Blog: music education

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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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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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July 9, 2021

Not Your Typical Professional Development

Practicing Musician’s Symposium Join us for the most immersive educational professional development July 22 | 11 AM – 5 PM (EST) For Concert Band and Orchestra Teachers Learn how to enrich your instrumental music program with our free, individualized online learning method for concert band and orchestra programs, whether you are teaching in person or […]

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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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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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April 28, 2021

Give A Note Welcomes Writers Room U as a Corporate Ambassador

We are thrilled to welcome our newest Corporate Ambassador, Writers Room U, as proud supporters of music education. Writer’s Room U is an all access pass to the Nashville songwriting scene that connects professional songwriters with K-12 schools and programs across the country to teach students about the music industry, music production, and songwriting craft. […]

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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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