As a performing/recording artist who has always made it my personal mission to empower youth in creative, after-school program settings,
Notes for Notes is the perfect collision of two worlds that I always hoped to exist fully within.
So, naturally, working in my initial position as a program director in the Detroit studio was like a dream come true. I not only had a space and platform to create music everyday, I had the opportunity to do that work with youth from my hometown- from a community that is so precious to me.
Soon after I got my feet in the ground at the Detroit studio, I gained the opportunity to work with and travel to the Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans studios as an area director. As if Detroit’s musical legacy of Motown wasn’t enough, I would now have access to the youth artists creating in the cities where Country, Jazz and Blues were birthed!
Check out some photos of the amazing youth I’ve encountered creating/performing, and our awesome program directors doing what they do best in their cities and studios during my travels!
An impromptu lesson with Memphis guitarist David.
I’m a fan 🙂
Making friends with aspiring rappers/producers Monte and Tae in our South Nashville studio
Youth artists ZuZu, Keeven and Tae presenting their song at a Songwriter’s Workshop in Nashville
Needless to say, visiting cities across the country with an immensely rich music history and working with the youth creating from their legacies is the icing on the cake of an already sweet situation 😉