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Again, we hope you are well and safe.  As of this date, you will receive our monthly newsletters on our website to promote ongoing communication. Until the virus leaves us, remember we can communicate by


(1) email at 

(2) website at and

(3) by telephone at either 818-780-2308 or 818-571-3116. 


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Dear Friends,


March blew in quickly, and now it is about to be April!

The big news in March is that due to the return of Covid, once again we had to cancel our Music Enrichment Program at (4) Elementary Schools. Namely:

Nevada Year 2

Sharp Year 2

Valerio Year 2

Saticoy – Year 3


We also had to cancel the Community Concert scheduled at First Presbyterian Church in Granada Hills with prestigious musicians Mariana-Abrahamyan and Ben Mason performing piano and organ duets. All will be rescheduled when it is safe.


Our Inspiring Notes Board has decided that during this program shutdown, to spend this time “REVITALIZING” our 14 years old 501© (3) charity Inspiring Notes.


To keep our mission “ALIVE” and growing, we need the support of our community. Here’s what we need more of:

  1. Adult/Individual Membership--$35 Annual

  2. Business Membership-- $ 250 Annual

  3. Donations ( All Tax Deductible)

  4. Volunteers:

    1. Hospitality

    2. Mailing

    3. Telephoning

    4. Event Support

    5. Set up

    6. Clean up, other

  5. Other ways to volunteer- share your own ideas.


And now we are about to slip into April-Spring!


This month we are also targeting the Inspiring Notes Renewal! We need your HELP!!!


Please feel free to call Marge Roten-President @ 818-780-2308 or Ally Treptow-Vice President Youth Program @ 818-378-7477 for more Information about Inspiring Notes.


Looking ahead—Year End Happenings


Annual Membership Meeting

  • DATE: Saturday, June 11, 2022

  • TIME: 10AM


Agenda—12:00 Noon

                       Annual Report by President

Election of 2022-23 Board​

Closing- A bit of Inspiring History:

​Founded - 2008


Carol Brooks                                                 Phyllis Newman

Robin Cruz-Bradley                                     Marge Roten

Gerald & Mike Cushing                               Bethany Pflueger

Sedwyn & Sandy Glick                               Lois Steinberg



  • Served approximately 30,000 underserved LAUSD Public School elementary Students

After School Coaching/mentoring elementary school orchestra students.

  1. Stagg Street (Pilot Program)

  2. Lorne

  3. Cardenas

  4. Hazeltine

  5. Bassett St

  6. Blythe

  7. Callahan St

  8. Pacoima Charter

  9. Parthenia

  10. San Fernando Elementary

  11. Vaughn Charter

  12. Valerio

  13. Sally Coughlin

  14. Sharp

  15. Canterbury

  16. Dearborn

  17. Rosa Parks

  18. Napa

  19. Stanley Moss

  20. Haskell

  21. Carlo Santana


Served Secondary Schools-Free after school Sessions- Coaching by Professional Musicians. Approximately 200 music students.

  1. Mullholland Middle School

  2. Sutter Middle School

  3. Birmingham High School


Served nearly 400 elementary students FREE after school coaching/mentoring sessions by professional musicians.

  • Channel 2 and 4 videoed our after-school coaching and mentoring program and it was viewed by thousands.

  • Carlo Ponti’s support with funding inspired Pacoima charter elementary to hire an after school instrumental teacher. Their Violins performed at our community concerts at the First Presbyterian Church-Granada Hills. In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday 29 violins performed “Ode for Joy”.


Outstanding support for our mission

  • Founders Gerald and Mike Cushing

  • First Presbyterian Church-Granada Hills

Pastor Jim Sillerud and Music Director Chris Sillerud

Light and sound Rik and Debra Faigh

  • Silent donor



  • First Presbyterian Church-Granada Hills has hosted our Community Concerts for 14 years, featuring guest artists from Los Angeles Philharmonic and other Los Angeles professional musicians. Over the years thousands have attended these concerts!

  • Grants from elected officials

    1. Sheila Kuehl funded acquisition of equipment to support our school music enrichment program, such as sound system, computer and printer.

    2. Congressman Adrian Nazarian donated funds

    3. Senator Hertzberg received a grant for AT&T Community grant for Inspiring Notes.


NOTE: Our CURRENT focus is to outreach to our Community Businesses to join us by becoming a Business Member @ $250 annually. This music enrichment Program for our Pre K—Grade 5 over time has had a positive effect on our community!

We help put musical instruments in the hands of our youth rather than drugs and guns!


Our partner schools provided buses for their parents and students to attend these community concerts. The students also participated in the Q&A after the concert. Selected students also performed in these community concerts.


Inspiring Notes believes that our history of 14 years giving FREE classical music experience to our underserved San Fernando Valley youth has already made a positive difference!

            NOW, there are so many more youth waiting for Inspiring Notes!


Thank you to our supporters.



Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,


Marge Roten


Marge Roten




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