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December 11, 2017

From the Rehearsal Room to the Retail Floor

How Piano Led to a Passion for Music Retail   Music has been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember. My father started teaching me to play the piano when I was 4 1/2 years old, and seeing my immediate interest and love for the instrument, he enrolled me […]

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December 4, 2017

Celebrate Day of the Dead with the New Disney●Pixar Movie ‘Coco’!

The new Disney●Pixar film Coco offers educators a chance to introduce Mexican culture and Mexican music into their classrooms and engage students with the film as well. The movie’s central theme is the “Day of the Dead” (Dia de Los Muertos) which is a traditional celebration in Mexico and now has become very popular in the […]

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November 20, 2017

Finding the Sweet Spot

  Walking in to Tony Cosby’s advanced woodworking class at Sisters High School in Sisters, Oregon, is just what you would expect in many ways. You are greeted with the smell of sawdust and the pitch of sanders and saws whirring away. But what is somewhat unusual, and at first pass seems like a huge […]

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November 2, 2017

Giving Tuesday: Help Give A Note WIN up to $10,000!

How Has Give A Note Inspired You to Support Music in Schools?   The global giving movement #GivingTuesday, now entering its sixth year—it’s Give A Note Foundation’s sixth birthday, too!—is hosting a #MyGivingStory campaign this year. And Give A Note Foundation wants to invite you to share your story about the impact of music education […]

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October 30, 2017

Help Give A Note Foundation Win $25,000 by October 31!

Please help Give A Note Foundation WIN $25,000 to help more music programs across the United States! Please view and like our video before 11:59PM PT, October 31, and spread the word! Click here:   In honor of Upstanders Season 2, the Starbucks Foundation is launching the “Upstanders Challenge” to celebrate charities that are making […]

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October 2, 2017

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip

  Ramon Rivera’s music program at Wenatchee High School is a Give a Note Foundation grant recipient. Ramon Rivera was named a 2017 CMA Music Teacher of Excellence by the CMA Foundation this past spring.   Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Washington, D.C., with a small-town mariachi music ensemble is a dream come true to […]

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September 25, 2017

The State of Music Education in United States Public Schools, 2017

Thanks to a generous grant from the Country Music Association Foundation, Give a Note announces new research on music education in U.S. public schools. Last school year, Give a Note Foundation, with support from the Country Music Association Foundation, sought to understand music education in our nation’s public schools. The Foundation interviewed music educators and […]

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September 4, 2017

Music Matters: Bringing the Cause to the National Stage

Miss Florida 2017 Sara Zeng Speaks Up for Music Education When you were five years old, did you know what you wanted to do when you grew up? Most children do not, although they are exposed to people and experiences along the way who help develop who and what they will become as adults. That […]

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August 28, 2017

If You Give a Kid a Drum Set . . .

The Power of Music in Students’ Lives Early in my teaching career, I was a band director in a public high school on the “less economically advantaged” side of a major Midwestern city. It was here, among some students from middle socioeconomic status (SES) homes and some students from lower SES backgrounds who called the […]

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