Teachers & Parents

Websites:

 

National Standards for Arts Education

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/standards.aspx

Virginia Music Standards of Learning

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/fine_arts/index.shtml

Virginia English Standards of Learning

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/english/index.shtml

Guide to Basic Music Theory

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

Creative Thinking Games/Exercises:

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/busadmin/entre/teacher/creative/

http://creativitygames.net/

 

Publications:

 

The Politics of Character Education – Howard, Berkiwitz et al: EDUCATIONAL
POLICY, Vol. 18 No. 1, January and March 2004 188-215
http://dev.csufresno.edu/kremen-dev/bonnercenter/documents/Politics.pdf

 

Campbell, P. S. & Scott-Kassner, C.  (1995).  Music in childhood.  Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Group.
Comprehensive text on teaching music to children; includes
music for exceptional children and integrated curriculum.

 

Page, N.  (1995).  Music as a way of knowing.  York, ME:  Stenhouse Publishers.
Great resource on using music in the classroom, writing raps, and teaching songs.
Includes excellent bibliography.

 

Pattison, P.  (1995).  Writing better lyrics.  Cincinnati:  Writer’s Digest Books.
A comprehensive look at lyric writing with lots of thoughts on rhyme.

 

Perricone, J.  (2000).  Melody in songwriting:  Tools and techniques for writing hit songs. 
Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Publishing.  Good resource for learning to write melodies.

 

Ricigliano, D.  (1978).  Melody and harmony in contemporary songwriting. New York:
Donato Publishing Co. Good resource for writing music including music theory for songwriters.

 

Rico, G. L.  (1983).  Writing the natural way.  Los Angeles:  J.P. Tarcher, Inc. An in-depth look
at clustering to formulate ideas and connections.

 

Zollo, P.  (1993).  Beginning songwriter’s answer book.  Cincinnati:  Writer’s Digest Books.
Answers many questions about songwriting in general.

 

 

 

 

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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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