About the Lotus Arts Foundation

Artist Statement

Cary Valentine provides musical residencies and after school programs for students of all ages, as well as professional development workshops for teachers, musicians, and organizations. Cary is a Berklee College of Music graduate who was awarded “most outstanding percussionist” and has performed, recorded, taught and toured throughout the world.

My gifts bring an inspiration and passion encouraging students to develop their own unique creative musical expression. I perform in “The Celebrating Music Around The World” program in elementary schools throughout the USA and are the house band for the Russell da Rooster kids TV show filmed in Hanapepe.

I am dedicated to fostering a musical Renaissance within schools by enriching children’s musical horizons instrumentally and culturally. I expose them to an impressive array of songs, instruments and musical styles from around the world, building children’s confidence in performance, songwriting, and overall musicality.  I have brought musical programs and presentations to thousands of children throughout the USA, and have seen students’ eyes sparkle as they become captivated by the vibrant music, and as a result many teachers and students have been inspired to express themselves musically.

Artist Biography

Cary Valentine provides musical residencies and after school programs for students of all ages, as well as professional development workshops for teachers, musicians, and organizations. Cary is a Berklee College of Music graduate who was awarded “most outstanding percussionist” and has performed, recorded, taught and toured throughout the world. Cary’s love for the arts extends to writing and narrating audio books. He produced and narrated the Divine Inspirations of Florence Scovel Shinn for Audio Literature.

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About the Artistic Teaching Partner Roster

The Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) Roster is an adjudicated directory of Hawai‘i professional teaching artists qualified to conduct in-depth residencies in educational settings. Each artist or arts organization has a page in the directory with contact information, a short bio, and an artist statement. The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts draws from this roster for arts education programs including Art Bento at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum and Artists in the Schools.