I’m pretty easy to understand, I like helping people. Sometimes “helping” means entertaining someone; writing some music or a song they might enjoy, or saying something that makes them laugh. Other times “helping” means acting as a creative mentor to a songwriter or composer. Sometimes I help other musicians by letting them hear how good they sound, or teaching them to make great sounding recordings. There are times to help people by teaching them everything I know about running a nonprofit organization, and there are other times to help people by giving them a handy tip about technology.
Mr. Noah Kleiman
I got my start in nonprofit work in 2003 when I started and ran Old Library Studio, Portland’s nonprofit music studio for teens. While most people were aware of my work as a teacher at Old Library Studio, I was also responsible for fundraising, grantwriting, financial planning, managing volunteers, and keeping the organization focused on it’s mission.
From time to time I act as an adviser to emerging nonprofit leaders, or as a technical consultant to nonprofit that are considering making an investment in a new website, donor database, or other technical tools.
I don’t mind getting my hands dirty. I’m just as comfortable implementing a new program, or working to grow a nonprofit agency, as I am advising nonprofit workers on what strategy or tools use.
Composer, Songwriter, Musician
I write and record my own music. Sometimes the music is experimental, sometimes it isn’t. I write pop songs, folk songs, and quirky music. You can find examples of my music all over this blog site, if you want to find music of mine which I have for sale, it’s over at my music store page. My album “Mr.Noah’s Opus” is also available from CD Baby and on iTunes.
Recording Engineer, Music Producer, and Generally Creative Guy
I’ve produced a lot of recordings for other people. While I was running Old Library Studio, for example, producing recordings with teenagers was part of my fulltime job. Just like learning to play an instrument, practicing pays off when it comes to producing recordings. A great example is this EP I co-produced with folks from the Rock N’ Roll Camp for Girls, Blübird’s “We Are Birds”. It’s available from CD Baby or the iTunes music store. At that time Blübird were the top band from the Rock N’Roll Camp for Girls.