Month: September 2007

Jenny on Songwriting Workshops

The videoed performances really speak for themselves. Here are groups of kids with unique perspectives and connections to the world around them. Mark helps them express their ideas together and condense them into lyrics. Add Mark’s amazing off-the-cuff musical accompaniment,…

Dolores Pinto on Music Lessons

Mark Meritt began teaching piano to my 5-year-old son Adam in 1992. I knew Mark was an accomplished musician, but I don’t believe he had taught piano before. I was especially impressed with the logical, effective approach he took to…

More Than Yesterday

This song was written from scratch on September 16, 2007, during a Potluck Creative Arts Songwriting Workshop commissioned for Chapman’s Eighth Birthday Celebration. It took 120 minutes with breaks, starting only with “I’m older than I was yesterday” as the…

Welcome to the New Website

At long last, finally, Potluck Creative Arts has a proper home on the web! http://potluckcreativearts.com Along with the site comes a number of new and unique music, arts and creativity services offered by Mark S. Meritt. Many involve opportunities for…