Craig Cortello,

The "Business Musician" Speaker, Trainer, & Featured Author

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"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity"

- George S. Patton

U.S. General

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up."

- Pablo Picasso, Artist

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower"

- Steve Jobs, CEO

Apple & Pixar

Everything We Needed to Know About Business

We Learned Playing Music

(Publication Date September 15, 2009)

by Craig M. Cortello, The "Business Musician"


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For additional information regarding Everything We Needed to Know About Business, We Learned Playing Music, including review copy requests, author speaking engagements, and editorial inquiries, contact:

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 Applied to Business, Education, and Life


Speaking Events

Sept. 8

ThatRadio's "Liquid Lunch," Toronto, CAN (remote radio) 

Sept. 19

KXAN Austin (NBC) (live in studio)

Sept. 22

News 12 Connecticut's "Education Conneticut Education Notebook" (live in studio TV)

Sept. 23

FOX Business Network's "Money for Breakfast" in NY (live in studio TV)

Sept. 24

University of Connecticut Music Undergraduate program

Sept. 30

WZTV's (FOX) "Tennessee Mornings Nashville, TN (live in studio TV)

Oct. 27

(Date Pending)

WGN Midday in Chicago (live in studio TV)

Nov 5th

Georgia Music Teachers Association Conference



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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."

- Plato, Philosopher

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

- Albert Einstein

"Music is a more potent instrument for education than any other - And children should be taught music before all else."

- Plato, Philosopher


"The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail."

- Edwin H. Land

Inventor Polaroid Camera


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