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Five Secrets To Becoming A Child Whisperer

Five Secrets To Becoming A Child Whisperer
For as long as I can remember I’ve had a strong connection with young people. A friend of mine nicknamed me, a “child whisperer”, after her daughter held onto my leg and said I can’t go home after a visit with them for a […]

By |September 14th, 2018|Featured|1 Comment

20 Attention Getting Strategies Using Call and Response

20 Attention Getting Strategies Using Call and Response
As a former Summer Camp Director I had to master getting the attention of hundreds of kids at once. Speaking to a group that isn’t quiet and focused on you isn’t productive. At least 50% of the group will miss what you are […]

By |August 17th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments

Make Art An Inside Job

Make Art An Inside Job
As an author I have the opportunity to connect and work with other authors. I wanted to share an excerpt from Ritch Eich’s latest book, Leadership CPR. He has written four books on Leadership and he has always been a big supporter and advocate for the […]

By |August 16th, 2018|Arts & Business, Featured|0 Comments

How To Introduce Musical Theatre Into Your Child’s Life

One of the most memorable things from my childhood was waking up to blasting musical theatre songs as my alarm clock. Almost every morning the stereo in the living room would be cranked with a different show. Whether it was Annie, Fiddler On The Roof, Les Mis, The Sound of […]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Featured|0 Comments

Do Performers Make The Best Music Teachers?

I had a wonderful opportunity to chat with Music Educator, Reese Barkhuizen last week and I wanted to share some of his ideas with you. So I interviewed this international concert pianist and teacher to get his thoughts on effective practicing, stage fright and why teachers with performance backgrounds might […]

By |August 1st, 2018|Arts Education Interviews|0 Comments

7 Ways To Create Connections With Your Arts Students

Whether you teach drama, dance, music or art there is some kind of magical connection that the arts provides that builds a bond between student and teacher. While this occurs naturally, there are very specific techniques that arts teachers can use to create stronger relationships with their students.

If you are […]

By |July 23rd, 2018|Featured|0 Comments

How To Talk To Your Kids About Their Art

Often when your little ones bring home a piece of art from school, camp or an after school activity it isn’t obvious what it is. So often what parents tend to do is say “oh wow…that’s such a great dog. Good job!” Then the child says “Mommy that’s not a […]

By |July 19th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments

21 Things For Educators To Remember For Back To School

The first day of any new program, whether it is a summer camp, after-school activity or the first day of school is an exciting and nerve-racking time for the children. They are eagerly anticipating meeting you (the adult responsible for them) and they are wondering so many things about you….Are […]

By |July 16th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments

Don’t Sabotage Your Artistic Career By Procrastinating

Today my blog post to you is a little bit more personal. As you read this, I am sitting in a writing workshop with my dear friend and mentor, New York Times best selling author, Raymond Aaron. He wrote many books including Chicken Soup for the Parents Soul and Double […]

By |June 7th, 2018|Marketing For Artists|0 Comments

7 Reasons Why Theatre Improv Teaches Leadership Skills

7 Reasons Why Theatre Improv Teaches Leadership Skills
1. THINKING ON YOUR FEET
Whether you are the C.E.O. of a company or you are working your first retail job, knowing how to think on your feet and tackle unforeseen circumstances is an important skill for any leader. As an adult, we have […]

By |June 5th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments