DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
The heart of our statement comes down to REAL people. The INDIVIDUAL people in our lives that we want to leave this world a better place. My diversity and inclusion work is dedicated to a little girl that not only learns piano, but calls me aunt, Amber. I want to leave the world better for J.
J., this page is dedicated to you...
We believe that an audaciously excellent piano experience is for everyone. Play the songs you love. For you. For your health. For life.
That purpose and our inclusion of “everyone" directly connects to our inclusivity value.
We value diversity in client experience, freelance hires, coach/consultant hires, and an inclusive working environment.
We strongly believe that working with people of differing backgrounds strengthens the piano experience and allows for innovation at the highest level.
Music has led the way in our culture for positive cultural impact and we look forward to leveraging our influence for positive societal change.
We recognize that there is still work to be done in championing underrepresented groups. This includes but is not limited to: race, age, color, sex, national origin, religion, mental or physically differently-abled, and others.
Racial & Ethnicity inclusion work:
*Racial Reconciliation & Unity intensive training experience.
*Ongoing Diversity and Inclusion education and workshops.
*Diverse and inclusive clients, freelance, and consultant hires.
Differently-abled inclusion work:
*Training in differently-abled piano adaptations specifically in specialized reading such as dyslexia, autism, and sight modifications. Including those modifications for students.
*Piano curriculum publication that uses the dyslexia font and reading modifications for struggling readers. Part of a wider dyslexia curriculum.
*Differently-abled curriculum creator & workshop speaker.
* Compassion International child advocacy to eliminate child poverty, champion education, and support indigenous leadership.
* Anti-trafficking efforts supporting Love146 to end present-day slavery.
WHERE WE ARE GOING
While we are proud of our past efforts, we recognize the opportunity ahead. We still have work to do. We regularly track our improvement in these three areas.
*Diversity and inclusion training to be ongoing, regular, and scheduled. Act upon recommendations made.
*Track percentage of underrepresented groups in composers and performers in the piano curriculum. Improve the metrics in this area.
*Track percentage of diversity in clients, freelance hires, & consultants. Improve the metrics in this area.