After having taught piano in after school programs for about ten years, I decided it was time to go out on my own. I am trying to start an art and music school to help enrich those children whose parents cannot afford private lessons for them. They will have a better chance at getting accepted into college, will have better reading skills and math skills.
The trend is toward STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) schools which are gaining in popularity because of the information age. Several charter schools have arisen in my area and some are offering art or music to enhance the skills of the students.
My most advanced student is beginning to play easy versions of some of the classical songs, as well as some contemporary classic songs composed by Stephan Beneking from Berlin, Germany. He is one of the top ten composers on Sound Cloud. We are preparing for a recital in the spring 2015.
The RI Kids Create Music School will offer classes in crochet, knitting, book writing, and watercolor painting for children and adults. For more information, visit the site.