The Story Behind Bill Rossi Music & Merge

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 developed his teaching approach that ignites students' learning process, fans the flames of their creative spirit, and guides them to develop the inherent abilities that are fundamental to all learning.

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

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