Category: Music & Art

Create a Smile

Create a Smile with Music Video Educational Arts Society seeks to create an atmosphere where students will examine who they are, how they got there, and where they choose to go in the future, through self-analysis, determination, courage and inner growth, coupled with a chosen musical skill-set that will provide a pathway to future job opportunities and positive societal values EAS Gives FREE Instruments … Read More Create a Smile


“God asked me to tell you that . . . everything will be alright from now on. Today, Jesus Christ visited your home.” Janice Slappy LEADERSHIP! KNOWLEDGE! COURAGE! GRACE! These four (4) words, coupled with a sense of humor and devotion, define Janice Slappy. Today, as we blink back the tears, let us remember yesterday, and the number of times we saw a half … Read More REMEMBERING JANICE SLAPPY



EDUCATIONAL ARTS SOCIETY CEO WALTER PARHAM PARTNERS WITH CARR CENTER AND DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS Founder and CEO Walter Parham takes off his suit, and “dons” his saxophone (Duane Parham) as he partners with music programs at Carr Center and Ramp-Up with the Detroit Public Schools.  Both programs focus on youth development in the areas of art and music.   In spite of a pandemic raging … Read More EDUCATIONAL ARTS SOCIETY CEO WALTER PARHAM PARTNERS WITH CARR CENTER AND DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS



YOUR VOTE MAKES A DIFFERENCE At no time in the history of this country, have we seen such an abuse of power, the trampling of the Constitution, failure to address COVID 19, divisiveness, lack of leadership and total disregard for the rule of law, as we have seen during the last three years.  Vote November 3rd or early voting to make a change. MOTOWN/DETROIT … Read More VOTE FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA



AMERICA IS ONE NATION We Are One Nation …Held in the Gospel of LOVE We Must Come Together . . . All Colors and . . . Stand Up for Our Ualues and Ideals Educational Arts Society EAS), a 501 c 3 nonprofit, is sponsoring  a “get out the vote” for the November 3, 2020, Presidential Election.   You are invited to participate.  Why are  we doing this?  Here … Read More VOTE FOR AMERICA

Saxophonist Duane Parham Scores Big at the Milestone Awards

Event Organizer  Brian Piccolo October 13, 2019 was a special celebration for many Michiganders!  They turned out in large numbers to memorialize hometown musicians past and present.  It was the Detroit 40 Year Milestone Celebration 2019.  Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Duane Parham was among the crowd and wowed them with skill, technique and soulful jazz!         “Fun! Food! and Friendship!” filled the air.  State … Read More Saxophonist Duane Parham Scores Big at the Milestone Awards

Voices of a Generation Telethon

Engaging music lovers, artists and entertainers in reaching out to young artists aspiring to become entertainers or music lovers, is at the core of the “Voices of a Generation Telethon.”   Educational Arts Society echoes the message world wide: “We need our youth to carry on the legacy of music … contribute to that legacy…” This video is a connection to … Read More Voices of a Generation Telethon

Year-End Donors – Are You One?

  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 … Read More Year-End Donors – Are You One?

Embracing Children in the History of Motown Music

  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 … Maurice … Read More Embracing Children in the History of Motown Music