Can music education serve as a vehicle to bring about a lasting difference in the lives of inner city youth?

What if the same daily musical coaching and high quality ensemble playing that is typically available only to the most achievement-oriented and affluent families were made available to the most underserved youth of Newark?

Our People

Our People

Jee-Hoon Krska (Founder) is a concert pianist with a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT.

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Our Plan

Our Plan

OUR MISSION: Keys 2 Success aims to improve the lives of Newark’s children through through unique rigorous keyboard ensemble-based music education that is both compelling to young students and supporting their social development.

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How You Can Help

How You Can Help

This year, our volunteers logged over 1500 hours in classroom teaching and donated over $20,000 in musical instruments. Join the movement and volunteer now!

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Press Release: Art Start Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 12, 2017   CONTACT:   JEE-HOON KRSKA (908) 883-0887 jeehoon@alum.mit.edu   CITY HALL CEREMONY HONORS NEWARK’S ARTS PROGRAMS   PIONEERING INNER-CITY CHILDREN’S MUSIC PROGRAM           AMONG THOSE RECOGNIZED; RECEIVES GRANT   JEE-HOON KRSKA, Founder and Music Director of Keys 2 Success, announced that, after only one year of operation, Keys 2

The El Sistema Story

For those wishing to learn more about the El Sistema-inspired programs, Tricia Tunstall’s Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music is the first major book to tell the story of El Sistema, the extraordinary children’s orchestra system that is fast becoming an international movement to transform the lives of children through