Give a Note Foundation

Your gift to Give a Note Foundation supports our ongoing work as we raise awareness about the lifelong benefits of music education, through grants, gathering data, and awareness campaigns.

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Collegiate NAfME members

Join us in Washington, D.C., this June, for mentoring and professional development that will empower you to be the advocate you need to be, for yourself, and for your students. Help lead our next steps in this new era for music education.

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United States Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

United States Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week Thank You to NAfME’s Dedicated Volunteers   This week the United States celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week. The work of NAfME and its affiliate organizations would not be possible without such a large and dedicated group of professionals lending considerable time and talents in working to advance music education.   Please accept our sincerest thanks for your efforts and for the opportunity to work alongside such an accomplished group of leaders.   Truly yours, Denese Odegaard                    …

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End of the Year Activities in the Music Classroom

End of the Year Activities in the Music Classroom By NAfME Member Andrew Bruhn   You have finished the last concert of the year and now you are left with one or more class periods before summer hits. If you happen to teach middle school like I do, the thought of all that “free time” is enough to cause panic attacks and sleepless nights! There is nothing more dreadful than a room full of middle schoolers with no structure!     Here are some ideas that worked for me to…

“Music Enriches Us All”: A Special Educator Looks at Music’s Rewards

  “Music Enriches Us All” A Special Educator Looks at Music’s Rewards Member Spotlight: Alice-Ann Darrow This article originally appeared in the April 2017 Teaching Music.   ALICE-ANN DARROW believes in the power of music to transform lives. Her entry into teaching coincided with the passage of Public Law 94-142 in 1975, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, a landmark in public education in the United States. She recalls that when she began teaching in the public schools, she was “excited and proud to be a part of these early efforts on…

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