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If you're a musician looking for arts mentoring teaching tools that legitimize the arts as an effective educational or therapeutic approach, click here.

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A 1971 graduate of Boston's Berklee College of Music, Bill Rossi taught on the Berklee faculty, performed throughout the US, ran a private teaching studio, and founded and directed an arts nonprofit that served over 2,500 challenged youth and adults (resume / details).

As a creative learner, Bill struggled under traditional teaching methods - he eventually realized that the problem wasn't with him but with the way he had been taught, and that his experience was a common one for creative people.

Through self-inquiry and observation he began to understand how he personally learned, and created his arts mentoring approach that develops an authentic teacher/student relationship to ignite the student's learning process, fan the flames of the creative spirit, and guide the student to develop the inherent abilities that are prerequisites to all learning.

Rossi authored a teachers' guide on his arts mentoring approach Venturing Together: Empowering Students to Succeed and arts mentoring software SETS: Student Evaluation & Tracking System. He is currently returning to recording and performance.

This video documents the arts mentoring nonprofit Bill founded and directed from 1994-2012: