Notes for Notes, Inc.

Mission Statement

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. N4N is a national youth development organization that partners with Boys & Girls Clubs, after-school community centers, and public schools to provide youth ages 5 – 18 with access to full recording studios. The studios are packed with guitars, keyboards/ synths, drums, DJ gear, digital music workstations, and full recording facilities. Youth are invited to participate in daily lessons and unique workshops which provide them with opportunities to create and explore music while developing cross-curricular and social-emotional skills. Currently, N4N has 24 studios in 13 states nationwide.

N4N is committed to consistently developing new methods of reaching youth and providing music education that meets youth where they are in their individual musical journey. New programming options have been developed and are currently in the works as N4N forges into the future with optimism and adaptability. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, N4N developed a new arm of the org, N4N Digital which allows N4N Producers and youth to continue making music remotely regardless of their ability to reach an N4N Studio. N4N Digital has scaled to offer public education opportunities and currently teaches remotely “inside” a public charter school in Pittsburgh, PA with N4N Producers educating and producing a record with youth over the course of a semester. And this fall, N4N will open our first studio inside a public High School, Penn Griffin School for the Arts in High Point, NC (John Coltrane’s alma mater).


Posted on

October 17, 2023