BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS NETWORK
The idea behind BA Productions Network came from Mr. B. Brooks's experiences as a student, educator, and musician. In Mr. B.'s elementary school days, he always had to learn by rote—the teacher would tell him the information, he would memorize it, regurgitate it on a test, and then forget it. He never actually understood ways to apply the knowledge he was being fed. It was Mr. B.'s mother who initially introduced him to music in an attempt to keep him away from the grime of the ghetto. At his young age, Mr. B. was unaware of the impact music would have on his life. The skills that he developed while struggling to become artistically proficient increased his appetite for learning and changed the way he looked at the world. Later in his adult life, Mr. B. saw the way that music affected him personally, and realized the potential in linking music with kinesthetic learning methods. It was not until he began to add music to his teaching style that he was able to make such a powerful impact on students and felt as if they not only heard the information, but also looked forward to using it.
As a trained musician and an educator, Mr. B. Brooks has had the opportunity to share his acquired strategies with students, musicians, and fellow educators. Through BA Productions Network, he hopes to touch many more people throughout the world. Mr. B. has made a study out of growing, and has shown that enjoying the process of growing every day is the key to success.