Author/Illustrator Mike Venezia has been getting to know the world's greatest composers for as long as he can remember.
A graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mike believes the best way to introduce children to music and composers is through fun. If children can learn about music in a fun
way, and think of composers as real
people, the exciting world of music will be open to them for the rest of their lives.
Every year, Mike looks forward to celebrating the first day of spring by listening to Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring outside in his back yard. This tradition has never measured up to Mike's expectations, however, as he is from the Chicago area.