Archive for February, 2015

The Power of Improvisation

Posted on: February 19th, 2015 by monikaherzig

According to Forbes, employers currently value creativity as the single most important trait in an employee.  Everyone is looking for ideas and unique solutions to problems as ideas drive our current economy. Hence, the role of education has changed too. Rather than being facilitators of knowledge, teachers need to help their students develop their creativity and ideas. (more…)

Women’s History Month Celebrations

Posted on: February 12th, 2015 by monikaherzig

It’s become a tradition for me to lead a variety of gatherings of fantastic jazz women during March, which officially is Women’s History Month. There is no shortage of talent far and wide and putting these celebrations together is incredibly rewarding.  The goal is to not only showcase some of the amazing musicians near and far, but also music written by women that might not be as familiar as it should be. (more…)