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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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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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November 21, 2019

Music Education Innovator Award recipients present at NAfME National Conference

Our most recent nine Music Education Innovator Award recipients presented during the National NAfME Conference in Orlando, Florida, a couple weeks ago. The TED style talks focused on their innovative programs and how similar models could be replicated in music classrooms around the country. Here’s a quick glimpse into their award winning programs! Dr. Andrew […]

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November 13, 2019

Student Feature: Haydee Vazquez

Give A Note recently hosted a donor event in Los Angeles and had the pleasure of meeting Haydee Vazquez, a senior at Ramona High School in Riverside, CA. Give A Note invested in Mariachi Dinastia de Ramona during our first round of the Music Education Innovator Award, granting Director Brian Gallagher funds to add instruments […]

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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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December 11, 2018

GIVE A NOTE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FALL 2018 MUSIC EDUCATION INNOVATOR AWARD

Winning Strategies for Music Ed…  GIVE A NOTE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FIVE WINNERS OF FALL 2018 MUSIC EDUCATION INNOVATOR AWARD Strategic Partner CMA Foundation Supports Grants for Winners, Who Reflect Diversity in Music and Related Specialties from Around the Country   Nashville TN, December 10, 2018 – Give A Note Foundation (GAN) is pleased to announce […]

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