OUR MISSION: Notes for Notes® is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth with completely FREE access to music instruments, instruction and recording studio environments so that music may become a profoundly positive experience in their lives.



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Got some songs you want to record? Working on some beats you want to track? Want to learn how to play the drums? Curious how  a pro music studio works?

Joining us is simple!

  1. Click the button below to open and print the member form.
  2. Fill it out
  3. Have your Parent or Guardian sign it
  4. Bring it into the studio and talk to our Notes for Notes staff


Charity Ward

Charity Ward

Area Director View Details
Justen Williams

Justen Williams

Program Director | New Orleans View Details
Charity Ward

Charity Ward

Area Director

Charity grew up in Detroit where her love for soul music was birthed. Her adolescent appreciation for Stevie Wonder and John Mayer led her to songwriting and the guitar. She majored in English and Africana Studies and earned a minor in Commercial Music at the historically Black college Tennessee State University where her passion for culture and community grew immensely. After graduating and spending three years serving underprivileged youth in Nashville, Charity returned to her hometown to continue serving youth through the means of music in her native community as the Program Director of the Notes for Notes Detroit Studio.
Charity is also pursuing a career in music as a performing and recording artist and is currently signed to Detroit based label Original 1265 Records where she recently released her debut EP entitled “Yellow” which offers to her beloved city and to its listeners a sentiment of happiness and of love.

Justen Williams

Justen Williams

Program Director | New Orleans

Justen was born and raised in New Orleans and developed his love for music thanks to his father who was a DJ and music aficionado. Justen picked up drums at an early age and began playing in churches and various locations around the city. In college, he was introduced to producing music by another family member, and from there, the love for music amplified exponentially. Dedicating all free time and money he had as a college student, Justen built a production studio in his dorm room. Graduating with concentrations in business management and music. Justen has honed skills in both fields to start his own company, “Justen Williams Music”. Placing music on multiple albums, television shows, video games, and mobile apps, as well as partnering with companies as a brand ambassador, Justen is excited to use his accomplishments and skill sets to impact the next generation. “Had I had the resources that Notes for Notes provides for the youth, I know my career would have advanced at a much more rapid rate”. Justen is dedicated to providing the coaching opportunities and using his platform to inspire and be a positive impact on the youth of New Orleans.



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