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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 60,000 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 FunRaiser • September 15 • Postponed due to hurricane. Check back for rescheduled date.

Songwriting Workshop and Concert: Kid Pan Alley will host a concert and songwriting workshops concert for adults (16 and up) from September 28th-30th on the beautiful Castleton Festival grounds in Castleton, VA.  The weekend features Ysaÿe M. Barnwell, formerly of Sweet Honey in the Rock, Dietlinde Maazel, and Paul Reisler of Kid Pan Alley and Trapezoid along with his new band, Three Good Reasons.  Concert Friday night at 8pm at the Theatre House, workshops all day Saturday and Sunday. For more information and to register visit www.bit.ly/songwriting18.

Another award for our new CD, One Little Song Can Change the World. We just received a Parents’ Choice award for the album.

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