Adam Calus is a professional musician and educator devoted to making people’s lives better through the art of music. Adam believes “music has the special ability to make us happier, more confident, inspired, and oftentimes the best version of ourselves. Through well-planned, engaging, and relevant education, I aim to help people have these types of experiences through music.” For 12 years, Adam has been a music educator in a number of different contexts. He has worked as a private teacher in founding his own music lessons business, Make Music Anywhere, he has volunteered as a music teacher for multiple public schools in Boston, and taught as the lead Music Teacher at the music program he revived at Charlestown High School (CHS), a Boston Public School. In his time as a public school educator, he was honored with the Berklee Urban Service Award for “enriching the education and artistic development of young musicians.” Adam has also been recognized by his state senator for his revival and support of Boston Music Education programming.
Currently, Adam serves as the Executive Director for Education Through Music – Massachusetts leading the organization in their mission: “Education Through Music-Massachusetts (ETM-MA) partners with under-resourced schools to provide music as a core subject for all children, and utilizes music education as a catalyst to improve academic achievement, motivation for school, and self-confidence. We build new music programs for schools who need us most. We are committed to keeping music alive in all MA schools, starting in Boston.” In addition to this, he has begun work as an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music, where he is excited to continue his journey in making music education experiences the best they can be for all.