105 – CB LIVE! Courage to Leap and Lead with Lane Gardner – part 2

Part two of a 3-part episode:

Arts Educator, Singer/Songwriter, and President and Founder of THREAD

Lane’s work is an emerging voice in a world where innovative solutions to our rising mental health crisis are desperately needed.

An award-winning art educator, singer/songwriter, and non-profit entrepreneur, Lane uses the power of music and creativity to facilitate healing and growth in individuals and communities suffering from trauma.

For nearly three decades, Lane has devoted her life’s work to helping herself and others learn how to transform their personal experiences of trauma into powerful works of art. Her passion for the human journey and for cultivating connection through our shared experiences led her to develop a therapeutic and collaborative songwriting program that merges creativity, self-expression, healing and community.

She went on to study classical voice and musical theater at both Baldwin-Wallace College and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM). As a professional singer/actor, she starred in leading roles including Eliza in My Fair Lady at Lyric Opera Cleveland, Laura in The Glass Menagerie at Seaside Music Theater and the title role in Antigone at The WestEnd Theater in NYC.

In between her own performances, she taught after-school arts programs, offered private voice and piano lessons and started developing programming and workshops to help others feel better about themselves and their journeys through their experiences in the arts.

Now, instead of finding solace on the stage and in other people’s stories, she began to delve into her own stories, taking up songwriting with a fury. Transforming her past into powerful works of art was a catalyst for healing and the marriage of her many gifts and talents.

She released her debut album entitled Fertile Ground in 2015 on her own record label, Third Road Records.

Lane now devotes her passion and work to helping those who suffer from trauma through her therapeutic arts non-profit organization, THREAD.

THREAD is a 501(c)(3) therapeutic arts non-profit organization that serves the needs of survivors of abuse, those struggling with addiction and mental health, cancer survivors, incarcerated men and women, veterans and those impacted by inequality and discrimination surrounding gender, race, sexuality and religion. It also implements programs to address the urgent needs of communities affected by gun violence, natural disasters and other crisis scenarios.

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