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  • ADVISORS | Notelove

    Ben Scharf Ben grew up in Cupertino and was active in the music classes at Cupertino High School, which inspired him to pursue music education as a career. He received his BM with emphasis in Music Education from San Diego State University in 2019. While primarily a saxophone player, Ben participated in a variety of ensembles on various instruments including bassoon, french horn, and trombone. During his time at SDSU, Ben was active in the collegiate CMEA chapter, serving as its Vice President in 2019. The chapter helped enrich the development of SDSUs music education students by hosting reading bands, mock interviews, training sessions, and more. During his senior year he had the privilege of student teaching at Marshall Middle School in San Diego as part of the SDSU Music Education Fellowship. He then received his teaching credential from SDSU in 2020 while student teaching at Scripps Ranch High School. Ben continues to be an active member of numerous music education associations, serving on the boards for the Santa Clara County Band Directors Association and the California Music Education Association Bay Section. Ben has presented at the state music education conference about diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, in the high school instrumental classroom. Avery Chen Avery Chen is a passionate community servant and leader. In her four years at Notelove as Executive Director, Notelove grew from one neighborhood to span the entire US. She also spent two summers volunteering for the California Native Garden Foundation as a Data Analysis Intern, providing findings crucial to their grant applications. In high school, she was an active flutist in various ensembles, playing as principal flute in Homestead High School’s Wind Ensemble I and symphony orchestra, the California Youth Symphony Senior Orchestra, as well as participating in the Santa Clara County Honor Band, California All State Honor Band, and Honor Band of America. Additionally, she served as Woodwind Captain in Homeatead’s award-winning marching band. All of these musical experiences have inspired Avery to serve through Notelove, so it can continue to spread the joys of music to students across the country. Currently, Avery is a freshman at UC Berkeley studying computer science. Jane Park Jane is a senior at UC Berkeley studying mathematics. She has been working with Notelove since its start in September 2018. She started as Notelove’s secretary and a ukulele and guitar instructor, then worked as Executive Director from 2018-2020. In her free time, Jane bikes, tutors math, paints, produces music, and volunteers with cats. Aidan Lin Aidan is a dedicated and experienced youth leader in nonprofit organizations, student government, and extracurriculars. He is a co-founder of Our Time To Act United, a 501(c)(3) youth empowerment nonprofit, where he currently serves as Executive Director. Additionally, Aidan studies political science at UC San Diego and participates in the Associated Students of UC San Diego as Government Affairs Director. One of Aidan's many passions is music. In high school he practiced flute, placing as third chair in his school's top Wind Ensemble and second chair in their exclusive Symphony Orchestra, and served as the Woodwind Captain of a nationally acclaimed marching program. As such, he has experienced first-hand the transformative powers of music and is looking forward to supporting the advancement of Notelove's charitable cause.

  • SCHOLARSHIPS | Notelove

    Scholarships * Musical Scholarship Covers the cost of: Instruments Equipment maintenance Musical exams APPLY HERE *Low income students only Book Reimbursement Get reimbursed for any music books you purchase! Student must save receipt or other proof of purchase. APPLY HERE *Scholarships are only available to current Notelove students

  • VOCALS | Notelove

    < INSTRUCTORS Annabelle Miin 8 Years Experience in Vocals Shivani Bhattacharjya 1 Year Experience in Vocals Ceira Motoyama 12 Years Experience in Vocals

  • CLARINET | Notelove

    < INSTRUCTORS Linda Chang 6 Years Experience in Clarinet Manya Girivasan 6 Years Experience in Clarinet Jinho Choi 5 Years Experience in Clarinet

  • INSTRUMENTS | Notelove

    INSTRUCTORS BY NAME > CLARINET EUPHONIUM GUITAR PERCUSSION VIOLIN OBOE PIANO TRUMPET VOCALS CELLO FLUTE SAXOPHONE VIOLA ALL INSTRUCTORS Our Instructors Want to spread your love of music to aspiring young musicians? Become an instructor and join the Notelove community! Learn more here . APPLY HERE

  • DIRECTORS | Notelove

    1/5 Meet the Team Executive Director: Amy Zheng Associate Director: Manya Girivasan Associate Director: Linda Chang Junior Executive: Kimberly Yang Junior Executive: Sophia Zhang Junior Executive: Charlotte Jew Finance Director: Meredith Tan Marketing Director: Bhavya Krishnan Marketing Director: Olivia Tu Marketing Director: Mohit Kulkarni Programs Director: Ariel Chien Design Director: Lindsey Tang Design Director: Evangeline Wai Design Director: Sophie Xu Logistics Director: Anuhya Gottam Logistics Director: Dorthy Victor Resource Director: Claire Perng Resource Director: Piyush Shanbhag Assistant Resource Director: Nathan Saputra Assistant Resource Director: Yuyao Wen Web Director: Rebecca Hsu

  • DONATE NOW | Notelove

    Support our mission! Notelove is made possible through your support. Please consider donating to our cause if you have found Notelove helpful. Each donation counts in helping us continue changing lives, one lesson at a time. Your donations help us cover the cost of administrative fees as well as programs and events for students and instructors. You can double or triple your donation through a company match ! When you donate, you will have the option to check whether your company will match your donations. More information will be provided at the link below. *All donations to Notelove are tax deductible DONATE HERE Share the Love of Music Your generosity makes a world of difference. By donating your gently used instruments and music books , you can inspire the next generation of musicians! By contributing to our music program, you help underprivileged children and aspiring musicians gain access to valuable resources they need to nurture their talents. For more information on how to donate, contact us at finance@notelove.org . Thank you for your support! 1/2

  • MERCH | Notelove

    Merch Out with Love Help support Notelove by ordering our merchandise! All proceeds from merch will go towards supporting Notelove and will help us cover the costs of events and programs including our musical scholarship fund. notelove Long Sleeved Shirt $ 26 1/2 Order Now Order Now notelove Sticker $ 1 $0.75 per additional sticker 1/2

  • OUR TEAM | Notelove

    Our Team DIRECTORS ADVISORS INSTRUCTORS

  • INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES | Notelove

    Instructor Resources Notelove is introducing a shared resources folder! Instructors can help other instructors by contributing teaching resources such as sheet music, lesson recordings, and sharing lesson tips. Contributors will earn service hours for their contributions to the drive. In the drive, you can find instructions, a google form to fill out after you contribute (so we can calculate your hours) as well as some folders we have set up for a few instruments. Feel free to create your own folders if your instrument is not yet in the drive, or if your idea is not yet in the folder for your instrument. ​ To view the resources folder, click the button below. Contribute Here

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