Our Story

The idea of starting a non-profit had been a dream of Tony’s for nearly a decade before we finally incorporated in 2017. From 2014-2017, Tony was performing at more and more children’s events; he even started booking kids concert series in many of the bigger cities around the MD, DC, and VA area. One day while driving home after a show in Northern Virginia, Tony started realized that downtown Martinsburg needed to have a children’s concert series in our town square too. But not only did we need a concert series, we needed more art programs and events for the community. Beth had been working with Tony on Tony M. Music and on one of their morning conversations, Tony and Beth started brainstorming - they imagined bigger than they thought they were ever capable of achieving, but we decided right then and there - we were going to do it. Even if it took a long time we would work to bring meaningful arts events, activities, and classes geared to kids and families to the Martinsburg, WV area. Now, it just needed a name.

Tony had been performing under the name, Tony M. Music for several years at this point so it made sense for name recognition in Martinsburg and Berkeley County to name the foundation, Tony M. Music and Arts Foundation. After the first Children’s Concert Series and seeing how much support we had from the community and how many businesses and other non-profits we partnered with, it was clear that we had started something very special for our community.

In our first 2 years of being incorporated, we started the Martinsburg Rocks! Kids Summer Concert Series, we organized and hosted the first Martinsburg Arts Festival in downtown Martinsburg, we piloted an after-school arts program in Eagle School Intermediate, and now we are opening an arts studio in downtown Martinsburg called, Studio at 123.

Our People


Tony -

Founder & Executive Director

Tony was born and raised in Martinsburg, WV. He is married and a father of three girls. He was an elementary school teacher for 11 years, but then decided to chase his passion of writing and performing music. Since 2003 he has been performing his original school programs to thousands of children.

Tony started this awesome non-profit.


Beth - Executive Director and Graphic Designer

Beth was raised in Martinsburg, WV and has been friends with Tony since they first met in first grade. Although she now lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, half her heart remains in West Virginia. She manages remotely from Hawaii, but is responsible for the graphic design and marketing efforts as well as the direction of TMMAAF.


Chrissy - Board Member and Teacher

Chrissy is a mother of four, a Berkeley County school teacher, and yoga instructor. She fell in love with yoga years ago - practicing yoga began as a physical practice, but soon turned into a way for her to ease stress and anxiety. She shares this love with children in the After School Arts program and has seen the positive impact it can have on students. She also started “Autumn’s Teacher” to build a children’s yoga community.

our COmmunity Partners

Monetary Donations

Modern Renovations

Minghini’s Contracting

Monster Decks

Spring Mills Wal-Mart

Robert Stevens-Veterans Home Team

Franklin Graves and Family

Martinsburg CVB

Provided discounted supplies

Guitar Center

Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts

Community Support

Martinsburg Rotary Club

Main Street Martinsburg

Martinsburg/Berkeley County Public Libraries

Sol Hollow Studios

Berkeley Pottery

Brix Restaurant