Synergy Adaptive Arts

Empowering Creativity

Crafting an Inclusive Space for Arts Education and Skill Development

Synergy is a multi-disciplinary arts program for children ages 8 and up with special needs. Our goal with this program is to bring access to quality arts education to a historically underserved youth community that is in need of resources for their development.

This unique program allows special needs kids to interact with other peers on a regular basis through weekly dance, percussion, and visual arts classes. The curriculum is designed and structured specifically to aid students in developing social emotional skills and other fundamental skills like balance, coordination, and musicality, within a welcoming and inclusive safe environment.

OSV is proud to have partnered with live Music Center, the City of Vacaville’s Therapeutic Recreation Program, The Royal School of Ballet and Joyful Art Studio to make these children’s dream a reality again after the pandemic shuttered many opportunities for these children.

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Meet Our Team

Erica Hurtado

Erica Hurtado is the president and founder of T.E.A.M Dixon. She lives in Dixon with her four children. Her son, Ryan, has special needs and was the inspiration behind starting T.E.A.M Dixon over ten years ago. Erica also enjoys spending time with her large family as well as photography and spending time in her garden.

Christie

Joyful Art Studio

As a teaching artist in Northern California,sharing the the world of art with all ages is exciting and inspiring. I am dedicated to making art fun and doable for everyone. I believe there is value in the process of art and that all can learn through it no matter the final product. I own Joyful Art Studio, an art studio that provides classes in painting, mixed media and much more! With a growing team of artists, we have a mission of sharing our individual creative gifts with others to bring the JOY of art to our community. I believe in the power of art to bring joy and inspiration to people’s lives. Celebrating the profound impact that art can have on individuals of all ages and economic backgrounds, igniting their creativity and enriching their souls.

Megan Tucker

Live music center

Megan Tucker, a seasoned musician and dedicated educator, brings over two decades of teaching expertise to the community in Solano. Megan holds a Master’s degree in Music, specializing in the saxophone, while also demonstrating proficiency on a wide range of instruments, including clarinet, piano, bass, mandolin, and ukulele.

Raised in the vibrant town of Vacaville, CA, Megan cultivated her passion for music early on, starting with piano at age 7. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music from Linfield College in Oregon and later pursued her Masters in Music from CSU Sacramento.

Megan’s commitment to musical education has defined her career. Since 2005, she, along with her husband Bryn Tucker, has been at the helm of Live Music Center, where she has proudly created an environment that allows musicians to gain confidence in themselves and their abilities, and to thrive musically, emotionally, and mentally. As the heart and soul of the establishment, Megan has not only imparted her knowledge to countless students but has also found immense joy and fulfillment in the art of teaching, and providing an oasis in Vacaville where music is the cultural bond.

With a rich background in classical, jazz, and rock music, and an unwavering dedication to her craft, Megan Tucker continues to shape the musical landscape in Solano County, both as an accomplished performer and a nurturing mentor.

Leslie Silver

School Of Rock, Vacaville

Leslie Silver owns and has managed School of Rock Vacaville. She recently stepped back from the day to day management of the school to assume the role of Executive Director of the Downtown Vacaville Business improvement District. She and her family moved to Vacaville in 2018. For years, Leslie had managed a School of Rock in Geneva, Illinois, and believed strongly in the program and the power of music to bring out the best in people. As a family of artists and musicians, the Silvers soon found themselves building their own School of Rock in their new hometown. They opened on February 29, 2020, just two weeks before the pandemic struck; they are proud to say they survived and are now thriving. Currently, Leslie is also a vocalist in the School of Rock Adult Band; her husband, Andy, is one of the band’s drummers. They have three sons, Zack, Ben and Dylan. Zack, a recent graduate of Vacaville High School, is teaching and directing at the school while pursuing a degree in music. He and his Solaire bandmates are currently writing music and plan to head to the studio this Spring. The Silvers are delighted to call Vacaville home and truly appreciate the support they continue to receive from the community. The school recently reached the milestone of serving 200 students. Leslie attributes the schools success to the passion her staff brings to their students.

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