"Nashville Notes was formative and foundational in my music education. The organization upheld high educational standards while also providing special events and performances which created great memories. It also created an atmosphere that fostered relationships with both peers and teachers."
Dr. Marcus Miller
Director of Choral and Vocal Activities
Greater Atlanta Christian School
BA in Music with Vocal Emphasis--Lipscomb University
MM in Vocal Performance--Belmont University
DMA in Vocal Performance--University of Alabama
A native of Nashville, TN, and former graduate of the Nashville Notes Homeschool Band, Abi Coffer has been described as having a wide range of performing styles, able to play anything from Bach to beatboxing. She was nationally recognized for her expertise in extended techniques and was awarded the Best Performance of the Newly Commissioned Work for the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition (Las Vegas, 2012). A sought after performer, Abi can often be seen performing with the Nashville Symphony or recording for globally recognized artists, movie soundtracks, and video games.
Abi attended Nashville Notes for 8 years, and after graduation has been asked to lead sectionals, masterclasses, guest conduct, and teach private lessons. Nashville Notes gave her the encouragement and love for music that has contributed to her success, and she appreciates the instruction and performance opportunities that the band provided.
After graduating highschool, Abi received her B.M. from Middle Tennessee State University where she studied with Deanna Little, and her M.M. from the University of Northern Iowa with Angeleita Floyd. Other primary instructors include Norma Rogers, Tadeu Coelho, and Diane Davich.
"I have so many great memories from my time in the Nashville Notes! The variety of music we played for our concerts was great and rehearsal was always a highlight of my week. I continued playing trumpet through college and a few more years with my church orchestra. Currently, I serve on the worship team at my church playing piano. Nashville Notes definitely helped foster my love of music that will last a lifetime.”
- Nashville Notes alumni 1995 - 2002