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June 27, 2022

Part 2 – Women and Girls in Music Production

By KELLEY KING and EMILY FALVEY This is part 2 of a 2-part series on the topic of music production education in schools. This is part 2 of a two-part series on the topic of music production education in schools. In part 1, we explored the rationale and recommendations for bringing music production education into […]

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April 25, 2022

Artist Ambassador Feature: Jeff Coffin

Jeff Coffin is a Give A Note Artist Ambassador. During a presentation at John Overton High School in Nashville, TN in March 2020, Jeff said, “Music education strengthens community, music education brings students together, music education provides a safe place for self-expression, music education promotes complex problem solving, music education encourages students to create, music […]

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March 24, 2022

Artist Ambassador Feature: Ruby Amanfu

Give A Note is committed to supporting educators who excel with their students – educators who guide students to use their voice through music to find place and belonging in this world. Music educators are tasked to identify how their students’ unique abilities can add value to the music community. Mostly that means encouraging their […]

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March 1, 2022

Nina Simone’s Early Champion

Nina Simone (b. Eunice Kathleen Waymon; 1933) is most well known for her contributions to jazz, her activist efforts, and her courage to channel her protests into song, giving voice to many Black Americans during the Civil Rights Movement. Her path to success and the influence she had later in life would not have been […]

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February 7, 2022

Artist Ambassador Feature: Brandy Zdan

I can remember my elementary music school teacher, Mrs. Lohr, so clearly. She picked up on my excitement, talent and how much I loved to sing. She gave me an opportunity to sing a special descant part in the choir. I must’ve only been in 4th grade. That led to more choir, singing lessons, piano […]

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January 18, 2022

Why STEAM Matters

STEM to STEAM: The “A” stands for “The Arts” By Laurie Orth If the last several years and this pandemic have taught me anything, it is that things change. Not surprisingly, my concept of teaching music has also changed. I used to be content in my own little music silo, teaching general music and chorus. […]

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December 20, 2021

The New Beat in Atlanta Public Schools

Five (5) Atlanta Public Benjamin Mays Cluster Elementary schools are marching to a new beat, thanks our partnership with Huber Engineered Materials. The $16,500 donation enables over 150 students to find their rhythm with top-notch percussion equipment as they launch into a new world of music in their schools. Give A Note was honored that […]

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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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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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