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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 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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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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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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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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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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