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When we hear and play music, many functions of the brain are used simultaneously including hearing, memory, learning, motor control, emotional response and creativity. Scientific studies have shown over and over again that young people who have the opportunity to play a musical instrument benefit in many ways.

According to research compiled by The National Association for Music Education the benefits of playing music include greater chances for:

  • Success in school
  • Success in society
  • Success in developing intelligence
  • Success in life

Help Music For Lifelong Achievement give kids the gift of music!


Click here for information about donating to MFLA.


If you’re interested in starting a Music For Lifelong Achievement Chapter in your community, click on the following links for more information.

How to Start a Chapter

Click here to read helpful information about how to go about starting a MFLA chapter.

MFLA Chapter Guidelines

Click here for background information about chapter policies and requirements.

MFLA Chapter Agreement

Click here for the official chapter agreement that should be signed and mailed to MFLA headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.

E-mail MFLA Coordinator Conner Pearson at She will contact you to answer any questions you may have and provide additional information.

Music For Lifelong Achievement
Sheldon Concert Hall
3648 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

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Contribute a musical instrument or much-needed funds for instrument repair and necessary accessories.

Teachers – find out what instruments are available and how your school can obtain instruments for your students.

Find out how to join a chapter in your community -- or start a MFLA chapter if there isn't one in your area.