Dendy Jarrett


Dendy credits the music educator for shaping his life! He’s a 35-year music industry veteran having spent the last 10 years in the music non-profit space with a major instrument company. He is well-known and widely recognized for his passion for music education and his crusade to bring the opportunity to learn music to every school in the United States. Dendy’s been a professional drummer, as well as worked from almost every facet of the music industry from retail, wholesale, and manufacturing. This gives him a unique insight into out of the box opportunities to advance the music education cause. Dendy serves on multiple music education non-profits and advisory boards. He loves music of all genres and has never pigeon-holed his music pallete. Dendy studied Music Performance at the University of South Carolina. When he is not deeply involved in his CEO role, you may find him spending time with his family in their Airstream travel trailer.


Beth Rivar Slusher


Beth is a passionate voice in advancing the cause for equitable access to music education for all children. A former business owner and entrepreneur in the school music performance apparel industry, Beth continues to champion support for music educators as COO for Give A Note Foundation. Her commitment and dedication to enhance and expand music education opportunities through Give A Note began as one of the founding board members in 2012, serving as Board Chair & President from 2014 – 2018. Music has long played a key role in her life. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in vocal and instrumental music performance from Ball State University and was honored by her alma mater as an Outstanding Young Alumnus Award winner in 1994. An avid concert goer, Beth appreciates all music genres and enjoys traveling, hiking and biking with her family.


Juliana Lee

Music Educator Advocate

As an Music Educator Advocate at Give A Note Foundation, Juliana collaborates with education and community leaders to champion initiatives and promote the importance of music education in schools. Juliana leverages her extensive experience in nonprofit leadership to empower educators and students alike. A GRAMMY NEXT alum, Juliana is active in entertainment industry professional organizations including SOURCE, Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID), and The Other Nashville Society (TONS). Juliana received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.