Through my association with Young Audiences and the Teaching Artist Institute I have broadened my perspective on how teaching the history of acoustic Blues can make the curriculum’s history, music, and language arts details come alive. With arts-integrated teaching, students experience that learning can be engaging and fun.
Curtis is a talented multi-instrumentalist, roots musician, and educator. His performances keep the tradition of acoustic American roots music alive and demonstrate the origins of modern Rock and Hip Hop for students. Curtis has three critically-acclaimed CDs and is passionate about passing this musical heritage down to the next generation.
Curtis had great rapport, energy, enthusiasm, and a love for his subject. He connected with both students and teachers. He exhibited great knowledge of his subject and made connections with contemporary genres. He had good audience control.
Jane, Teacher, Gilman School Lower
He made a history lesson come alive with music!
Elaine, Teacher, Sharp Leadenhall
What a kind and wonderful person Curtis Blues is! He has so much valuable information for the kids to learn. He kept the children so engaged while learning!
Tammy, PTA, Bodkin Elementary school