• Music enhances learning and development ...

    CBC was created by education and music industry veterans to bring music into children's lives.
  • Project success leads to children's success ...

    CBC organizes, implements and oversees music-based programs from start to finish.
  • Local Projects. Local kids. Local impact.

    CBC executes music-based programs for children through well-managed projects.
  • Music opens educational doors ...

    CBC is helping kids and young adults learn through music-based programs.
An innovative-thinking, problem-solving organization created by education and music industry veterans to bring music into the lives of children ...
We bring music-based programs into the lives of young children and those with special needs to improve their educational, social and learning potential ...

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From Our Blog

  • Wanda's First Words!

    Here’s Wanda’s Story, one of our favorite illustrations of the power of connecting special needs kids with music-based programs. Read More
  • We’ve Arrived at Blogosphere!

    We’re feeling a bit like passengers carried by a starship to some new planet called Blogosphere, where we’ve disembarked to join millions of established pioneering settlers. Read More
  • Counting Kids In...

    CreativeBridge Coalition (CBC) began as a retirement project for us (Bill & Dan) – something that we could do together while living in time zones four hours Read More
  • The Cost of Doing Business

    This summer we had an encounter with a foundation representative who, after reviewing our grant application, called us to seek clarification. Read More
  • Philanthropy Thoughts

    If you type ‘U.S. philanthropy re special needs kids’ into your search engine, you’ll find a collection of organizations that seem to do what CBC does: Read More

Count Me In, Vista Del Mar

It’s been a challenging year for CBC’s Count Me In project at Vista Del Mar. Following last spring’s highly successful pilot project (Jan. – May 2013), we dove into the new school year with the CUP... Read More

Count Me In, Rich Center

We’ve had a really great second year at the Rich Center. This year’s Count Me In group consisted of very young students (ages 6-8) and our local instructor, Jon Dean, had a ball… Read More

Count Me In, Lanterman

Lanterman is our longstanding project serving the largest number of students annually (more than 30), and this third consecutive year may have been our best yet! Thanks to Lanterman’s Principal, Christina Cisneros, our Count Me In… Read More

Count Me In, Fairhaven

Our initial year at Fairhaven has been both successful, from a program evaluation perspective, as well as a real joy thanks to Principal, Rosanne Morell, her staff, and the parents and students…Read More