Music Education

Casio Donates Keyboards and Pianos for Youth-Focused Recording Studio

Casino keyboard at N4N's Detroit studio

A Casio keyboard at the Notes for Notes studio in Detroit.

Casio, a musical instrument provider, is gifting more than 10 keyboards and pianos to the new Notes for Notes (N4N) recording studio in Las Vegas. The company also donated a PRIVIA PX-S1000 digital piano and a G-Shock Blue Note Record Limited Edition timepiece to a N4N silent auction in Santa Barbara earlier in October.

N4N is a nonprofit that builds, equips and staffs recording studios in Boys & Girls Clubs and youth facilities.  The studios are designed to get young people interested in music by giving them the opportunity to explore, create and record music for free. The nonprofit currently has 25 recording studios spread across the United States.

"N4N was founded on the core belief that music is the universal language of humankind," said N4N CEO Philip Gilley. "Enabling our youth to explore music is critical and we couldn't make it happen without companies like Casio. Casio's generosity in providing keyboards goes beyond simply putting instruments in the hands of youth—it showcases an ongoing commitment to growing music education across the nation."

More information about the work of Notes for Notes can be found here.

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