Boulder Creek Academy Commercial Music Class Bursting at the Seams
Boulder Creek Academy, a therapeutic boarding school serving ages 13 through 18, weaves coeducational, fully accredited academics into a relationship-based therapy program and welcomes struggling students. Boulder Creek is excited to share about its interest and involvement in the current commercial music program.
Science and music teacher Frank Foderaro shares this resounding excitement. “We are bursting at the seams! This is a good thing! It means we can offer more music classes in the future. We opened the music room for students to practice during lunch time and the room has been packed with at least 8 students every day. There are students who don’t play an instrument but want to learn, asking to participate in the music class. Students are forming groups to perform together while learning to get along, communicate, and build positive relationships.” Students are learning to play the bass, sax, guitar and piano.
Frank advocates for the opportunities the students have with the commercial music class, citing that this uses both sides of the brain. The benefits abound. “Music provides a purpose for our students. It gives them an avenue to be creative, learn and discover a place to express themselves, however, they might feel, in a positive way.”
Whether students are brand new to music classes, or students are advanced musicians, this class offers something for everyone. Students have formed a group, and have had the opportunity to perform, using the PA system, incorporating what they have learned with Mac Pro Tools, and Pro Logic. Frank hopes to incorporate music into his science classes, such as “The Physics of Music” in the near future.
About Boulder Creek Academy
At Boulder Creek Academy, students rediscover their academic and social confidence. The key to our success is that we reignite our students’ belief in themselves by utilizing time-tested and proven methods. Students begin to experience academic achievement, regain self-esteem, learn to embrace their uniqueness and become capable learners who are confident in themselves. Each day at Boulder Creek Academy is purposefully designed to maximize experiences that allow students to practice social skills, improve self-worth and develop healthy identity, benefit from therapeutic learning and to have fun.
Boulder Creek Academy has been creating a therapeutic learning environment for high school students ages 14-18 with anxiety, depression, untapped academic potential, interpersonal relationship difficulties, limited executive function skills and overlooked strengths and talents for more than 25 years.