Curriculive is an interactive, interdisciplinary, curriculum embedded in a series of animated storybooks with the powerful addition of live performances that enable classroom teachers – not music teachers — but classroom teachers to easily and simply integrate music into their regular lesson plans, whether they are teaching Math, Science, English or Social Studies.
Curriculive can be life altering for children for through it’s revolutionary integration of music into any subject it has the capacity to improve math, science and reading scores and to turn bored disinterested students into passionate hungry learners. We call it Curriculive because it brings learning to life by helping students develop an emotional connection with all their subjects.
The Curriculive Team members are thought leaders, community builders and artist disrupters. Barbara Siesel is a Juilliard trained musician, entrepreneur and educator who left her university position to dedicate herself to bringing classical music and music education to children. Keith Torgan is an award winning author, songwriter, guitarist, actor, storyteller and entrepreneur. Emily Thomson Schweer is an award winning educator, curriculum writer and musician.
Every single day there’s a new article about how music education aids cognitive development and every single day there’s a school system that cuts its music program. We’ve seen this first hand — we’ve been touring the country for 11 years presenting our award winning live programs to thousands of children and because the results have been so extraordinary we feel it’s important to make Curriculive available to millions more children around the world.
This coming school year there will be 2 Curriculive prototypes in action. One that ties English Language Arts to music and one that ties Social Studies to music. One in the elementary schools and one in the High Schools. One based on a fairytale and one based on significant historical events. We’ve heard from the many teachers in our pilot programs in Chicago, New York City and Florida that the children love learning this way and the teachers love teaching this way.
Curriculive was created with the intention of helping children become innovative, thoughtful, creative thinkers in this rapidly changing world and we’re pleased to be part of it.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Curriculive email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.