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Notes for Notes, Inc

Organization Mission

The mission of Notes for Notes® (N4N) is to provide youth with free access to musical instruments, instruction and recording studio environments so that music can become a profoundly positive influence in their lives.

Social Change Project:
World Music Adventures

In World Music Adventures, youth ages 6-12 take a musical journey around the world! Over nine weeks, youth “travel” to various countries, learning about the geography, culture, history, and music of the region. Special guest artists give interactive studio performances using an instrument identified in the lesson. Youth reflect upon their “journey” through responsive art, drawing about what they learned and/or creating 3D replicas of instruments and making music of their own. Through this impactful program, youth discover other cultures, increasing their knowledge and empathy and expanding their worldview through the universal language of music.

“World Music Adventures made me happy. I loved the performances every Monday and it helped me understand other cultures better. My favorite country was Spain and learning about flamenco music because I didn’t know about that music before. I think that WMA made me a nicer person because I don’t have to be scared other people’s culture and their music is nice.”

— Gabe R., Age 8, Santa Barbara