Kids

Websites:

 

Interactive site for children to learn musical concepts and create music

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/music.html

On-line rhyming dictionary

http://www.rhymezone.com

Music Games to teach recorder/piano

http://www.joytunes.com/

Guide to Basic Music Theory

http://www.essential-music-theory.com/

Interactive art activities from the National Gallery of Art

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/education/kids/ngakids-cd-rom.html#parmain_columnheader

 

Publications:

 

Sing My Song: A Kid’s Guide to Songwriting – Steve Seskin

My Name is Art: A Children’s Book About Bullying – A. T. Sorsa (k-2nd)

Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends – P. K. Criswell (3rd – 6th girls)

Twerp – M. Goldblatt (3rd – 6th boys)

Give Local Piedmont • It was an amazing day. Thanks to 119 donors, matching gifts, bonuses, and 2nd prize for most donors, we raised over $38,000 which will provide a week of Kid Pan Alley for over 1,500 children. Thank you. You have changed the world for these children.

Kid Pan Alley on new Julie Andrews Netflix Series

Julie Andrews has a new Netflix series, Julie’s Greenroom, and Kid Pan Alley is on Episode 6.  It’s a series about the creative arts and children produced by the Jim Henson Company, the creators of Sesame Street.  Our episode features Sara Bareilles.  We were filmed at a summer camp we did last summer in Amherst, VA called Summer Stage.

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Bouncin’–the new Kid Pan Alley Musical

We have a new musical featuring mostly Kid Pan Alley songs. Paul Reisler, our founder and Artistic Director, wrote the additional songs and the script.  It’s a moving story of friendship that dissolves and comes back together in crisis.  George Mason University presented a staged reading in December and we’re currently working on booking it for full performances.  Here are some excerpts from the December performance

 

“We are always looking for innovative ways to make the works of art in the collection feel more relevant. Kid Pan Alley’s The Music Of Art program does just that. The songwriting process around these works opens up a world of visual literacy, curiosity, creativity, collaboration and confidence for the students, helping them develop personal and meaningful connections with the works and with each other. The results are pure magic”

Sarah Durkee, Vice President Of Public Education, Corcoran Gallery of Art
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