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September 21, 2021

Why is Music Essential to Arts Education?

by Beth Slusher, CEO, Give A Note Foundation Music education advocates know that student participation in music learning statistically improves academic performance, enhances cognitive development, and improves literacy and math skills by as much as 20%. So WHY do arts advocates have to continually fight for funding and validation to support the importance of music in […]

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August 31, 2021

Fun, Effective Music Education is Easy to Achieve

Music is a powerful tool in learning, and Give A Note believes every student should have the opportunity to learn music in school. Keys and Kingdoms offers new and exciting ways for students to unlock the magic of music through gaming technology. “Learning and playing music through gaming with Keys & Kingdoms is such a creative and engaging […]

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August 3, 2021

Are You Kidding Socks x Jeff Coffin for Give A Note

Give A Note Foundation believes music is the right of every student, and I couldn’t agree with that more. – Jeff Coffin, Saxophonist   #StepInToMusic and support kids learning music Every child deserves the opportunity to experience learning music in school and we’ve teamed up with the kids at Are You Kidding Socks to offer a […]

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July 9, 2021

Not Your Typical Professional Development

Practicing Musician’s Symposium Join us for the most immersive educational professional development July 22 | 11 AM – 5 PM (EST) For Concert Band and Orchestra Teachers Learn how to enrich your instrumental music program with our free, individualized online learning method for concert band and orchestra programs, whether you are teaching in person or […]

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June 1, 2021

Keeping Music Education Alive during COVID

Give A Note and our partners at the National Educational Music Company (“NEMC”) knew we had to help teachers and students continue to make music during this nationwide challenge. We’re so grateful to have them as our partners for our Let’s Play Music Fund! NEMC is a leading national provider of band and orchestra instruments for […]

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May 20, 2021

Combining A Love of Music with the Business of Music

Music marketing, promotion, technology, law and business classes introduce students who love music to a diverse field of career opportunities in the music industry. Give A Note recognized music educator, Dr. Warren Mize as one of our first Music Education Innovators Award recipients in 2018 for his successful music biz program at East Central High School (ECHS) in […]

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May 13, 2021

“What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye’s Anthem for the Ages” featuring Give A Note Artist Ambassador Devon Gilfillian

Last night we had the pleasure of hosting Give A Note Artist Ambassador, Devon Gilfillian, in a Clubhouse discussion about the impact of Black American music in our lives and art, moderated by Jeff Coffin. Along with Cremaine Booker, Emmanuel Echem, Jovan Quallo, Raymond James Mason, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, and other incredible musicians, Devon shared […]

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April 28, 2021

Give A Note Welcomes Writers Room U as a Corporate Ambassador

We are thrilled to welcome our newest Corporate Ambassador, Writers Room U, as proud supporters of music education. Writer’s Room U is an all access pass to the Nashville songwriting scene that connects professional songwriters with K-12 schools and programs across the country to teach students about the music industry, music production, and songwriting craft. […]

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