New Orleans, LA – Future Factory has announced an investment in Sessions, an innovative music program designed to enrich the lives of children through a songwriting-based curriculum created by the former Sony artist, Lauren Bruns.
Sessions offers group classes in songwriting and guitar as well as private sessions in songwriting, guitar, piano, and voice. The groundbreaking curriculum is an educational tool that encourages both critical and creative thinking through exercises in songwriting technique. Theme, song structure, rhyme scheme, musical genres, and parts of the song, are just some of the fundamentals learned in the Sessions songwriting class. Sessions has its own recording studio and plans to add additional classes in music production and performance.
Ms. Bruns developed her successful curriculum over two years, working privately with students and in the enrichment programs of five private schools across Los Angeles. She has a unique talent for fostering creativity in children. Her classes, taught in a nurturing and open environment, support collaboration as well as independent thinking.
Sessions Fulfills a Market Need
With a 50% cutback in music and arts programs in the Los Angeles and Santa Monica Unified School Districts (Dec. 2009 Costa Contra Times) in the 2010-11 school year, supplemental music education programs are needed more than ever. As an art-centric, progressive city, Los Angeles is the ideal location for a music education company such as Sessions to achieve privately what the school system cannot afford to offer. With over 300,000 people employed by the entertainment industry and an estimated growth of 14% in the ten years between 2008 and 2018, schooling in arts, music, and theater is more vital than ever and considered by Los Angeles families to be an important component of a well-rounded education.
Sessions has the unique advantage of having access to hundreds of students through its network of private schools. The program is currently offered at Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences (Santa Monica), Mirman School (Brentwood), The Center for Early Education (Beverly Hills/West Hollywood), St. James Episcopal School (Hollywood) and the Oakwood School (North Hollywood). The opening of the Sessions studio has made it possible for parents to opt for classes outside of the school environment.
Future Factory is a private portfolio of long-term investments in emerging companies across a wide range of industries with a concentration in health care. For more information, visit www.futurefactory.com.