When Lilburn Middle School’s orchestra director, Julian Gonzalez came to see Adam Crane at his teaching studio in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the Quest project was born. Julian came for string teaching guidance, although an experienced saxophone and flute player who has served as a music educator for a lifetime, Julian wanted to give his kids more!
What began as extensive outlines investigating each and every string playing technique, along with guiding Mr. Gonzalez and his classes, the Quest has grown into something much greater than ever imagined. It is true that Adam had always said that one day he would honor the requests made by colleagues, students and parents, and write a string teacher’s guide and put his method in writing. But, why?
Adam Crane has been in the classical music world as a performer, professor, advocate, conductor, composer, lecturer, curriculum consultant, and educator of students age 3 – 93+ (yes, really), and has been listening! Listening to what?
For decades, Adam has been focusing his attention to listening more keenly to what his students and their families have been saying — How classical music was a dying art that is suffering greatly, downsized to the point of non-existence in main stream education. Refusing to accept this, he began to think, and create.
The consensus is that many people have forgotten that learning music, elevates all learning, and in turn, society is improved. Music serves as a dynamic vehicle which increases communication, develops human compassion, fosters multi-generational cooperation, and infuses confidence in all learning. The Quest brings new life to the enjoyment of exploring timeless knowledge and expanding it! The Quest presents materials in a game-structured format, bringing total immersion in the process of learning for everyone – students, educators, experts and all music lovers.
Cooperative Engagement Through Discovery!
Over a dozen charismatic and knowledgeable musical characters serve as your teaching team as the faculty. These friendly Concept-Characters present all material in creative ways that motivate and challenge everyone to challenge themselves to reach mastery. In his heart, the author knew that something powerful was needed in order to keep music alive and has dedicated over 100,000 hours over many years on the project.Music is integral to main stream curriculum, reaching the learner, which transcends to greater community harmony too. This is what was behind the creation of the Quest and continues to propel its success!