Category Archives: News

Music Team Building in Baltimore

Baltimore is in our event rotation. It’s a destination city with a wonderful downtown waterfront harbor area that attracts corporate meetings and conventions. I always enjoy the opportunity to lead our music team building Baltimore programs and to spend time in that great city. So I was excited when Sodexo asked us to work with their Offer Development team in November. Team Building Client Goals The Sodexo Offer Development group wanted to find an interactive icebreaker program that would speak to the challenges required of a team focused on creativity and innovation. They wanted to provide an experience that would help a newly formed team bond in a short period of time, keeping everyone together, yet providing plenty of interaction.…Continue Reading

Music Team Building Indianapolis

Songwriter Rusty Tabor drove north from Nashville, I drove south from Chicago, and we met for our music team building Indianapolis program to work with eighty supply chain leaders from Cummins. arCapa, a business leadership consulting and coaching company based in Indianapolis, brought us in as part of a day-long session with this corporate group from Cummins. The event was held at IvyTech Community College. They have a great facility with conference and event space. Our Client’s Goals Reinforce and create cohesiveness Have fun and re-energize the team Explore and define mission and message Whether it’s music team building Indianapolis, or in other locations, our first step is to align our program with our client’s goals. Cummins wanted to provide…Continue Reading

Music Team Building in Nashville

Talk about good press. Nashville’s been featured as the It City in 2014 in so many publications. And our music team building Nashville programs have doubled this year. I like to brag about our worldwide footprint and how we travel the globe delivering our team building programs, but it’s been really nice to have so many opportunities this year to make music in Music City! We’ve recently led programs for Piedmont Natural Gas, Owen Graduate School at Vanderbilt University, the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the community based Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville. Upcoming are programs for PeerNet, National Lifespan Respite Coalition and the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators. Yes, will will be able to rhyme Otolaryngology with something!…Continue Reading

Fun Team Building

As soon as I saw the thumbnail from this video I knew I had to write a blog around the image. Title: Fun team building. What else could it be?!? And how well the picture and video below communicate the intense fun had by all at our recent program for the Owen Graduate School of Business at Vanderbilt University. As part of orientation, Owen staff thought it would be a natural to welcome students to Music City by having them make music themselves. Table groups broke into teams, with each team creating lyrics to a well-known melody. With twelve teams working separately, yet sharing the same ballroom, spontaneous laughter broke out from all corners and the energy level intensified as…Continue Reading

Team Building Drumming In Chicago

It’s fun, it’s scary and it’s thrilling when we try something new that comes out better than expected. Our team building drumming in Chicago, for Boehringer Ingelheim at the Swissotel, was all of the above. Part of this client’s goals were to challenge everyone to try something new. But this team building drumming program had other important elements that made it unique. These elements make up what we call our drum song program. When we led this corporate drumming program we brought it beyond the visceral aspect of simply banging on the drums, although that’s quite fun. We put together a program based on Boehringer Ingelheim’s goals for their Oncology Franchise conference. Team Building Drumming In Chicago Goals Bring members…Continue Reading

Nashville Team Building Event is a WIN

The Nashville team building event I led at the end of May was truly a WIN. WIN stands for Women In Numbers, a nonpartisan organization established to engage, encourage and endorse qualified women to be elected to public office. As a junior board member of this organization, I well know the dynamics, dedication, and powerful personalities that make up both our senior and junior boards, but we don’t often get a chance to mingle and get to know each other. This Nashville team building event presented a challenge; to help all of us coalesce around a unified message, to have fun, and get to know one another better. Nashville Team Building Event Goals Bonding and relationship building within the board…Continue Reading

Team Building Washington DC

During the third week of March we covered a lot of musical territory with our team building programs. I was in London helping a client create songs about the work they do while Tony nominated songwriter, Lauren Lucas, led a team building Washington DC program for us. Along with our always in demand songwriter-facilitator Rusty Tabor, Lauren led the Marriott revenue management team through a fun large group session. Team Building Washington DC Goals This client wanted a highly interactive experience that would energize their team. They needed a program that would enable people to bond and make new relationships. They wanted a take away – something tangible to carry forward… By the time we arrive on site to lead…Continue Reading

Team Building London 2014

Talk about visioning. Last fall my team set a goal to bring our team building with music program to Europe in 2014. Next week, Shevy Smith and myself are headed across the pond for a team building London event. There are lots of team building providers in London, so why bring us several thousand miles to lead a program? I asked myself the same question. The answer revolves around story – your story. Team Building London, Why… Your story is unique. Your story is important. Your story is your differentiator, your culture maker and your incubator. The most memorable stories are part fact, part legend, part emotion and part vision. As a songwriter, my job is that of a musical…Continue Reading

Our New York Team Building Event

I love writing posts for our news category because I get to share my enthusiasm when I’m fresh off a program. Last week’s New York Team Building event for Unilever IT Business Partners was fun. Additionally, it was productive. It was a positive surprise for everyone who took part. We braved a fierce snow storm and re-arranged flights, allowing flexibility to make sure we didn’t leave New York until we’d written some team building songs! New York Team Building Goals Fun – Fun is not frivolous. Quite to the contrary, fun has value. Picture yourself having fun…in that picture, are you bored? Fun and boredom are antithetical. When we establish fun as a baseline we’re guaranteeing engagement (opposite of boredom).…Continue Reading

Corporate Team Building 2014

Here’s a trend we’d like to set for corporate team building 2014: February’s on sale – at least here at Kidbilly Music! Book a Team Building Through Song® program for your February event and we’ll take 10% off our regular event fees. AND after your company event, we’ll treat you to a personal songwriting session via Skype with one of our hit songwriters! If you picked the short straw in your staff meeting and you’re now rushing around trying to find team building for your company’s upcoming February event we’ll bail you out and make you look like a hero. Corporate Team Building 2014 Here’s why we’re making our February corporate team building 2014 offer. We like to get messy, we like to…Continue Reading