Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
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Grand Opening of Notes for Notes Studio at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee


By - May 28th, 2022 08:25 am
Photo courtesy of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

Photo courtesy of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

MILWAUKEE– (May 28, 2022) Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) is proud to announce the success of their grand opening of a Notes for Notes (N4N) music recording studio at the Milwaukee Academy of Science Boys & Girls Club on May 25. The studio is sponsored by Keith Mardak, a longtime supporter of BGCGM.

N4N is a non-profit organization that builds, equips, and staffs recording studios outfitted with contemporary instruments and gear, giving youth the opportunity to explore, create, and record music for free under the guidance of a talented N4N producer. CEO and Co-Founder of N4N, Phil Gilley, says the program is intended to fill gaps in musical programming offered in public schools.

“We are so thrilled to finally be opening N4N Milwaukee in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee,” said Gilley. “This studio marks our 21st and is our most advanced to date. It also provides the opportunity – for the first time ever – to expand our programming into the school day for maximum impact.”

As one of the largest N4N studios, and first in Milwaukee, the space features two track rooms, a large mix room equipped with the major DAWS, a stage complete with front of house, and a podcast booth with guitars, drums, keyboards/synths, groove stations and DJ gear. Every child will have the opportunity to explore paths leading to careers in music – from artists, to producers, to managers.

“We’re excited for our city’s youth to discover the power of their voices through writing, singing, and producing music,” said BGCGM President and CEO Kathy Thornton-Bias. “This studio will help take our members’ musical abilities to the next level and introduce them to exciting and creative career paths.”

Located inside a K4-12 school, the unique partnership between N4N and the Milwaukee Academy of Science will allow access for over 1,300 students as well as community members. N4N Producer Dae Hill, who is known throughout the Milwaukee music scene, has plans to make the most of the new studio and inspire the next generation of music and producers.

“Whether young people are writing and performing songs, recording podcasts, or creating projects related to their course work during the day or after school, we are confident that the voices of Milwaukee’s youth will be uplifted by this incredible new space,” said Milwaukee Academy of Science CEO Anthony McHenry.

The grand opening of the new studio, with 60 community members in attendance, was held at the Milwaukee Academy of Science on May 25th from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. It’s located at 2000 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee WI, 53233.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee  

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) is one of the largest and longest youth-serving agencies in Milwaukee and the largest Boys & Girls Club in the country. With more than forty locations in the city of Milwaukee, BGCGM provides youth ages 4-18 with safe, fun, enriching after-school and summer programming including academic support, mentorship, organized athletics, arts, and nutritious meals. Our programs strengthen academic performance, build character, encourage healthy lifestyles, and meet the basic needs of Milwaukee’s youth. More than 80 percent of BGCGM’s annual budget goes toward youth programming. Learn more at

About Notes for Notes

Notes for Notes® is a non-profit organization which builds, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios packed with guitars, drums, keys/synths, DJ gear, digital music stations and full recording studios offering youth completely FREE access to explore, create, and record music. Notes for Notes currently has 22 studios in Boys & Girls Clubs and after-school sites in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Austin, St. Paul, Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Nashville, Cleveland, DC, and New York City and coming soon to High Point, NC with our first studio in partnership with a public school.  Beyond creating music N4N® also educates about the multitude of careers around the industry and the positive paths the music and most importantly, Freedom of Expression can be the catalyst to. Please visit for more information and to see how Notes for Notes is Producing Tomorrow’s Musicians®

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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