What I believe
I believe there are children who have NO IDEA how music is actually created today. For 10 years as an elementary music classroom teacher, I not only taught my kids the fundamental elements of music, music theory, and music performance - I also taught them that technology plays a huge role in how music is made nowadays. Kids today have an innate interest in technology. Rather than allowing that to become a video game obsession, or a YouTube habit they can't break - I believe they can funnel that energy into exploring how to express themselves through music and music technology. I believe that there's a child who will experience Studio Time with Mr. B and go home with their entire future blown wide open. Years from now, there will be a new creative force in this world because a young child was exposed to creative possibilities they never knew existed.
Who I am
I am a nationally awarded educator, children’s choir director, public speaker, founder of Kinetic Development, and the creator of Studio Time with Mr. B. I have been a public school teacher for ten years in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools at Torrence Creek Elementary, and a private guitar teacher for nine years prior to that. I am a professional musician with over 25 years experience writing, recording, performing, and touring.
What I do
I travel to different schools all over, meeting wildly unique kids who go to school in wildly unique circumstances and teach them how music can impact their lives in unexpected ways. I also speak around the country at state music conferences, professional development sessions, and district workdays on various topics including: teaching general music to students with autism, unpredictable and joyful teaching, and songwriting for elementary music teachers.
To inquire about booking me for your state, district, or school event for students and/or teachers - please use the following information. I will get back to you as quickly as possible. Thanks!