Make A Difference With Music

I believe each of us can do something to make the world a better place. My gift is music and I would like to use my gift to help create a world where every child has access to education.

I was blessed with a good education. When I was a child, I was fortunate to have parents who read to me and encouraged me to read. As a musician, I have been an advocate for using the arts to enrich a student’s educational experience and in particular to teach language arts.

In the process, I have followed and supported the development and growth of a stellar Chicago non-profit organization called Reading In Motion. Founded in 1983 by a couple of Chicago musicians who identified a need, they used their creative energies to focus on finding a more effective way to teach at-risk primary grade level children how to read. Their organization has created an innovative curriculum, which uses the arts to teach reading, that has moved it to the forefront of literacy education.

I am proud to support this organization and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of every digital download and physical CD, ordered through my website links below, directly from my Bandcamp merchandise site, or purchased from me at my live performances, will be donated to Reading In Motion. We can all make a difference, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. Let’s join together and support every child’s need to read!

Read more about the organization here:

Reading In Motion
Reading In Motion’s mission is to get every at-risk student reading at or above grade level within the first years of school through the power and discipline of the arts. To accomplish this we partner with schools and teachers to create and deliver an innovative, supplemental reading program that uses music and drama to engage students. Reading In Motion is currently in 140 Chicago-area classrooms and has helped more than 45,000 students since it was founded in 1983.

Currently, I have the following CDs available for purchase: Geography, Linda Tate Music 2013; We Belong Together, Southport 1996; Time, Seasons and the Moon, Southport 2000; and We Speak Duke, Southport 2003. Recently, I have completed the first three songs of a new collection, Map of the Heart, which you can download. Order any or all of these today and you will gain as you give!

Spread some love, light, and good cheer and keep some for yourself!

When you order one of the physical CDs, you also will receive an immediate digital download of the album.

Please share this idea with anyone you feel may be interested. Bring beautiful music into your life and the lives of friends and loved ones, and at the same time, do something which benefits our society. We live in community and in order to sustain our community it is up to each of us to contribute what we can. Mother Teresa spoke these life changing words: “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.”

Please check out my music in the Sounds & CDs section of this website. On the Buy CDs page you can order CDs securely online.

Thank you and may your life be filled with peace, love, good health and abundance.


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