Author, What’s So Funny About Education? (Corwin Press, 2003), Power & Purpose (Marzeles, 2003), The Promise of Purpose (Purposeful Publications, 2003)

Coauthor, Enlighten Up! An Educator’s Guide to Stress-Free Living (ASCD, 2003); contributing author, Snapshots! (Windsong, 2003)

Associate, Thornburg Center for Professional Development

Presenter, Canter & Associates Video Masters’ Degree program Educational Technology

Composer/performer, Enlighten Up, In a Heartbeat

Lou creates and delivers presentations and trainings on stress dissolution, lifework planning, purposeful use of music, psychoacoustics, creativity, and other subjects to educational institutions, corporations, and at national conferences. Lou’s book Enlighten Up (with Lynell Burmark, ASCD, 2003) has been acclaimed as a dramatic new understanding of the nature of stress and how to dissolve it. What’s So Funny About Education? (Corwin Press, 2003) is a well-received collection of Lou’s five years of humor columns for the award-winning national education magazine Converge. His insights on psychoacoustics and purposeful use of music are prominently featured in a Masters’ degree program in Educational Technology produced for Walden University by Canter & Associates. As a certified psychoacoustics trainer and a long-time professional musician, he is in frequent demand by schools for professional development and consulting on the effects of music and sound on the human nervous system and on music as a carrier of intention.

Lou is a former senior corporate executive with some of the best-known companies in education technology. He held positions as manager, senior director, and vice president of marketing with NetSchools Corporation, Classroom Connect, and Skoozle.

Lou is also author of Power & Purpose and The Promise of Purpose, books which are drawing growing acclaim for their very new definition of purpose and its role in life. Lou speaks and teaches often in general-public venues on this topic. In years past, Lou earned credits on some of the most distinguished training programs in use today. He helped create, write, and present several human potential and corporate training and development programs for the training organization Genevision International.

While Music Editor and writer at The Washington Times, Lou’s high-profile stories secured him a nationally known byline, interviews with hundreds of music celebrities and industry leaders, and an invitation from the White House as a personal guest of the President. Later, as a subcontractor to Storey Communications, he served as a Managing Editor for Time-Life Books on portions of its Complete Gardener subscription series.

Lou’s music career too has enjoyed remarkable success. In high school he corresponded with music directors of major orchestras and received letters from Leonard Bernstein, Erich Leinsdorf, and Eugene Ormandy. During that time he also taught himself theory and composition, and he composed and performed a piano concerto. Later as member of a folk-rock band, he secured a recording contract with famed producer Tony Valor. He appeared on the same bill with Mary Chapin Carpenter at the renowned Birchmere. He is winner of a national songwriting award and numerous regional awards for performing and songwriting. He continues to write, perform, and market original music.

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