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December 15, 2020

Champions Among Us

We are incredibly grateful for this very special group of generous partners who share our vision that every child should have equal opportunity to discover the joy of learning music in school. It’s been an interesting year, and music education has been challenged in ways none of us ever imagined. Yet, champions are among us and great things have […]

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December 2, 2020

Capturing Content: Pro Tips from a Music Teacher

by Dr. Andrew Edwards Instructional Coordinator for Fine Arts at Peachtree Ridge High School and Lead Teacher for Music Technology for Gwinnett County Public Schools Unless otherwise noted, all images posted below are courtesy of Dr. Edwards. From the first moment that you stepped into a college music classroom you began to seriously study the […]

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November 19, 2020

Music Educator Organizations Unite So Nashville Public Schools Can Strike Up the Band

Give A Note’s Let’s Play Music Fund Enlists Support from *Save The Music, *SongFarm, *Gibson Gives, and *Music Makes Us Delivering Specially Designed PPE to Let the School Bands Play On – Safely Nashville, October 27, 2020 – Give A Note Foundation (GAN), which provides support for K-12 public school music education programs nationwide, has […]

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November 9, 2020

Let’s Play Music Fund update from Lake Worth HS

Dr. Tiffany Cox, Give A Note MEIA Grantee and Lake Worth High School Band Director, recently received her student’s shipment of Instrument Masks and bell covers through the Let’s Play Music Fund. Check out how it’s brought the band back together and show your support for more band programs in need by donating today!

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October 27, 2020

Unlock your musical power with Keys & Kingdoms

Give A Note Foundation announces a new partnership with Meloquest’s Keys and Kingdoms – an epic adventure game that makes piano learning seamless and fun. Teachers get access to the game to use with their students for FREE simply by clicking the “Request Access Code” button, and filling out the form linked below.

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October 21, 2020

Featured projects from Shea Middle

As our world adjusted to the circumstances that limited our in-person social interactions, educators were thrown into a whirlwind of revamping their teaching methods to ensure their students could continue to learn. We sought ways to feel grounded, found security in the small things that assured us the world was still turning. We canceled flights, […]

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October 13, 2020

Understanding the Audio Signal Chain

Written by guest contributor J. Bleese The audio signal chain refers to the path of an electric audio signal. Knowing how this chain works is useful for any student, teacher, or anyone involved in learning or teaching music. Apart from mastering recordings or setting up live performances, you can also use this knowledge in troubleshooting […]

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September 28, 2020

Fundraising for Your District + Give A Note with Practicing Musician

Give A Note is excited to partner with Practicing Musician in support of our mission to bring awareness to the importance of music education and to nurture, grow, and strengthen music education opportunities — for every student, every school, and every community. Your students will rent instruments this school year so they can participate in […]

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August 17, 2020

What Music Programs Need From Parents Right Now

by Stacey Swanson, Give A Note Board Member When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I […]

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June 30, 2020

Learn how to make a Mbira with K. Michelle Lewis

Our friends at the CMA Foundation brought together artists and music teachers to bring some fun music learning to all of us at home this summer and invited our 2018 MEIA grantee, K. Michelle Lewis, to teach us how to make the Mbira instrument using items we can find in our house: wooden dowels (or […]

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