Little Known Secrets of Arts-Based Learning

A Real Value for Student, Business, and Organizational Success in a Challenging World

​“Imagination is Everything…”

“The ability to imagine things pervades our entire existence. It influences everything we do, think about and create. It leads to elaborate theories, dreams and inventions in any profession from the realms of academia to engineering and the arts. Ultimately, imagination influences everything we...

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The Arts Teach the Beauty of Imperfection

The arts teach one how to look at problems in life and succeed. Learning to successfully move through problems is an important soft skill everyone needs if they are to achieve their goals. I’ve always been intrigued by this 17th century haiku by Japanese poet and samurai, Mizuta...

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We Need People Who Think Creatively

“We need people who think with the creative side of their brains—people who have played in a band, who have painted…it enhances symbiotic thinking capabilities, not always thinking in the same paradigm, learning how to kick-start a new idea, or how to get a job done better, less expensively.”...

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"Creativity Thrives Within Structure"

"In limits, there is freedom. Creativity thrives within structure." ~ Julia Cameron This quote by Julia Cameron reminds all of us that structure doesn’t dictate, but rather adds value, no matter what we’re doing. Several years ago, I attended a symphony concert that featured violinist...

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Music Teaches the Power of Silence

It’s easy to underestimate the power of silence. In today’s noisy world, silence is something that isn’t easily mastered. People tend to feel uneasy when there’s a pause in the flow of sound or movement. Many feel the need to turn on the radio every time they get in their car. And when they’re...

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Deeper Learning In Band and Orchestra

Many years ago, I met a young musician who told me a story I’ll never forget. If you have ever wondered about the value of the arts, her story shows how the arts provide an opportunity to learn how to live a more creative and successful life. Students, families, and impassioned, innovative,...

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Added Value of Arts Aware Employees

Businesses and organizations experience an array of rapidly changing and increasingly complex challenges. Today’s world demands that we think in new ways. More than ever, it’s an environment that requires creativity and innovation. If we are to succeed, we must lead with openness and...

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Little Known Secrets of Arts Based Training

Arts-Based Learning: A Real Solution for Business and Organizational Success in A Challenging World Today’s world demands that we think in new ways. More than ever, we live in an environment that requires creativity and innovation. If you are to succeed, you must have the ability to use big...

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