have crossed paths with the O’Keefe Music Foundation and once again are in gratitude to all of the volunteers and donors that make this remarkable organization possible. Read more “Inspired our son”
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, 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,… he has been involved in some amazing recording projects which most guitar students will never get to experience. The instruction he receives is top notch and he has been shown that his efforts are valued and supported by the staff at OMF. He loves being involved in the recording projects and they push him to work even harder at improving his skills. Thank you OMF! Read more “Valued and supported”
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… to be a part of it again!!! Read more “Meeting musicians from all over the U.S.”
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 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!
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!!
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!
Music come to life!
OMF offers kids a chance to let their love of music come to life!
Realize their potential
Thank you for helping young musicians to develop and realize their potential 🤘🎸🎶
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 to pursue their dreams and passions in the music world and to meet other kindred spirits. Rock on!
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.
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!
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… excellent work. Both the dedicated, clever young artists and the grown-ups that dedicate time and effort to creating these masterpieces. I am in awe! Read more “In Awe!”
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!
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. 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”
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”
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 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… of these great experiences, we have been surrounded by a great crew that makes it fun for kids of all ages. We are grateful for their dedication to the kids and good music! Read more “Exceeded our expectations”
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 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… his life. We have noticed his level of confidence growing more and more with each new experience and are excited to see what the future holds for him and OMF. Read more “Confidence growing more and more”
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”
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 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… come back to OMF and record more songs!!!! Read more “A dream come true”
Have fun and make friends!
OMF provides opportunities to be creative, have fun and make friends!
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 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”
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!
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 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… experience that you can’t get just anywhere, and we are lucky to have it in our backyard. He is looking forward to doing more projects with OMF. Read more “It is an experience that you can’t get just anywhere”
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 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… playing guitar. I truly feel his natural musical talent would not have been tapped if not for the efforts of the outstanding crew at OMF. Read more “OMF is the place to go without a doubt”
A pathway to excellence!
Thank you for giving the next generation a pathway to excellence!
You’re inspiring the world!
Keep up the amazing work! You’re inspiring the world.
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 are here in Cincinnati makes it all the sweeter. Keep rockin’ and Semper Fi!
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!
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 recognized as that drummer from the OMF videos!
High praise for both the young artists and OMF for giving them the opportunity and guidance.
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!
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. The whole experience is possible because of all of the awesome volunteers and supporters.
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, 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”
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 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”
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 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”
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 important aspect of music.
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 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… along with this team on more videos than I can count. Some of the hardest and most demanding filming jobs I have ever tackled, but seeing the joy and excitement these kids experience gives you the energy you need to push through. And hey, I wouldn’t have a pair of safety goggles in my video gear case if it wasn’t for OMF! Read more “Seeing the joy and excitement these kids experience”
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 an amazing community. It’s a collection of so many talented and vibrant people with big visions.
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 of my life.
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 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… the best part of it is, I think they are just getting started! Bigger things are in the works to broaden their accessibility to a wider audience of students. Can’t wait to see what the next few years will bring to this amazing program. Read more “Can’t wait to see what the next few years will bring”
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.
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!
An opportunity to learn, love, and create music!
Thank you for giving these amazing, talented kids an opportunity to learn, love, and create music!
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 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 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… came to the rescue! The foundation is taking all the precautions and has helped us during this difficult time so she didn’t have her singing lessons interrupted. In addition, Hannah has been participating in singing and recording vinyl records with the studio! 2020 has been rough but my child still being able to enjoy music has helped tremendously. Very grateful! Read more “OMF came to the rescue!”