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The Entrepreneurship of Being In The Arts

I’ve had the unique
opportunity of having a 20 year career in arts education as well as over 7
years working with successful entrepreneurs in business and marketing. What
I’ve discovered is such an interesting connection between the two fields. The
big realization is that they ARE connected!

All artists are
entrepreneurs, but unfortunately most of […]

By |July 7th, 2020|Arts & Business, Featured|0 Comments

Creativity in a Time of Crisis – 5 Reasons Why Creativity Is Important Right Now

The coronavirus pandemic has
brought about countless videos on social media of parody songs, musical
performances and creative uses of time. I don’t know about you, but watching
these videos have brought a sense of joy and laughter into our home during a
time when darkness is the prevailing force.

What do I mean by […]

By |June 16th, 2020|Featured, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Monkey See, Monkey Do: Who Are Children Mimicking?

Monkey See, Monkey Do: Who Are Children Mimicking?
Monkey see, monkey do, is a saying derived from the 1920’s that refers to the act of mimicry, usually with limited knowledge and/or concern for the consequences.

I’ve worked with kids for 20 years and it is very clear that children take on the […]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Featured, Parenting|0 Comments

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