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Santa Monica Music Center

Oral History interview: Access to Music Shouldn’t Be a Luxury

Lana Negrete grew up in her father’s music store and always had a passion for music and the arts, but she wasn’t sure if music retail was for her. Everything changed when she became a mom and saw the need for more robust school music programs. She wanted to ensure that all kids were given the same opportunity in music education and built a program to do so with Santa Monica Music Center. Lana’s commitment to the community has only grown over the years and the community in return have supported her and Santa Monica Music Center during some difficult and trying times.

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