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April 1, 2021

How to get ESSER Funds for Your Music Program

Federal Funding IS Available for Music Education! What is ESSER? The Elementary and Secondary School Educational Relief Fund (ESSER) is funding appropriated by the federal government to address the impact of COVID-19 on education. Two rounds of funding were made available to K-12 schools – ESSER 1 ($13.2 billion) in March 2020 and ESSER 2 […]

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March 22, 2021

Mind The Gap: Traditional and Non-Traditional Music Ed

Give A Note hosts weekly conversations about and in support of music education in our Music Education Matters club on the Clubhouse (iOS) app. People around the world join us to share their experiences and perspectives with music and music education. During one of these sessions, we met Jen Rafferty, a music educator and author of A Place in the Staff: Finding Your […]

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February 15, 2021

Celebrating African-American Music Educators

This famous photograph of the Colored Waif’s Home brass band features bandmaster Peter Davis in the front center seat, below Louis Armstrong (indicated by the faint arrow). from the Joe Mares Collection, Hogan Jazz Archive Give A Note celebrates African-American music educators who played an important role in the lives of some very talented musical […]

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January 19, 2021

Southeastern Performance Apparel partners with Give A Note to support music education with the VOICE MASK™

A portion of every VOICE MASK™ purchase will be donated to Give A Note Foundation, supporting the Let’s Play Music Fund. Give A Note is committed to helping music educators have accessible and affordable options for music-specific safety equipment, allowing students to continue making music and performing together. The new VOICE MASK by Southeastern Performance Apparel is an affordable solution for K-12 […]

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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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