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What We Do

CreativeBridge Coalition (CBC) is an innovative-thinking, problem-solving organization created by education and music industry veterans whose goal is to bring music into the lives of children. CBC helps kids (birth through nine years of age and those with special needs up to 21 years of age) learn through effective music-based programs. We connect caregivers, philanthropic donors and music providers who seek meaningful music-based programs for children through well-managed projects. We organize, implement and oversee the programs from start to finish to ensure high quality results for our projects.

Often caregivers of young children and those with special needs are busy with day-to-day operational activities and don’t have the bandwidth to conceptualize and develop music-based enrichment programs for their clients.

In some cases, companies or organizations wish to initiate philanthropic projects but lack the expertise needed to identify or create an appropriate music-based program.

Additionally, cutting-edge music-based program providers often have difficulties finding new locations where clients can benefit from their proven programs.

CreativeBridge Coalition uses its 501(c)(3) status to bring these groups together around shared goals and aspirations that bring music into the educational process of children's lives.

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CBC participation in

Contemporary Urban Percussion curriculum between January-May 2013, resulted in many students at the Vista Del Mar school having successfully improved their focus, concentration and memory; developed better problem solving and active listening skills; improved their social skills and abilities to work with others; and learned new musical and rhythm skills.
-CreativeBridge Coalition, Count Me In, Vista Del Mar End-of-Year Report, 2013

Rhythmic Arts Project curriculum during the 2012-2013 academic year, students at The Rich Center for Autism improved their measures of health and wellness, learning and development, music learning and participation, and socialization/social inclusion.
-CreativeBridge Coalition, Count Me In, Rich Center End-of-Year Report, 2013

Rhythmic Arts Project curriculum during the 2012-2013 academic year, students at Lanterman High School improved their health and wellness, learning and development, music learning and participation, and socialization/social inclusion.
-CreativeBridge Coalition, Count Me In, Lanterman End-of-Year Report, 2013

Music Teaches, Music Heals, Music Matters

Scholars and researchers have studied the impact of music on education for years, and evidence shows that children benefit from it in a variety of ways such as language development, increased IQ and improved test scores, among others. According to an article in PBS, “The Benefits of Music Education,” learning music facilitates learning other subjects and improves skills that children use in other areas. One benefit of music-based education is that musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language. According to Dr. Kyle Pruett, clinical professor of child psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, the relationship between music and language has social advantages to young children.

Additional research finds that the brain of a musician works harder than that of a non-musician. Dr. Eric Rasmussen, chair of the Early Childhood Music Department at the Peabody Preparatory of The Johns Hopkins University found that children involved in music have larger growth of neural activity than those who aren’t involved in music. Overall, evidence through the decades has reported that music can improve children’s abilities in learning and improving other non-music related tasks.