(h)yo͞omə nalədē

A gestalt of the essential human qualities which, when well cultivated, creates happiness and peace.

Looking back, it’s clear that The Humanality Project began in Bill’s living room when he was about 14 years old. Struggling to make sense of a world that was telling him what to think and how to be, he had the great fortune to hear the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He felt such a rush of joy that he began dancing around the room.

Next came Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, then Oscar Peterson and … man, those guys could swing! You can read Bill’s story here, but let’s just say he wholeheartedly agrees with Duke Ellington that It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing.

Bill says that if you want to swing, you’d better get down with your creative spirit. Music can stimulate your creative spirit and bring you happiness and peace. All by cultivating your humanality.

Bill’s worked for that happiness all his life; that’s what fuels his music and unique teaching approach. Seeing humanality as a missing piece today, he’s recording to share his experience.

By providing the tools to reach a person’s underlying spirit, or essence, Bill Rossi’s approach enables teachers to bring forth aspects of students’ being that truly humanize them.

Wander de C. Braga, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist