The seed for Music.iLuv grew out of Melody’s love of children and music. She believes that technology can make complex skills – like learning to play music – easier and more engaging for digital-age children. That is grounded in her conviction that every kid is talented and deserves a well-balanced education that includes music and art.
Ricardo is not only your host for ‘Thanks For Sitting In’, he is the Founder of our parent company, Fermata Media Group LLC. In this episode, Ricardo talks about his life purpose, his “Why”.
Ernesto ‘Neto’ Portillo Jr is a respected journalist and columnist. An advocate for the unheard voices. He also has a love for the diverse music and cultural scene in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Unafraid to share his opinions on any subject makes this episode one that you’ll enjoy from start to finish.
Suicide among musicians and creatives is a growing issue. The stress of the industry, the lack of a support system and other factors add to the problem.Gina Gillis is the Southern Arizona Ambassador for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
This interview talks about how to get involved and where to seek solutions to mental health issues. We also talk about the events Gina is organizing and her love for punk music!
As someone who has been thru the paralyzing effects of depression caused by overwork, bad habits and emotional stress, Ricardo can speak to what to look for, who to seek help from and how to change your mindset and environment. It is a very personal issue for him. After seeing so many musicians and entertainers take their lives or have their careers stolen because of anxiety and depression, Ricardo is determined to give musicians the resources they need to control these symptoms.