Andrew Ingkavet is an educator, author, coach and entrepreneur.
After graduating with a Bachelors of Music from NYU, he worked in all aspects of the music and media business and even a VJ for MTV-ASIA.
When his son Alejandro began asking for music lessons at 3 years old, Andrew discovered there were no teachers willing to accept him. Andrew’s life took a huge turn as he began devoting all of his energy to creating an age-appropriate curriculum available for young beginners.
With a wide angle of real life experience from composing to information design to journalism, Andrew has created a unique new approach for music education.
Today, the Musicolor Method is being taught to thousands of children around the world to instantly learn and gain the benefits of life skills through music.
We believe music education can be used as personal development leading to a more harmonious and compassionate world for all
To activate wonder, joy and life skills in children through music education
Give the gift of music to one million children in the next ten years through our tools, training and teachers.
Teacher and student focus
Our teachers (and students) believe:
Optimism - we are owners not victims in the world and can always see opportunities through the joyful lens of optimism. The glass is half full, not half empty. Where there is a will there is a way.
Integrity - There is congruence in everything we do. Our actions are the ground we stand on and we have congruence in mind, body and spirit.
Innovation - There is never a shortage of solutions. Just because it has been done one way for centuries does not mean we need to continue down that path. Change can be a force for good.
We are all composers Writing the songs of our lives Resonance souls made of sound Each a string on a cosmic harp echoing one great song that allows us to find our voice. This song, which we alone were born to sing, empowers us to warm hearts, light the path and guide us all to our true selves.
This is why we teach and learn to make music.
Andrew Ingkavet is an educator, author and entrepreneur.
His belief that learning a musical instrument builds skills vital to success in life has led to a thriving music school in Brooklyn, NY. Internationally, Andrew helps music teachers with the Musicolor Method®, an online curriculum/training he created for early childhood music education as well as a 5 star-rated book, “The Game of Practice: with 53 Tips to Make Practice Fun.” He is also founder of 300 Monks Music, a licensing company.
Born to Thai/ Chinese and Korean parents, it wasn’t easy for Andrew growing up in an all-white suburb. It wasn’t until he discovered rock music that he found a way to connect with his peers. At 14, Andrew started practicing guitar up to 9 hours a day eventually winning a scholarship to NYU for education / performance. The traits he learned through intense focus, practice and performance made a huge impact on his life and career and is what he shares with his clients, students and teachers.
As Andrew’s personal sense of limitations expanded he quickly grew from music marketing rep to actor off Broadway to television and film scoring & songwriting. In 1991 he was selected as one of the first on-air personalities for the new MTV-Asia based in Hong Kong. While there, Andrew’s curiosity with the new Internet led to his cofounding the first digital media agency in Asia, and upon returning to New York, joining several tech startups including Music Boulevard and agencies Digitas and FCB as Creative Director.
Andrew is a regular contributor to Teachwell, Music Teachers Helper and the Musicolor Method blogs. He has written for several music industry publications, has appeared on television MTV, CNBC, MSNBC and in print media AsiaWeek, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the South China Morning Post. He has guest lectured at film festivals, computer user groups, Toastmasters, NYU, Fordham and Brooklyn College. Andrew is available for comment and public speaking on life skills through music, why music matters and education reform.
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