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)

We just finished our last 2 summer camps in Virginia and Paul is away at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts working on a 50-minute version of our musical, Bouncin’ that we can tour to schools.  The full 90 minute version was performed in December at George Mason University.

August 14-17 Lyons, CORocky Mountain Songschool with Paul Reisler, Steve Seskin, Pat Pattison, Bonnie Hayes, Mary Gauthier and others. SOLD OUT

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

 

“There is nothing more helpful to a developing human than to learn how to express feelings in sound. Kid Pan Alley is a fabulous way of bringing young people into the loop of reflective behavior, of constructive action. Power to the organizers of this remarkable initiative.”

Maestro Lorin Maazel–Former Music Director: NY Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony
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