Our Results

Our Results

While we provide our children with world-class music education, El Sistema Oklahoma is about more than music. We believe musicianship is a powerful tool to help children grow as responsible citizens and community members. The lessons of El Sistema Oklahoma extend beyond the practice room and into the real world.

Our research highlights indicate that El Sistema Oklahoma’s programming has had a meaningful and profound impact on the daily lives of the children, their families, their schools, and the community at large.

  • 97% of parents/guardians indicate that El Sistema Oklahoma has made a positive impact on their child and their family.
  • 98% of parents/guardians indicate that their child(ren) has/have increased confidence in his/her ability to be successful in any endeavor since starting at El Sistema Oklahoma.
  • 94% of parents/guardians indicate that El Sistema Oklahoma has helped their child be successful at school.
  • 98% of parents/guardians indicate that El Sistema Oklahoma has helped their child be successful in aspects of life other than school.
  • 85% of children indicate that they believe they are doing better in school since starting at El Sistema Oklahoma.
  • 87% of children indicate that they feel happier or less stressed since coming to El Sistema Oklahoma.
  • 83% of school partners indicate that El Sistema Oklahoma has made a positive difference for the students in their class/school.
  •  87% of school partners would like more of their students to be able to participate in El Sistema Oklahoma.

To read the final report, simply click here: ESO Research Report 9_14_15

“I have seen withdrawn students blossom into active participants in class.  All of my El Sistema kids build more confidence through your program which helps them in the academic setting” (Classroom teacher 19). 

More than half of the children reported that if they did not have the opportunity to come to El Sistema Oklahoma, they would be at home alone or were unsure of what they would be doing.

“I try to explain El Sistema to people and until they come see it, they don’t understand the scope of what I mean.  This should be everywhere!  It gives kids a great opportunity, where otherwise, they would have none at all.  I only hope you guys truly realize the impact you are having on those kids for the rest of their lives.”  (Parent 110)