Troubadour Farewell, and Thanks

Dear Friend of Troubadour, Today we are writing to you to share news about upcoming changes at Troubadour, Inc. After thirty-six years of presenting literacy through the arts programs in schools, the co-founders, and the Board of Directors feel that the time is right for Troubadour, Inc. to close the doors and gracefully take our […]

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NHCS Narrative

My first ever Troubadour workshop…what a positive and encouraging sixty minutes! My own experience with after-school programming informed the design of this workshop for the Neighborhood House Charter School after-school staff. Together, we worked and played through a progressive sequence of literacy through movement activities. We reflected after each shared learning experience, talked over possible […]

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In Residence

Troubadour is currently in residence at the Charles Taylor School, Mattapan, and at the Neighborhood House Charter School presenting a series of After School Staff Development workshops. Invited by Principal Jennifer Marks, with welcoming support by the teaching staff, Troubadour is currently engaged as an arts partner with the Charles Taylor School in Dorchester. Troubadour […]

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Meet the Artist: Claire Gervais

Growing up, my favorite book was one called Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey. Maybe you know it? Back then, I didn’t know where this story was set, or even that it was based in truth. I didn’t know much about Boston, a place so removed from Sandpoint, Idaho that it could hardly be […]

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Why I serve on the Troubadour Board

I was lucky to have access from an early age to arts education. Reading poetry aloud, writing poetry & prose, singing, and acting out theatrical scripts gave me confidence and an outlet for creative expression. Unfortunately, many at-risk children do not have access to the arts in a comparable way. These children do not have […]

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Taste of Troubadour

On June 8th, 2014, we threw a Taste of Troubadour, a summertime party for friends of Troubadour. Guests met Troubadour Teaching Artists, heard two students give a poetry reading, and made music with the founders of Troubadour. President of the Board of Directors, Wallis Raemer remarked, It was wonderful to see so many Friends of […]

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Expanding Access to the Arts: Programs Mid-June Update

Currently, Troubadour is engaging students and teachers in the creative process developing literacy skills in urban underserved schools like the Neighborhood House Charter School and the Taylor School in Boston as well in several suburban schools in Norwood and Brookline. We do professional development workshops for teachers in these schools as well as after-school programs. […]

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Programs May Update

In the current educational climate, creativity in learning and teaching too often takes a back seat to standardized testing. However, research demonstrates that learning the strategies and habits of the creative process can have a significant impact on a child’s achievement in school and in life. Through the writing genres of poetry, prose, and song, […]

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