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January 24, 2020

Cassadee Pope Reflects on the Value of Music Education In Her Life

We were delighted to have GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter Cassadee Pope join us in Nashville, TN last month at an event to promote the benefits of music education in our schools. “I think music should be available to every young person because those are such impressionable years and influential years.” Give A Note is grateful for […]

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January 2, 2020

Interview with Roxy Coss

Give A Note board member Renier Fee sat down with Roxy Coss, Musician, Composer, Bandleader, Recording Artist, Educator and Activist. They talk about her path as a musician and how she evolved into an activist and powerhouse for women and non-binary people in Jazz. Give A Note Foundation (GAN) and I are excited to have […]

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December 9, 2019

Interview with Dr. Tim Allshouse

Give A Note board member Renier Fee sat down with Dr. Tim Allshouse for a chat about his programs, goals, and how the community can be involved. We’re grateful for music educators like Dr. Allhouse who provide incredible opportunities for their students through music. Hi Tim! Welcome to the Give A Note Foundation blog. For […]

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September 28, 2019

Tiffany Naiman, PhD, speaks to the power of music

“There are very few things in the world that teach you about community building and how to relate to other people in the way that music does and I think that within education in K-12 it is really important, and in higher education, but I think doing it at a younger age is so so […]

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May 4, 2018

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Mariachi Music

It that time of year! It is Cinco de Mayo (5th of May). I would like to share how I celebrate this holiday in my music classroom. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate Mexican music, Mexican food, and Mexican cultural arts. On television, we see many products such as […]

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February 5, 2018

Make Every Penny Count

  Goal-Setting and School Grants Give a Note board member Renier Fee connected with the Music & Arts 2017 Music Educator of the Year, Christine Cumberledge of Central Junior High School, Hurst, TX, to discuss goal-setting and school grants. As a music education veteran for 21 years, she knows how to make every penny count. […]

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January 17, 2018

Strumming New Guitars in Tar River, North Carolina

Last year Give A Note Foundation presented a grant to Tar River Elementary School in Tar River, North Carolina. Music educator Angela Mangum shared the impact of that grant with us recently. How has the Give a Note grant made an impact on your program? “Having the [Music In Our Schools] Tour come to Tar […]

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December 25, 2017

You Must Be Present to Win

  Segue 61: You Must Be Present to Win When Damon Atkins walked into my office on the campus of Catawba College in December, 2015, the words he spoke left me speechless, a foreign state for me. “Whatever you tell me to do next, I’m going to do. I think I want to quit school […]

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