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Notes for Notes Inc.

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Organization Mission

Notes for Notes™ is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth with completely FREE access to music instruments, instruction and recording studio environments so that music may become a profoundly positive experience in their lives.

The Big Idea:
Empathy Through Music

The Empathy Through Music project seeks to inspire social change through increased empathy, social awareness, compassion, and expression. Through a deep study of musical history, which explores the root factors — including practices of oppression and classification — that impacted the evolution of music genres as well as today’s social climate, youth will develop an empathetic perspective culminating in a live performance.

Unbelievably good. Far exceeded my expectations. All of the kids in the audience were locked in, there was no off task behavior, which is unusual for junior high students. Several kids, unsolicited, told me how cool the Assembly was. I only wish the whole school could have seen it (which is also what our Principal, Lito Garcia, said to me). The Background/ lecture was just the right amount of information and these kids are ridiculously talented (of course I’m biased because I taught 3 of the performers and the musical director). How can I make a donation?

— Leo Borden, Social Studies Teacher, Santa Barbara Jr. High, Santa Barbara