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.
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.