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

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.

Speaking of best friends, we thank all of them for making our fall fundraiser our best yet. Over 2,000 children will experience a week of Kid Pan Alley because of you!

Songcamp Italy–Join us for a songwriting camp for adults in the mountains of Italy.  With Tom Paxton, Ysaye M. Barnwell, Paul Reisler, Gianpiero Alloisio, and Mike Beck.  April 2-5.

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.

Check out our recent media features on WMRA-NPR and Piedmont Lifestyle Magazine.

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