Music Education - Now More Than Ever

Help us nurture young souls, hearts + minds through music

 

All Children Deserve Music Education

Fuel their joy + self-discovery with expanded access to music enrichment

 

Children Find Their Voices In Instruments

Pave the path of opportunity for beginners + blossoming performers

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NKCGH Summer Strings Highlights

Summer Strings provides elementary students without means an opportunity to receive the highest quality string instruction.

245,094

Children Supported

315

Instruments Donated

74,350

Funds Raised

Our Music Education Programs

Summer Strings @ Lynn University

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Summer Strings @ Lynn University

A 2 week summer camp that provides elementary students without means an opportunity to receive the highest quality string instruction.

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Nat + Maria Cole Memorial Scholarship

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Nat + Maria Cole Memorial Scholarship

A four year college scholarship for a deserving Palm Beach County high school student who wishes to further his/her education in music.

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VH1 Save the Music – Keys+Kids

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VH1 Save the Music – Keys+Kids

NKCGH funds piano grant in 2015. A piano often serves as the nucleus for many arts programs in a school. Not only does a quality piano serve general, choral and instrumental music, but it is also used in theater and dance programs.

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Donate an Instrument

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Donate an Instrument

Have an old oboe, trumpet or violin (almost any instrument will do)? Want to make a difference? Email us and we will place your instrument with a child in need OR make a donation to purchase NEW instruments!

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Community Grants

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Community Grants

Nat King Cole Generation Hope is proud to support schools and organizations that are committed to providing quality music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources.

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Keeping Music Alive is more than a mission for supporters of Nat King Cole Generation Hope, it’s a PASSION!

Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. provides access to music education for children with the greatest need, by cultivating opportunities and funding programs for instruction, mentoring and resources.

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Nat King Cole Generation Hope values music as a critical learning tool that keeps students engaged in school, helps develop well-rounded individuals and encourages skills that are vital for success in the 21st century.

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Volunteer

Nat King Cole Generation Hope considers our volunteers our most valuable asset and you will definitely be appreciated and valued!

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Nat King Cole Generation Hope values music as a critical learning tool that keeps students engaged in school, helps develop well-rounded individuals and encourages skills that are vital for success in the 21st century.

Why Music Education

VH1 Save The Music

VH1 Save  The Music

We value music as a critical learning tool that keeps students engaged in school, helps develop well-rounded individuals and encourages skills that are vital for success in the 21st century.

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Your Brain On Music

Brain + Music

This is your brain – This is your brain on music. Musical training doesn’t just improve your ear for music — it also helps your ear for speech. That’s the takeaway from an unusual new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers found that kids who took music lessons for two years didn’t just get better at playing the trombone or violin; they found that playing music also helped kids’ brains process language.

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NAMM Believe In Music

NAMM

Students in high-quality school music programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs, regardless of the socioeconomic level of the school or school district.

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Harvard Graduate School of Education

Education + Music

If educators want to develop critical, creative thinkers who can set and accomplish their own goals – and who can use those skills to strengthen their math and reading skills – they may want to take another look inside the music room.

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