Blog: music education

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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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March 22, 2021

Mind The Gap: Traditional and Non-Traditional Music Ed

Give A Note hosts weekly conversations about and in support of music education in our Music Education Matters club on the Clubhouse (iOS) app. People around the world join us to share their experiences and perspectives with music and music education. During one of these sessions, we met Jen Rafferty, a music educator and author of A Place in the Staff: Finding Your […]

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February 15, 2021

Celebrating African-American Music Educators

This famous photograph of the Colored Waif’s Home brass band features bandmaster Peter Davis in the front center seat, below Louis Armstrong (indicated by the faint arrow). from the Joe Mares Collection, Hogan Jazz Archive Give A Note celebrates African-American music educators who played an important role in the lives of some very talented musical […]

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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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