I am a piano teacher, music education researcher and presenter, and blogger to both the piano teaching community and piano students.
To give you an idea, my blog is aiming to inspire and provoke thought in music education for teachers and students alike. My research is aimed at the professional development of private studio music teachers.
I am building my name as a professional brand for my research/presenting/product/writing career.
I don't have a brand name to include in the logo, just the slogan.
I have a good idea of the type of image I would like and have some stock-images as examples but none of them are quite right. I'm trying to combine something with the mind, representing learning, with music. The link below is the closest, but it looks too clipart. I would like simple and elegant.
I like the simplicity of just using a few lines, rather than a detailed picture, but this is too calm. I am very passionate and enthusiastic about what I do and so I would like a vibrant and lively image. And I'm open to your creative ideas if you can think of another way to link education and music.
As the slogan is "sharing", it would be good to maybe have two heads in the image - maybe a larger one behind a smaller one. And the slogan to follow the contour of the music streaming out.
I also want something that is horizontal rather than square or vertical. Something that flows from left to right.
The last thing you need to know is that I specialise in teaching adults, but am building products that span all age groups. So the face/head being portrayed needs to be kind of generic, rather than an old person or a young child.