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

 

“Kid Pan Alley is where creativity starts. Without this amazing program, most kids will never know the joy of writing and singing their own song.”

 

Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, Sweet Honey in the Rock
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