Keeping the memory alive by creating musical “smiles with music” worldwide …
UMME Federation of Proteges … a Subsidiary of Educational Arts Society
The Federation consists of proteges and music lovers of those musicians who were unsung, but today are honored and appreciated for their musical contributions as horn players of Motown … that incredible sound that changed the world … Future musicians and mentors worldwide who will keep their memory alive…
What impact will the UMME have on youth in the Detroit area and worldwide? It will:
- Serve as a connection to the history of Motown.
- Become a model for aspiring young artists worldwide.
- Allow young theater artists to share stories of Motown horn players via radio in numerous countries.
- Permit proteges to give FREE music lessons to future proteges.
- Encourage mentors to make monetary and instrumental donations to future artists.
- Use puppetry as a tool to focus on Motown stories and contributions worldwide.
The UMME was founded by Saxophonist Duane Parham…
Students learned skill, professionalism and discipline from one of Motown’s greatest trumpeters … Marcus Belgrave … his horn is silent … but his music lives on …
Protege Master Percussionist and Engineer Carl (Butch) Small
Carl Small, Vice President of Productions, continues to travel worldwide with “The Temptations” and “Four Tops” and share his skills and techniques…
A child models the core values taught and seen in life experiences ….
Educational Arts Society has a “Three-Step Approach” to teaching positive life direction …
Children ask themselves three questions …
Who am I?
Where am I going?
How am I going to get there?
Core values are an essential element …
A Three-Step Approach to Life Discovery
A Three-Step Approach to Life Discovery provides a pathway of self-discovery, self-analysis, and self-development to youth from adolescence to adulthood that will aid them in making positive career choices, setting meaningful life goals, achieving those goals and establishing sound relationships.
Module One answers the question “Who am I?” by allowing the student to use his present vision and perception of himself as identification, but progressively moves him through a process of self-analysis that gives a new and increased view of himself upon completion.
Module Two answers the question “Where am I going?” by directing thought through a process of goal-setting, self-direction, investigation of life choices, selection of a temporary career, and by actually walking through career choices by tapping into positive family, community and peer activities and organizations.
Module Three answers the question “How will I get there?” through student practice and engagement by aligning himself with values that require commitment, acceptance of responsibility, performance of exercises that build self-esteem, exploration of what it means to feel safe and enjoy life, and identification of destructive behaviors and consequences. Self-evaluation occurs at the end of each module, but is an integral part of each module throughout its entirety. Click here to view the program.
One of the wisest generations in the twenty-first century, are seniors, which many cultures have labeled “thrown-away.”
Saxophonist Duane Parham admires their experience and honors their wisdom …
Parham’s visits are eagerly awaited and appreciated. He also feels a sense of gratitude when he sees the expressions on their faces as he enters the auditorium.
Music is the medicine of soul. Many terminally-ill patients have found comfort in songs about love and life …
Facts about seniors and music:
- Triggers memory and emotions.
- Improves Awareness and Concentration
- Prevents Many Patients from Shutting Down and Escaping Life and Reality.
- Generates Social Interaction.
- Increases Mobility and Co-ordination and Relieves Tension.
Cost: $150 to $250 Per Musician
Can you create a song in a senior’s heart or … rhythm in a senior’s step?
The “little lady” (Aunt Mabel) seated, lived to be almost 100 years old, but her grand-nieces surrounding her, clung to the wisdom and understanding she gave them. Nurturing is part of successful human development … let’s cherish our seniors.
Are you looking for a place for Mom? Select one where “live” music is part of the services provided …
It provides a total “brain workout.” Along with reducing anxiety, blood pressure, and pain, listening to music can improve sleep quality, mental alertness, mood, and memory …
Educational Arts Society (EAS) provides nursing facilities with musicians by:
- Contacting facilities desiring “live” music for seniors.
- Contacting musicians desiring to play at nursing facilities.
- Serving as a go-between musicians and facilities.
- Arranging with musicians to donate 40% of their services.
- Musicians are paid by EAS.
- Facilities and musicians may contact EAS for services.
- Donors may help pay musicians to play at senior homes.
- Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The best thing I did was place a saxophone in the hands of my boys!”
When supported by love, discipline and accountability, children find playing an instrument enables them to “mix” more effectively with others and increases their self-esteem.
Educational Arts Society is devoted to giving every child who expresses the desire to earn an instrument the opportunity to do so.
The violin … some say is the closest thing to the human voice … others say …the saxophone is the closest, both touch your soul.
Music has a healing effect. Playing an instrument is an explosive expression of humanity.
Creating a smile with music …
With help … this little guy can do it too …
When this six-year-old held the saxophone for the first time, his face lit up with joy and excitement! His Mom says he pressures her each week to get him to his lessons.
Placing an instrument in the “hands of a child” is why we give FREE instruments! Will you help by donating a new or used instrument. This is a small gift for you … but can set a child’s life in the right direction. Can you give?
Cost: $100 – $500. Click here.
Music touches the inner spirit … every child has it.
The rhythms of life are gifts to the world, coming in many shapes, sizes and minds. Let us fertilize those rhythms so that they sprout into melodies that last forever …
As we approach the end of year 2018, we reflect on the many “offerings of kindness” bestowed on Educational Arts Society–offerings you have placed in the collection boxes of the children we serve. We humbly thank you!
When children come into the world, parents have great dreams for them–dreams that the child will become a “musical star!” The throes of life send parents in different directions, but… with everybody pitching in , we can make success happen. That’s why nonprofits are so important … they help fill in the blanks! By doing so … society wins!
This video speaks to that thought.
As you are aware, many nonprofits get 30% or more of funding at the end of the year from donors like you … we are no different. What will you do? What can you do? Only you have the answers …
Our goal is to raise $5000 by year’s end. Can you assist us in attaining this goal? There are still objectives unreached and targets unmarked. Let’s look at a few:
- Four FREE lessons for one child – $100
- Five (5) instruments for five (5) children – $500
- Music Stands for Ten (10) children – $80
- Building Maintenance for Three (3) Months – $3000
Click here and make a donation. We cannot do this without you!
Making the sounds of Motown, the echos of today …
Reaching out to a new generation about the rich music history of Detroit … listen to the sounds of the 1970s…
As heart-warming as the many Motown songs are … they are incomplete without the instrumentation–without the horns of musicians who were never honored–musicians like the ones listed below …
The Funk Brothers
Guys like Eli Fontaine, Maurice Davis and the Funk Brothers help to solidify that sound and have been called “the unsung musicians of the Motown empire” …
The documentary, “The Unsung Musicians of the Motown Empire,”created by Saxophonist Duane Parham pays tribute to these unsung heroes …
It has impacted several communities with viewings in city libraries and locations–locations like...
Detroit Main Library
Rochester Hills Library
Assist us in taking the documentary to Detroit area schools … become a donor…
Need: $300.00 per school
Help us wrap Motown artists and their music around the hearts of children worldwide …
We would like to bring the documentary to your venue or organization, let us know how …
Contact us @ email@example.com or call 248 599 – 2827
CEO Walter Parham Pays Tribute to Paradise Valley