REVA provides consultation services to a diverse clientele whose goals and values align with our own.
We Facilitate feasibility studies, launch new programs, lead workshops and curate concert series. Contact us to learn how we can help to achieve your vision.
Working with board of directors, reviewed data of successful jazz programs for adults and children in the bay area to create market niche. Proposed program which became Jam Camp West www.jamcampwest.com, a successful dance and music camp for children, designed specifically for 10-15 year olds of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. The camp, now in its tenth year, provides a contemporary curriculum for beginning through experienced campers in the redwoods of northern California.
Worked with director to design and implement comprehensive music program for grades 1-8 in free academic summer program for Brooklyn, New York public school students. Work included program/curriculum design, budget management, and teacher training & referral, leading to a Program includes culturally relevant introductory group music experiences in early grades, leading to beginning instrumental instruction and band. Free private music lessons and band through the school year are available for a more immersive experience. The program dovetails with the Horizons goals of creating experiences that enhance self-esteem, encourage social-emotional growth, build problem solving and critical thinking skills, and foster a lifelong interest in learning.
Worked with the City of Oakland Cultural Arts division, created a jazz camp parallel to their existing visual arts camp. Developed program, budget, staff, camperships, and training program.Targeted and recruited local young musicians from across an economic spectrum, with a focus on opportunities for youth from underserved communities, both as campers and staff. Worked with City of Oakland to create offshoot programs including a winter break jazz day camp in downtown Oakland.
Helped founder Khalil Shaheed set up youth jazz workshops in with City of Oakland in neighborhood recreation centers which later evolved to become the Oakland Jazz Workshops. Originally based on a model of small combos of the Kids Jazz Workshops in Berkeley, OJW became an independent non-profit and continues to serve Oakland youth providing instruction and a concert series for the community.
Working with a grant addressing the need for support for girls in the juvenile justice system, developed curriculum for Giving Girls a Voice program, in which incarcerated girls created music and lyrics for original songs and recorded them. Program was active in Contra Costa County and Oakland, CA for the two-year life of the grant.