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RCSME's Scholarship Fundraiser a HUGE SUCCESS! 

We’ve said it before and we will say it again-we are so unbelievably blessed with our community! Our first Spaghetti Dinner scholarship fundraiser as the Donnie Marginson Music Foundation was a smashing success! Many thanks to everyone who came out to support our cause AND our students through raffles, ticket sales, and donations-we couldn’t do it without YOU! We are amazed by our community everytime we do an event.


We’d like to thank Elise Sanfilippo for being a phenomenal teacher and such a supportive role model for all of her students, our voice students who blew the roof off of Market Street Pub the band Fools Gold for donating their time & rocking the house, Missy Labonte for always lending a helping hand, and last, but NEVER least the amazing ladies at MSP! The Davock sisters are always there supporting everybody in the East Bay community and it never goes unnoticed. We are immensely grateful that y’all believe in us and our cause!


If you would like to donate to The Donnie Marginson Music Foundation, please click on the link below:

RCSME Welcomes Kermin Liu, Piano, Guitar, Bass & Ukulele Teacher

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Kermin Liu’s musical training began with piano lessons starting at age 5 and continued, without interruption, until he began college.  He studied extensively under URI professor of music Dr. Donald Rankin.  Kermin played piano for his high school chorus and completed many music workshops, classes, and camps at URI.  


Click here to reach Kermin's full bio.

RCSOME Launches "The Donnie Marginson Music Foundation"  Student Music Scholarship Fund

The RCSOME’s scholarship name has changed, but our mission is still the same! The Donnie Marginson Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation created to help foster artistic and musical self-expression for students by awarding scholarships for music lessons and instrument expenses for kids and young adults.


The Donnie Marginson Music Foundation was established by Rob and Sara Coyne to honor her late father, who passed away in the fall of 2007. Donnie’s passion for music was known by anyone who had ever watched him play the drums over the many years of his musical journey. The family wanted to create a scholarship to keep his memory and love of music alive by encouraging kids to pursue their passion for music. Please give our new page a ‘like’ and share to help us on our latest adventure.

We have endless gratitude to Neverland Children’s Theatre for allowing our scholarship fund to thrive under their non-profit foundation over the last five years. BIG THANK YOU to our RCSOME families and community for always supporting and helping us to pay it forward! We are here because of YOU!  If you would like to make a donation, please click on the link below.

RCSOME's Winter Recital 2022 Was a Huge Success

RCSOME WINTER RECITAL 2022 is in the books! Huge THANK YOU to everyone involved in making this our BIGGEST recital to date. Between both evenings our 60 performers dazzled over 340 in attendance with their talent and courage. We were able to give away SIX monthly tuitions as well as an electric drum kit to our scholarship winners from our newly established nonprofit, Donnie Marginson Music Foundation.


There is nothing quite like our community who helped us raise over $400 to put back into our scholarship fund and donated 285 pounds of food for St. Mary of the Bay food pantry. We have infinite amounts of gratitude for every dollar and canned goods donated to these causes. We are here because of the overwhelming support we receive from our teachers, students, and families so THANK YOU again for making this such a rocking weekend!

RCSME Hosts Vocal Showcase @ Warren House of Pizza

Huge shoutout to Elise Camara Sanfilippo and Warren House of Pizza for creating the opportunity for her vocal students to showcase their talent! We are so proud of the growth and courage that each RCSOME performer displayed and we can't wait for the next one in the New Year!

Thank you!

A huge thank you to all who attended our 5 Year Anniversary Celebration at Market Street Pub! It's been an amazing journey, starting our music school with 12 students and growing throughout the years to 150 students! We couldn't do it without the support of our wonderful community, teachers and students.