The Man Behind The Music Stan Seale was born and raised in North Hollywood, California. As a young man, it didn't take long for him to be recognized as a musical prodigy, and eventually become one of the finest and most accomplished talents of our time. Stan is known by his peers for his professionalism and unyielding work ethic in addition to his exceptional skill as a musician, arranger, producer and composer. And despite the demands on his time, Stan is always willing to be involved in projects to help children. Notable Youth Foundation The Notable Youth Foundation is proud to sponsor "Quiet Moments." As a non-profit organization, our mission is to preserve the musical talent that exists within every child. From private music instruction to exciting performance groups, we reach out to children in the community who are in desperate need of the beauty that the arts can bring into their lives. During the past two decades, the curricula of the public school system has undergone dramatic changes. One of the most noticeable and tragic changes is the steady diminution of fine art and music instruction on both the elementary and secondary school levels. Scholastic emphasis has shifted strongly to favor mathematics and sciences in education. While these are important areas of focus, the values taught and learned through musical instruction are sorely needed by our youth. Values such as: discipline, self-respect, self-confidence, cooperation and teamwork, respect for others, accountability, dedication and delayed gratification are just some of the vital lessons that our children are missing every day because the performing arts are absent from their lives. Children who are given an opportunity to belong to a positive group or to dedicate themselves to a creative discipline are more likely to manifest their uniqueness through artistic expression rather than self-destruction. In fact, studies even show that quality arts instruction heightens the learning process by teaching literacy, improving reading skills and boosting memory retention. However, there are other advantages that studies cannot show. Advantages such as: giving our children a way to open the center or their creative souls, allowing them to express their feelings and realize their dreams, and bringing light and hope back into their troubled lives. Louis Armstrong, in trouble at age nine, was given a trumpet by his reform school. Albert Einstein, out of control and expelled from school in the first grade, was encouraged to play the violin by his parents. The rest is history. Over two thousand years ago, Plato said, 'Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, and children should be taught music before anything else.' Because our youth must increasingly seek outside sources of instruction in the performing arts, the arts are slowly disappearing from their lives. Many families do not have the resources and/or the time to provide their children with this important, enriching aspect of a well-rounded education. This is where we, The Notable Youth Foundation, come into play. We invite you to join in supporting our unique music program to benefit today's youth. You can participate by donating your time and talent, making a financial contribution, or becoming a sponsor. Proceeds received from donations, services and performances are tax deductible and are used to provide children in need with musical instruments, lessons, and performance experiences. For more information and to get involved please visit: www.notableyouthfoundation.org.