It was an epic day at the Empire State Building when the King of Bachata Romeo Santos announced his support of Notes for Notes™. The Bronx native, whose new album “Golden” dropped on the world the following day, celebrated his generous support of our Brooklyn (and forthcoming Bronx) Studio at a “flipping of the switch” ceremony at the Empire State Building. Romeo’s support of our New York programming marks the most generous gift we’ve received since opening the Brooklyn Studio as well as the first Latin artist to partner with us.
Today at the Empire State Building we showcased a wonderful program that continues to emphasize something that is near and dear to my heart, the gift of music. Notes for Notes ~Romeo Santos via Facebook
In the lobby of one of the country’s most iconic buildings defining the NYC skyline we stood for dozens of camera’s capturing the moment. A group of some of our most talented Brooklyn members were in attendance to celebrate the partnership. Standing next to one of the most successful Latin musicians on the scene our members got a glimpse of where a fellow New York musician can go. That night ESB’s lights synced to his newest single, Carmin, making Romeo the first Latin musician to receive the honor.
It’s nearly impossible to describe the feeling of how far Notes for Notes has come to receive such an honor. Ten years ago we could have never imagined that the opening of one studio in Santa Barbara would lead to 17 studios nationwide and the support of one of Latin’s biggest stars. As Notes for Notes is a testament to dreams coming true so was this event for our members who got a taste of what is to come if they continue to follow the music.
Thank you to Romeo, Roc Nation, the Empire State Building team and all those who in attendance to share is such a monumental day. Thank you for making our 10th anniversary a “Golden” one!
Check out this story on Cleveland.com about the new studio we just opened!
Notes for Notes® Studio Atlanta marked the 10th Studio (4th in 2015) opened! There to open this exciting new location at the Joseph B Whitehead Boys & Girls Club in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta supported by the CMA Foundation was award winning country artist Hunter Hayes. Atlanta is an exciting location for us considering the rich musical history and diversity of genres in the city’s roots. From hip-hop to country we are thrilled to be a part of producing Atlanta’s next generation of great musicians and producers.
Hunter Hayes is a consummate performer AND perfect spokesperson for the difference music makes starting at a young age… plus he plays more than 30 instruments! Typically we open a new Notes for Notes Studio with the strumming of the first guitar but thanks to Hunter we opened with the first song. Check out some clips below from the opening! We couldn’t be more thrilled and honored to open the studio with Hunter and the CMA Foundation’s support. We also welcome Hunter to our Advisory Board.
Our studios are packed with a variety of instruments, one of these being synthesizers, and thanks to Casio we have some of the best! We were also honored to welcome Stephen Schmidt (Vice President of Musical Instruments, Casio America) to present Casio with a Diamond Record for their overwhelmingly generous support of Notes for Notes with top of the line synthesizers and digital pianos in all our upcoming studios. Stephen was also on hand to present some aspiring young musicians with another instrument… the calculator watch. Can you say #timetorock!
Notes for Notes® is honored to have the support of CMA and the CMA Foundation to open 5 new studios in San Francisco, NYC, Detroit, Atlanta, and Austin. We are lucky to also announce that Chevrolet has also made a generous contribution towards our upcoming Detroit location to open in 2015. To read the full press release on this exciting news please HERE.
Tickets on sale HERE on 9/18