Music Educators Online-Learning Project (MEOLP) Composition
About the Author: Jake Douglass
As a teacher and educator, I possess a unique background having studied music, psychology, neuroscience, and yoga. This synergistic education has provided a well-rounded and experiential understanding of how humans acquire and integrate knowledge. In terms of my personal musical journey, I started playing flute at age 4, moved to piano, then to alto saxophone before finding my passion in drums and percussion. Playing music begets a transcendent presence that can only be experienced through a deep mind, body, and spirit connection, making learning an instrument an ideal catalyst for growth. That is the simple truth that drives me and the primary gift I want to impart to others. With Practicing Musician, I am creating truly equitable access to world-class music education so every child has the opportunity to participate in a music program that speaks to their specific expressive needs and expands their aesthetic sensibilities.