CLEVELAND, Ohio — Music Has always been a passion for Jason Johnson.
- Notes for Notes designs, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios inside Boys & Girls Clubs
- The program director says it’s a great way for talented students to have the resources to reach their potential
- The grand opening mixer takes place this Friday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at East Tech in Cleveland
"I’ve been doing music since I was like 5 years old. My grandfather was a black folk artist, his name, Rev. Albert Wagoner, my mother she’s a gospel singer so music and art was kind of instilled in me and running through my veins," said Johnson.
And with a massive music studio at East Tech High school in Cleveland, he’s ready to open the doors for students to join Notes for Notes — a non-profit organization that designs, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios inside boys & girls clubs.
"For them to be able to come in, away from the drama and everything that’s going on outside, and be able to come into the studio, it’s a whole other world inside the studio," said Johnson.
The studio is also equipped with recording rooms for both music and podcasting, as well as plenty of instruments — all available for free for students to pursue any music goal on stage or behind the scenes.
"A lot of these kids don’t have a way to express themselves. A lot of them have the talent, but they don’t have anywhere to go to record without paying or learning a guitar or learning the drums or learning how to engineer or song structure,” Johnson said.
The Notes for Notes grand opening mixer takes place this Friday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at East Tech in Cleveland.