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Founded in 2010, the Grace Notes Music Foundation began as an outreach program of the Jupiter Academy of Music whose purpose was the administration of the Makayla Joy Sitton Music Scholarships. Named after a joyful, talented music student who loved to play the piano, the scholarships were a way of honoring the life of Makayla. Her family wanted to continue her legacy and love of music by making music lessons possible for children in need. In September of 2011, the Makayla Joy Sitton Music Scholarships were born and the Grace Notes Music Foundation received its 501(c)(3) designation.

The Grace Notes Music Foundation has a bright future and a vision for growth in the years to come with adding more scholarships and reaching more children in the community. Building on the cornerstone of our organization, the Makayla Joy Sitton Music Scholarships, the Foundation continues to fund music scholarships and community outreach programs to children in need.

It’s been proven that students from low-income homes who receive education in the arts are twice as likely to graduate from college. With the gift of music education we aim to increase academic performance by improving cognitive and perceptual skills. Students learn to think creatively and are therefore better suited to today’s fast-moving, ever-changing work environment. Through performance opportunities, music students develop poise, self-esteem and self-confidence.


The foundation operates on grants and generous donations from loving people across Palm Beach County and the United States. Please help give the gift of music and change a young child’s life today.

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