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Posted: December 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Marcus Blackwell Jr., CEO and Founder of Make Music Count, an award-winning, next generation mathematics curriculum that helps students understand math by learning to play music on the piano joins Enterprise Radio.

Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Marcus Blackwell Jr. discuss the following:

  • How exactly does Make Music Count work?
  • How do you work with educators on the program? What’s the most common feedback you receive?
  • What has been the biggest challenge to overcome in creating and expanding the influence of Make Music Count?
  • So we hear that you won a WeWork Creator Award. Tell us about that experience. How did you discover the Creator Awards, and what impact did winning have on your business?
  • What’s your biggest piece of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs? Or someone with a business idea who doesn’t know what to do next?

Marcus Blackwell, Jr. is the Founder and CEO of “Make Music Count“. Born and raised in Windsor, CT, Blackwell was strongly influenced by both music and math growing up, which contributed to his development of the “Make Music Count” program. In addition to his formal training in music, Blackwell was also inspired by the church.

At the young age of 16, Blackwell was chosen as the youth Choir Director at Archer Memorial A.M.E, while in school, he showcased a strong proficiency in mathematics. Blackwell eventually parlayed this love for math into his college major, graduating from Morehouse College with a B.S. in Mathematics. From there, Blackwell worked for GE Energy as a Lead Modeling Analyst while serving as the Music Director and pianist at Elizabeth Baptist Church.

After three years with GE Energy and EBC, Blackwell  knew he was ready to transition and began fulfilling his dream of creating the “Make Music Count” program. Today, the Make Music Count program is used in over 20 schools — it is a method that is breaking the barriers preventing young students from learning math.



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WeWork Creator Awards:

Social Media Links:

Make Music Count:
Twitter: @_MakeMusicCount

Twitter: @WeWork

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