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May 29, 2020

Arts Education is Essential

Give A Note is proud to join more that 50 national arts organizations and companies in support of the unified statement Arts Education Is Essential. The creative and collaborative aspects of learning music is an essential part of keeping students engaged and connected during this challenging COVID-19 environment. Music educators are uniquely prepared to continue […]

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May 4, 2020

#GivingTuesdayNow Spotlight: Ben Thompson at Northeast Early College

Ben Thompson is a 2019 Give A Note Music Education Innovator Award recipient. This video features music created by his students as well as some of their testimonials about the program. Ben originally taught physics at Northeast Early College, an urban high school with a highly structured learning environment focused on rigorous academics, technology, and […]

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April 10, 2020

MEIA Grantee Uses Virtual Collaboration to Connect with Students

Give A Note is dedicated to supporting music educators, no matter the circumstances. We understand that teachers are learning quickly how to adapt their methods to keep their students engaged during this time. We have asked several of our Music Education Innovator Award (MEIA) recipients to share with us the resources they feel have been […]

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March 18, 2020

Taking Music Education Teaching Online

The way we understand Music Education in our public schools is rapidly changing. As more teachers move their lessons online, Give A Note wanted to respond and support as we know how: connecting an experienced educator to you all with a list of helpful resources to make this process a bit more manageable. We reached […]

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March 13, 2020

Meet the 2020 MEIA Recipients

Ashleigh Spatz Burgess-Peterson Academy | Atlanta, Georgia Composing for Community Composing for Community is an innovative elementary music project that focuses on the important and useful 21st century skill of composing digital music. 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students engage in composing digital music with three technology programs: Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music, Chrome Music […]

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February 12, 2020

Devon Gilfillian announced as Give A Note Ambassador

Devon Gilfillian joins us as an official Give A Note Artist Ambassador. Devon shares his positivity and talent with us in the video below. Devon’s live performance of “The Good Life”, a song off “Black Hole Rainbow” is played on a student-built guitar and amp. These products are the proud result of a student project […]

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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 14, 2020

2020 Music Education Innovator Award Semi-finalists

We had the pleasure of learning about over 100 innovative music programs happening in schools across the country. Our panelists had the difficult job of narrowing this number down to 32. So without further ado, here we recognize the following teachers who have moved on to the next round for consideration of the 2020 Give […]

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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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