Learning A Music Should Not Be Just A Dream ........
A Message from the Executive Director of Music Matters

              Music has always been a part of my life.  My parents were the ones who made it possible for me to be a musician, a music teacher.  They were not professional musicians. My mom was a kindergarten teacher and has taught me how to sing songs. My dad was a pilot; he likes to listen to different type of music, and always filled our house with music that he'd play on the turntable.  Both my parents were very encouraging and supportive of my early training.  I felt privileged to be able to take piano lessons and attend a music conservatory at a young age. However, it was not an easy journey for me in the pursuit of my music education. When I was 12 years old, there was a global economic collapse, and many people in my hometown, including my father, lost their jobs.  We had to sell our home, car and my upright Yamaha piano. My family struggled to make ends meet, but my parents still did their best, and sacrificed a lot, to provide me the music education that allow me to get accepted into a university in Music Performance and eventually get my degrees in music.  At that time, I always feel learning music should not just few people's privilege, and it should be more accessible and more enjoyable. Music education is supposed to be about caring, nurturing, developing minds and talent.  Each one has remarkable gifts and abilities. And each one deserves a chance to show the world what he or she can do with the music. That's why we're forming Music Matters Foundation. We hope to bring people's attention to the music education and to cultivate a music arts community.  -------- Lillian Yang, 20 yrs Musician and Educator and currently maintains an independent music studio for students of all ages and abilities in Bellevue WA. 


  • To help children achieve their dreams in music learning

  • To offer learning resources in music to low-income students

  • To develop affordable, sustainable music programs to our community and local schools.

  • To devote a structured music education to our community and local schools. 

  • To provide scholarships to students who dedicated to their learning in music

  • To nurture public appreciation of music and to promote the joy of music

  • To build students self-confidence by providing opportunities for public performances.

  • To support local musicians 

  • To support local charities


“We believe that participating in music can and does have a positive effect on people's lives”