About Us

We introduce children to the world of music, one song and activity at a time!

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Our history

Founded initially as Learn Listen Play, Music Play Patrol (MPP) was launched in 2010 by Frank Coates. Frank started MPP out of a desire to provide high-quality music education to early education centers and schools without a full-time music program. Although the 2008 recession was technically over, many music and creative arts programs were being eliminated due to budget cuts. Unfortunately, one of the first items to be removed during a financial crisis is music and creative arts. MPP was founded based on one concept, that children, no matter where they come from or which school district they attend, should have access to a high-quality educational experience.

  • Provide Services to 300 Schools, Libraries and Camps Annually
  • Nationwide Virtual Learning Program
  • Impact Thousands of Lives Every Year

Mr. Frank,
Founder & CEO

Frank Coates has taught music in various educational environments and has over a decade of experience in education. He is a professional pianist and composer specializing in contemporary piano and     orchestration. Frank started his career in early education, serving as the Music Coordinator for Please Touch Museum in  Philadelphia. Frank has also served in leadership roles for the Boys & Girls Club of Allentown and Head Start of the Lehigh Valley. Frank attended     University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and University of Maryland Baltimore County and has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Master of Business Administration. He is married and is the proud father of two little ones.

 
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Group Of Elementary Age Schoolchildren In Music Class

Preschool program

  • Our preschool curriculum is based on National Association for Music Education standards
  • Students will learn about a variety of instruments and music from around the world
  • We offer in-person classes throughout the Philadelphia region
  • Virtual classes are available via Zoom or our streaming service, Virtual Play Patrol

School age program

  • Our K-8 curriculum is based on state and National Association for Music Education standards focusing on music appreciation, vocabulary, technology, and demonstration
  • We offer general music education as well as band and instrumental music programs (in-person)
  • We provide all of the instruments and materials for the general music program (in-person)
  • We offer in-person classes throughout the Philadelphia region
  • Virtual classes are available via Zoom or our streaming service, Virtual Play Patrol
An attentive little elementary age boy sits with his friends on the floor during an after school program.  He looks up as he listens to a sitting unrecognizable child care worker read a book.