Performing Arts educator Chris Duncan will team with Brian Tracy and several leading experts from various industries to release the new book, “UNcommon” by CelebrityPress.
Frisco, TX – January 15, 2015 – Chris Duncan, founder of the Frisco School of Music and Musical Arts Schoolhouse, has joined a select group of business experts and entrepreneurs from around the world, along with best-selling author and business development expert Brian Tracy, to co-write the forthcoming book titled, UNcommon: Common Sense but Uncommon Knowledge from Today’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals to Help You Lead an Extraordinary Life of Health, Wealth and Success. Nick Nanton, Esq. along with business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., the leading agents to Celebrity Experts® worldwide, recently signed a publishing deal with each of these authors to contribute their expertise to the book, which will be released under their CelebrityPress™ imprint.
It was through some ups and downs with her own children that Chris Duncan realized how different all children are with their motivation to learn to play the piano and other instruments. It led to some innovative thinking on how to inspire them and develop their skills and interests. This was the foundation for her thinking when she opened up the Frisco School of Music in 2000, offering group and private music lessons for many instruments and to children of all ages and levels, plus Rock Band School and pre-ballet dance classes.
In 2009, Chris and her business partner Steve South, founded Musical Arts Schoolhouse. This program has really become the foundation and signature of all Chris’s achievements in the performing arts and her natural love of everything associated with it. What makes this school unique is that the Preschool and Kindergarten teaches a deep understanding of core academics through music, art, dance, theatre and Spanish to children ages 3 through 6.
Frisco School of Music and Musical Arts Schoolhouse have over 45 teachers, dedicated administration support staff, and over 950 students. The blueprint that Chris and Steve have created is one that continues to grow, giving quality education and performing arts options to the many students who are enrolled as they expand to include musical theatre, acting and drama, art and mixed media classes, and dance classes for all ages.
A portion of the royalties earned from UNcommon! will be donated to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes.
UNcommon: Common Sense but Uncommon Knowledge from Today’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals to Help You Lead an Extraordinary Life of Health, Wealth and Success is tentatively scheduled for release in Summer 2015.
More About Chris Duncan:
Chris Duncan has loved playing the piano on the very first day her fingers first touched those ivory keys, and she knew that she wanted to be a teacher and help others embrace exploring their gifts through learning. Piano and education were a natural fit and one that inspired her to obtain her B.A. degree in Piano Pedagogy and Music Theory from Michigan State University in 1978. In 1997 she also obtained the highest level of certification that can be achieved with the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association.
Chris believes strongly in family involvement in continued learning and always brings enthusiasm, energy, and a joyful love of teaching to everything she is involved in. Today, Chris lives in Little Elm, TX and has two grown sons, one who is a jazz pianist.
Notable Awards and Accomplishments:
- Licensed Preschool Director, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
- NCTM Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Permanent Certificate, Music Teachers National Association – Piano, Theory
- Founding, Charter Member of the Carrollton Music Teachers Association
- Member, Texas State Music Teachers Association
- Member, Music Teachers National Association
- Member, Texas Licensed Childcare Association
- Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, National Board Member 1995-1997
About Celebrity Press™:
Celebrity Press™ is a leading business, health and wellness book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields. CelebrityPress™ has helped launch over 1500 best-selling authors to date.