The inspiration for i2i was based on two simple things. First, digital music technology is powerful and widely available. Second, the desire that Inda Eaton, Founder and Fearless Leader, saw in people. Many children and adults want to create and record their own music, but just don’t know how to do it. As a professional singer, songwriter and performing artist Inda brings a unique skill-set of real-world learning experiences to the i2i program. Aided by her band members and teacher friends, she designed an new educational program that complements current curriculum standards. Ideas to Inspire workshops and events connect directly with students to fuel their curiosity and ignite their passion for creativity. Through the exploration of ideas and self-expression students work together to write, record and mix a song idea in one session. Ultimately, multi-media productions of the finished creative projects are published to memorialize the authentic adventure for all participants (see projects case studies).
“From the age of six to fourteen I took violin lessons, but had no luck with teachers for whom music did not transcend mechanical practicing. I really began to learn only after I had fallen in love with Mozart’s sonatas. The attempt to reproduce their singular grace compelled me to improve my technique. I believe, on the whole, that love is a better teacher than a sense of duty.”