Empowering Students Today to Succeed in an Unpredictable Tomorrow
We don't offer children enough opportunities to explore, experience, struggle, and fail—a natural process of learning that helps kids develop curiosity, self-confidence, grit, and a true sense of accomplishment. Pivot has many practical uses for parents and educators, and also thoughtful insights on how to champion student success.
Paul Blanford | K-12 School Superintendent & District Administrator | Wisconsin
A journey of self-discovery, noting the need for cultivating and developing one’s strengths, social responsibility, communication skills and desire for lifelong learning. Ravi’s Pivot makes for a compelling read with tips for fostering these strengths in youth today.
Mary Beth Pelosky | K-12 Principal & Global Ed. Specialist | Virginia
A particularly good book for educators including those involved with curriculum and the strategic planning of schools, and I would also like my own children to read it. It’s a good example of what a successful life in 2020 looks like—today’s world is rarely picking one profession and sticking with it for life.
Robert Moje | Educational Planner & Architect | Virginia
A book for parents, students, and educators that also works as a high school and college resource. Students will love the stories that connect music with positive change. Pivot is a fast and easy read for educators to inspire them, as well as parents to encourage their kids.
Philip Levine | K-12 teacher & Parent | New York
Education is more than just going to school
How can educators empower students to stay relevant in an ever-changing world? As globalization and artificial intelligence dramatically change the future of work, preparing students for a life defined more by who they are than by what they do is the most important benchmark of a modern education.
Pivot is an inspiring journey of self-discovery that reveals an insightful framework for creating self-directed, lifelong learners who can … pivot.
Born into one of the world’s most politically influential families, Ravi Hutheesing rejected the obvious choices presented to him, and instead, took ownership of his education. He propelled himself to the stage at Madison Square Garden as the guitarist of a world-famous band, to the skies as aviation’s go-to spokesperson for recruiting student pilots, to the complex geopolitical landscapes of Iraq and Russia as a cultural diplomat for the US Department of State, and now to schools and conferences worldwide as a dynamic keynote speaker leading discussions on reimagining education.
Ravi uncovers ways that traditional schooling, real-world experiences, mentorships, and the arts will equip students with the skills they need to thrive in an unpredictable future. By providing actionable takeaways in every chapter, Pivot reveals how school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students can maximize their roles … because educating the “whole child” is about much more than just going to school.
Dancin’ with Hanson (Simon & Schuster)
Ravi, the guitarist for Hanson during their 1997 tour, recounts his experiences with the Hanson brothers and family as they travel together, rehearse and perform, and meet famous people. Highlights include Madison Square Garden with Aerosmith, Stadiums with U2, mishaps with Jacob Dylan, Saturday Night Live/President Clinton's Christmas Party debacle, and more.
Articles in Trade & Consumer Publications
Education Market Association, Essentials Magazine
- How Schools Should Pivot for a Post Coronavirus World (2020) - read
Education World Magazine, India
- Why Cultural Competence Should be on Every School's Agenda (2020)
Music and Sound Retailer: "Ravi On Record" - read
- Tribute to Greg Bennett, Greg Bennett Guitars
- Tribute to Mike Rabuazzo, CT. Music
- Mixed Emotions
- Rose Colored Glasses
- Taming of the Shrewd
- MI Sommelier
- The Hang
- Customer Service Makeover
- My Bottom Line
- An Industry in Harmony
- Guitars Galore
- An Army of Souls
- Tis the Season to be Jolly
- Taking it to the Streets
- Endorse This
- Pleasantly Surprised
- Musical Lifestyles
- Objects of Desire
- Act 2
- Act 1
- Lasting Impressions
- Teaching Values
- What's My Line
- Home for the Holidays
- After School Employees
- Indy Industry
- Happy Anniversary
- Putting your business on the MAP
- Paving Your Information Superhighway
- Come Together, Right Now
- Old MacDonald
- Let's Get Clinical
- Listen Up!
- Sex Sells
- A Little Romance
- School of Thought
- Dream Makers
Electronic Musician, Music Business Insider
- Setting Up Your Music Business
- Recording and Releasing Music Independently
- Music Business Conferences
- Growing Your Studio Business
- Pounding The Virtual Pavement
- Demystifying Endorsement Deals
- How To Get the Ultimate Local Club Gig for Your Band!
- Renting vs. Carting Gear On The Road
- How to Get Lucrative Corporate Gigs for Your Band
- Landing High Profile Recording Sessions
- The Ultimate Club Gig
Fédération Française d'ULM, France
- Pilot Hearing Protection
- From Home To Hanson (cover story)
- Performance Enhancers
- Ace Your Showcase
- Music Can Unite the World - read
Music and Sound Retailer: Features
- Music Lesson Roundtable (cover story)
- Customer Roundtable (cover story)
- Will Lee (artist profile)
- Keb Mo (artist profile)
- Muriel Anderson (artist profile)
- Ed Toth (artist profile)
- Walfredo Reyes Jr. (artist profile)