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A couple of weeks ago, I posted the TED conference video by Anita Collins in a blog post called Why Do We Study Music? It received a lot of positive feedback and has been one of my top posts. The more I think about this topic, the more I am concerned with the education my children will be receiving when they begin school in a couple of years.

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

Don’t get me wrong, knowledge about science and math is important, but if a student can’t learn how to take that knowledge and create something new and exciting, does it matter? I have been reading a lot of articles and I wanted to continue to share them with you. If you have any other articles, please share them with me. I will be creating a STEAM page on this website with all of the collected links and resources.

STEM to STEAM – Recognizing the Value of Creative Skills in the Competitiveness Debate by John Tarnoff

New Law Aims to Measure School Creativity by Owen Boss

Stem To Steam Website

From STEM to STEAM: Science and Art Go Hand-in-Hand by Steven Ross Pomeroy

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Dave Gerhart

Dave Gerhart

Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager, Percussion for Yamaha Corporation of America and Lecturer of Percussion at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU, Long Beach, is a nationally recognized performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Gerhart, originally from Fairfield, California, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach.
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