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Frank Fitzpatrick

The Seeds Of Compassion: On The Path To Ending Slavery

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

Photo by Lisa Kristine When I was a child growing up in Detroit, my Irish Catholic mother tried to instill in me a deep respect for two principles: P...

Why Music: The Secret Sauce of Success

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

With all the evidence and examples of how early musical training can affect one's level of success, it should be a no-brainer that music be a prerequisite in every child's development and education.

WHY Music: Song of the Year

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

Music is like an exponential form of nutrition for the human race. While a good meal can feed a man for a day, a great song can feed a million souls for a lifetime. Imagine what the ripple effect might be if a million people were to share their Song of the Year today.

Why Music: Telling the Story of Music and the Mind

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

Meet Una Vida -- a jazz singer from New Orleans confronted with the daunting challenge of caring for herself as her mind and memory start to slip away...

The 3Ms Revolution: Three Keys to a Healthier, Happier Life

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

y adding these essential ingredients into your daily routine, you will set your mind, body and spirit on a path lined with greater vitality, happiness and creativity. Try the 3M's for 30 days and see how it transforms your relationship with the world around you.

WHY Music: Dharmony and the Essence of Who We Are

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

Music is a powerful form of alchemy that allows us to connect, on a deeply visceral and emotional level, to who we are and to our sense of belonging and purpose in the world. It even enables us to feel connected to the world we of the great unseen.

WHY Music: Piano & the Crypt -- Transforming the Energy of Space

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

The word spiritual comes from the Latin root, spiritus, which means, "to breathe life into." In that moment, however, the great halls of one of the world's most famous churches felt anything but spiritual.

Intelligence Having Fun: A Multi-Player Game to Re-Define Creativity

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Frank Fitzpatrick

I don't personally think video games will re-define creativity, but I do believe they can offer a whole new range of opportunities for people, especially those who might be intimidated or unengaged by more traditional pathways, to enjoy the experience of creative and musical expression.

WHY Music: Bridging the Cultural Divide

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

I had an amazing musical journey last week. While this isn't so uncommon for me, considering the abundance of opportunities I have to experience, cre...

WHY Music: Creativity and Music - The Next Evolution

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

We are clearly in good company when we speak to the necessity of fostering a child's creative development, and we embrace the essential role of music in cultivating that innate creative capacity within each of us.

WHY Music: The New Power Shake -- Blending Creativity, Well-Being and Learning

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Frank Fitzpatrick

What is great about the omnipotent ingredient of music is that music is the juice that can make it all work together: cognitive and social development, motivation and emotional engagement, and mindfulness and well-being.

WHY Music: Music With A Heart

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

My hope is that, after the glitter and glamor of Grammy week has faded, the spotlight can continue to shine bright on, and draw the world's attention to music's critical role in these other areas of our lives and society.

WHY Music: Songs in the Key of Life

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 03.22.2014 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

I remember, like it was yesterday, taking that road trip with my friends, Gerry & Marsha, to my hometown, Detroit, to hear Stevie Wonder perform at Cobo Hall.

Music and Gratitude: The Gifts That Keep On Giving

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
Frank Fitzpatrick

Moving through my heart and mind last night was more than just nostalgia or an entertaining musical evening; I found myself reflecting on the deeper meaning and quality of life.

WHY Music: Redefining the 'M' in STEM

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Frank Fitzpatrick

Why are music and the arts still looked upon as extra-curricular activities to basic elementary education? Why does the idea of funding these programs fall under the heading of charity or philanthropy?

WHY Music: Music Appreciation for the 21st Century

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

We are desperately in need of a new kind of music appreciation program -- one that offers everyone the "why" of music, impresses upon us its deeper values, and helps people better understand how we can most effectively harness its tremendous benefits and better integrate those into our daily lives.

WHY Music? Defining Who We Are Through Music

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

Maybe it is not only what we find in music that enriches our lives; rather what music helps us discover within ourselves.

Why Music, Part 10: Music and Film

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

Ever since my childhood in Detroit -- immersed in the sounds of Motown and classic Rock and R&B, music had been at the center of my life.

Why Music, Part 9: Music and Spirituality

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

Music is one of our most powerful gateways to connect to our spiritual nature -- our divine source -- the unseen, as well as to the universe around us and those other divine beings that inhabit it with us.

Why Music, Part 8: The Messenger

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

I see music as an essential component for the conscious awakening of the human race and the well-being of our planet. Music can help us as individuals to better cope with these external challenges and inspire us as a global community to come together in a more harmonious fashion.

Why Music, Part 7: Beyond Genre

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts
Frank Fitzpatrick

Although genres in music may be useful in helping us organize our song libraries, like any labels -- racial, cultural, artistic or spiritual -- genres can limit the potential to staying open to more encompassing visions and a greater sense of personal connection.

Why Music, Part 6: Music and Creativity

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

Music can help stimulate our imagination, one of the key components of the creative process. Listening to a song we love or fully immersing ourselves in a piece of beautiful music can shift our mood, create images in our mind, impact our limbic brain and open us up to new ideas.

Why Music, Part 5: Music and Education

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 02.02.2013 | Education
Frank Fitzpatrick

I can't help but wonder how many children are denied music education in America, either because it is unavailable, unaffordable or they are determined unworthy. It is both an injustice to our children and a threat to our future.

How Music Can Be Medicine

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

Whether we using music as a source of joy and inspiration, a medicine for healing deep wounds, a therapy for physical rehabilitation, or a lifeline for surviving trauma and loss, music is undeniably one of mankind's greatest healing modalities.

Why Music, Part 3: Music and Diplomacy

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

During a television interview following the recording, the show's host asked me this essential question: "In a region wrought with a history of so much war and hatred, can a song really make a difference?" My response was, "If music can't make a difference, I don't know what can."