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Just Imagine...

Kid Pan Alley’s mission is to inspire and empower children to work together to become creators of their own music and to rekindle creativity as a core value in education through the group songwriting process.

To date, we've written over 2,700 songs with over 65,000 children across the country from Virginia to Hawaii. The songs are a sophisticated and powerful world-view as seen through the eyes of the children.  Our songs have been recorded by artists including Amy Grant, Sissy Spacek, Delbert McClinton, Cracker, Kix Brooks, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Corey Harris, Suzy Bogguss and many others. We’ve won numerous awards including Parents’ Choice Gold Awards, a WAMMIE, and have received a Grammy nomination for one of our recordings.

Just Imagine that you are a child and your class writes a song with a professional songwriter … and that song is recorded by a world-class recording artist. You’d be changed forever – seeing yourself as a creator, not just a consumer of popular culture.

In addition to all the things you’d learn about creative writing, music, performance and the subjects you are writing about, you’d learn about teamwork, embracing diversity, collaboration and you’d discover a self-confidence you didn’t know you had.

The Latest

An enormous thank you to all our friends who make our Give Local Piedmont fundraiser such a huge success.  Thanks to our friends and matching gifts from our board of directors, we raised $32,239 from 172 donors (including 65 new ones). Our 65,000 children thank you.

On-line KPA songwriting sessions: During times of uncertainty and upheaval, making music is one of the most healing things we can do.  We are offering our songwriting sessions online as well as kid’s concert — free of charge — to students whose schools are closed.  Sign up here.

Rappahannock Virtual House Concert Tour: Every Sunday evening at 7pm we are presenting 3 of our favorite area artists in a house concert setting.  You can join the living room virtual audience and interact with the performers by signing up in advance, or you can watch it live on Facebook.

Our Together Again live stream concert with Tom Paxton, Kathy Mattea, Jon Vezner, Robbie Schaefer, John McCutcheon, Darrell Scott,  Ysaye Barnwell & KPA songwriters was amazing.  You can still watch it and our other concert videos on Facebook

Kid Pan Alley celebrates 20 years, 65,000 children and 2,700 original songs with a new album, Best Friends, It’s available at Cdbaby.com and everywhere else. It’s an album of songs featuring some of the most beloved children’s artists in the county including Lisa Loeb, Bill Harley, The Not-Its, Robbie Schaefer, Randy Kaplan, John McCutcheon and many others accompanied by the Kid Pan Alley Band.

Our new musical, The Talented Clementine, based on the beloved Clementine series of children’s books, had its 2nd run RAAC Theatre in Little Washington, VA.

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