Accredited Simply Music Teacher

Completed the accreditation process to become an accredited teacher of Simply Music, a revolutionary, Australian-developed piano learning method that offers a breakthrough in music education. This remarkable approach has students of all ages playing great-sounding contemporary, classical, gospel, blues and accompaniment pieces — immediately — from their very first lessons.
Learn more at potluckcreativearts.com.
Simply Music

My Debut Album Is Out!

At long last, I’ve made my first album, and it’s now available on both CD and MP3. It’s called Everyone’s Invited, and it’s by The Offhand Band, which is really me along with friends who join in. For this album, it’s Dianne Mucci, a fantastic and versatile singer.

The OHB is all about making satisfying songs that are cool for kids, fun for families and great for the grown on their own. Hopping across pop, rock and other styles, they’re full of humor, positivity and reality for everyone to enjoy and make good things happen. If you’re interested in positive change, personal development, naturally effective ways of learning and parenting, or just plain old fun songs for all ages to enjoy together, there’s lots to like on Everyone’s Invited.

Here are three special offers for you to check out the album:

  1. Listen to the whole album for free in the sidebar of any page at the OHB’s website.
  2. Get a free MP3 when you subscribe to the OHB’s mailing list, also in the sidebar of any page at the OHB’s website.
  3. Special holiday pricing through year-end on both the CD and MP3 versions.

When you subscribe to the mailing list, we’ll be able to keep you up to date on all sorts of new developments we’ve got planned for the band and the site, including new music, opportunities for fan participation, special offers and much more.

Tell your friends… tell your enemies… tell everyone… because whatever your shape or size, happy or sad, hopeful or mad, the OHB is having a party, and Everyone’s Invited!

Songwriter, Producer, Instrumentalist, Arranger, Engineer; Everybody’s Invited

43 minutes, stereo, CD and MP3. Debut album from The Offhand Band, released by Potluck Creative Arts.
Listen at theoffhandband.com.

Founder, Webmaster; The Offhand Band

  • Founded this music act to create satisfying songs that are cool for kids, fun for families and great for the grown on their own.
  • Webmaster for theoffhandband.com.

Visit The Offhand Band.

Licensed Simply Music Teacher

Completed the training process to become a licensed teacher of Simply Music, a revolutionary, Australian-developed piano learning method that offers a breakthrough in music education. This remarkable approach has students of all ages playing great-sounding contemporary, classical, gospel, blues and accompaniment pieces — immediately — from their very first lessons.
Learn more at potluckcreativearts.com.
Simply Music

Welcome to MarkSMeritt.com

Welcome to MarkSMeritt.com, an interactive bio and central hub for all things me.

When I first put up the site in November 2007, I’d intended for it to serve simply as a place for people to link to my other sites and a blog for miscellaneous things I might want to write about that didn’t fit in better somewhere else.

Over time, I realized that I’d prefer to keep original content elsewhere and use this site as a comprehensive repository of biographical info and as a central hub for my online life.

So, now, that’s what it will be. The first batch of bio material will be published shortly, followed later on by more, gradually fleshing out my past — and filling in my future as it becomes the present.

Learn more about MarkSMeritt.com.

Author; Lost, Found: An Ongoing Look at the Meaning of a Landmark Television Series

Launched this blog at Potluck, covering the television series Lost episode by episode from a systems perspective.
Read at potluck.com.

Relaunched marksmeritt.com as an interactive resume and biography website

Founder, Webmaster; MarkSMeritt.com

  • Founded this web site to serve as a central hub for information about my pursuits and background, including an innovative WordPress/database-driven interactive resume.
  • Webmaster for marksmeritt.com.

Visit MarkSMeritt.com.

Launched potluckcreativearts.com

  • Launched potluckcreativearts.com, using WordPress publishing platform and customized programming with PHP, HTML and plugins.
  • Launched multiple podcasts, plus Resources section to help visitors learn about creativity and how to express themselves through their own lives.

Developed new music, arts and creativity services

Developed innovative Songwriting Workshops, Singalong Workshops, Creativity Coaching service and custom songwriting/composition/writing services, most using Appreciative Inquiry to foster collaborative creativity.
Visit Potluck Creative Arts.

Founder, Editor; Potluck Creative Arts’ YouTube Channel

Founded this YouTube channel to present original content via Potluck, Potluck Creative Arts and other sites.
Visit the Potluck Creative Arts’ YouTube Channel.

Relaunched arts.potluck.com

Relaunched arts.potluck.com, adding services including composition, lyric-writing, musical arrangements and production, as well as writing and directing for motion pictures and theatre.

Founder, Principal, Webmaster; Potluck Creative Arts

Potluck Creative Arts, Red Hook, NY

  • Promoting my activities as a musician, songwriter, composer, lyricist, arranger, music producer, pianist/keyboardist, music/arts/creativity educator/facilitator and writer/director for motion pictures and theatre.
  • Services offered include Songwriting Workshops; Singalong Workshops; Custom Songs; Custom Instrumentals; Custom Writing; Creativity Coaching; Music Lessons; Piano/Keyboard Performance; Musical Arrangements and Production; Directing for Motion Pictures and Theatre.
  • Webmaster for potluckcreativearts.com.

Visit Potluck Creative Arts.

Presenter; Gold In, Gold Out: Some Examples of How Doctors Without Borders Crafts Marketing Information Upstream So That What Flows Downstream Has the Potential to Enhance Segmentation and Analysis… and, Of Course, Income

  • Invited presentation in panel discussion on “Driving Team Approach – A Strategic Road Map.” Organizer: Ami Fish.
  • Team Approach User Forum 2006, Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, April 9-12, 2006.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
Team Approach

Founder, Principal, Webmaster; Potluck Arts

  • Created this business to promote my arts performances and educational efforts, including concerts, singalongs and music lessons.
  • Webmaster for arts.potluck.com, using custom HTML programming.

Co-Presenter; Emergent Associates, LLC: Trailblazing Tribalizing

  • Invited presentation describing how Emergent Associates’ approach can foster a positive change revolution rooted in human-scale social structures. Co-presented by Dr. Howard Ditkoff.
  • IshCon Spring 2005, Quaker Hill Conference Center, Richmond, IN, May 27-30, 2005.

Learn more at potluck.com.
Emergent Associates, LLC
IshCon