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New Orleans Music Education Spring Convening 2022

By Ariel Davis

The Save The Music (STM) team joined Artist Corps New Orleans (AC NOLA) and the New Orleans Arts Education Alliance (NOAEA) in hosting a Music Education Convening on May 11 and 12, 2022. The gathering marked the first gathering since 2018, and included: – K-12...

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“Music Pushes Me to Be Brave” – Naomi’s Story

By Ariel Davis

Save The Music staff got a chance to interview Naomi Moccio, a budding trumpet player in a small town in West Virginia.  She participated in a side-by-side concert with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra that was organized by the team at Save The Music. The photos you see in this article are from her time […]

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Teaming Up With Nonprofits to Provide Musical Instruments in Memphis and Mississippi Delta Communities

By Ariel Davis

Successful Inc. is proud to announce a partnership with Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) and the Save The Music Foundation, in order to bring more musical instruments to youth in the Mississippi Delta and Memphis regional communities. To date, the organizations have worked together to provide approximately $250,000 worth of musical equipment to the area, including […]

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#MusicSaves Los Angeles 2021

By Lia Peralta

Save The Music hosted its second annual #MusicSaves Los Angeles event on December 8, 2021 at NeueHouse, celebrating Founder & CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, Jesse Collins. Jesse was honored for his achievements as a trailblazing executive and one of the most...

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Each Box Opened is a New Box Discovered

By Matt Ackerman

Music was very much a private joy to me before high school. When I was seven, I began playing my grandmother’s baby grand from the Clark Piano Company in Chicago, IL, which has been in my family for over 100 years. My elementary and middle school, unfortunately,...

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Violin on a piano

The Importance of Trauma-Informed Teaching

By Rebecca Hof

Trauma can have a lasting impact on all aspects of life. The sheer intensity of the experience can leave a person with a reduced ability to learn, especially if the trauma isn’t taken into account when developing trauma-informed school practices. The effects of the...

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