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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

The new Kid Pan Alley musical The Talented Clementine runs May 31-June 9 in Arlington, VA and June 15 in Washington, VA. Check it out!

Give Local Piedmont: Thanks to your generosity and  matching donations Kid Pan Alley won the Grand Prize of $2,500 at Give Local Piedmont on May 7th. We raised over $18,166 which was then matched by our board.  With the Grand Prize, the match, and the bonuses we’ll be very close to making our goal of $40,000.  Thanks to all our friends, over 1,500 additional children will get a week of Kid Pan Alley residencies during the next school year!! Thank you so much.

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