Originally founded 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 eliminated during a time of 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.
Frank Coates, Founder & CEO
Frank Coates has taught music in a variety of 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 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 a two little ones.
Music Play Patrol works with early education programs and schools to provide onsite music education services. We work with every client to develop a curriculum that is designed for your school or early education program.
Preschool & Summer Program Testimonial
"Learn Listen Play has been the most engaging, education, and entertaining music program that we have had in our program in a number of years. We are very pleased with the flexibility and diversity of the programs offered."
Preschool Program Testimonial
"I feel that my decision to have Mr. Francis from Learn Listen Play to come to our center weekly for a music program was one of my best decisions for our program. It is amazing that in just a few weeks the children are beginning to understand the terms tempo and solo."
K-8 Program Testimonial
"Learn Listen Play provides stimulating and engaging music opportunities for our students at CAI Learning Academy. Mr. Frank incorporates various instruments into his instruction which excites students and encourages their active participation.."