10 Skills Children Learn From The Arts That Help Them Succeed In Life

10 Skills Children Learn From The Arts That Help Them Succeed In Life
1. CREATIVITY
 Now more than ever, employers are looking for creative thinkers who can move their business forward, not just academic achievers who know how to maintain the status quo. Being able to think on your feet, approach tasks […]

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

6 TIPS FOR VALIDATING CHILDREN

6 TIPS FOR VALIDATING CHILDREN:
Are High Fives The Key To A Child’s Future Success In Life?
Have you ever seen someone walk out of room standing tall, with a big smile on their face and an air of self-confidence that almost feels infectious? Chances are they just received some sort of […]

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

Tipping The Validation Scale: How To Create Greater Self-Worth in Children

You’ve read the books and attended the workshops – you know how important it is to validate children. You know that you get what you focus on, so focusing on positives creates more positives while focusing on negatives creates more negatives. So my question for you is… how much are […]

By |May 15th, 2018|Featured|1 Comment

From School Shootings To Van Attacks When Will We Learn?

From school shootings to van attacks when will we learn that children learn what they live.

I live in Toronto, Canada and a few days ago we had a very unusual incident occur in our city – a van plowed through a major city sidewalk killing 10 people and injuring 14 […]

By |April 27th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments

Full STEAM Ahead: The Integrated Arts Approach of Studio 9

There are so many incredible schools that are arts-focused. They have figured out a way to provide all the core subjects, but still with a strong emphasis on the arts, which as far as I’m concerned is the way it should be! So many children do not find their place […]

By |July 29th, 2017|Arts Education Interviews, Featured|0 Comments

That Kid: The 5 Year Journey That Changed A Child Forever

On her first day of kindergarten she literally crawled around on hands and knees, meowing like a cat during our music class. She was that kid. The one everyone in the school knew by name by the second week of school. She was 5 – adorable and spunky – and […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Featured, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Find Your Tribe

Yesterday afternoon I hosted a pool party at my house. It was great fun for the kids, but, as many play dates are, it was really all about the moms having an opportunity to get together. We chatted about parenting and husbands, high school reunions and family vacations. We shared […]

By |July 13th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

The Arts ARE Academic – A Difficult Conversation with My Principal

I am the music teacher where my daughter, Chloe, goes to school, and most days I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love my school. I think we do things right most of the time. I completely trust that my daughter is in the hands of people who will do […]

By |April 30th, 2017|Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Relational Capital – How Much Do You Have?

Relational Capital – How Much Do You Have?
In my last post I mentioned that I was at a business conference, Mega Partnering. Well, I’ve been back for about a week and since the jet-lag is now behind me I am itching to share with you what I learned.

I had the […]

By |December 13th, 2012|Featured|2 Comments

What if Singing was Like Reading?

What if Singing was Like Reading?
I recently came across an article on the BBC website claiming that everyone has the ability to sing, even those who claim to be tone deaf. This surprised me and I wanted to dig deeper, because some statistics claim that up to 70% of the […]

By |December 6th, 2012|Featured|8 Comments