SOURCE: Music & Arts

Music & Arts

June 21, 2012 16:58 ET

Give a Note Foundation Appoints Music & Arts Executive to Board

EVP of Sales & Marketing Ron Beaudoin to Join National Music Nonprofit in June

FREDERICK, MD--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2012) - Music & Arts, the largest band and orchestra instrument retailer and lesson provider in the country, announced today that Ron Beaudoin, executive vice president of sales & marketing, has been appointed to the board of Give a Note Foundation. This month marks the one year anniversary of the organization, which was founded in June 2011 by the leaders of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and aims to increase music education opportunities for children.

"I'm honored to work with Give a Note Foundation, an organization whose mission we deeply believe in at Music & Arts," said Beaudoin. "Music education represents a significant part of our work at Music & Arts, and I'm thrilled to partner with a foundation that is taking positive steps forward to ensure all of our children are provided access and resources to the world of music."

The Give a Note Foundation's mission is to expand and increase music education opportunities for all children, especially those in lower-income and underserved areas. Through strategic partnerships and grassroots campaigns, Give a Note Foundation connects musicians, teachers, students, policymakers, and community members and empowers them to fight for music education in children's lives.

"We are thrilled to have Ron join our organization," said Michael A. Butera, CEO of Give a Note Foundation. "Music & Arts and Give a Note Foundation share the same values and mission of ensuring children have access to high-quality, comprehensive music education no matter what their socio-economic status is."

About Give a Note Foundation
Give a Note Foundation, founded by the leaders of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), is dedicated to expanding and increasing music education opportunities for all children (especially those in low-wealth and underserved areas of America). Through strategic partnerships and grassroots campaigns, Give a Note Foundation connects business leaders, musicians, teachers, students, policymakers, and community members, and empowers them to fight for music education in children's lives. With its ties to NAfME, Give a Note Foundation reaches more than 70,000 pre-service, active and retired music teachers and over 20 million children across the United States. In addition to its Founder's Campaign, Give a Note Foundation will raise money directed to schools and music education programs through high-profile campaigns like "GLEE Give a Note." www.giveanote.org.

About Music & Arts
Music & Arts has served students, teachers and families through retail stores and school representatives since 1952. Based in Frederick, Md., the company specializes in sales and rentals of music instruments, instrument repairs and music lessons -- especially for the beginning and student musician. Music & Arts now has more than 110 retail locations across 22 states.

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