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 celebrates 20 years, 65,000 children and 2,700 original songs with a new album, Best Friends, and two 20th anniversary concerts featuring the Kid Pan Alley Band and horn section along with Paul Reisler & Three Good Reasons.

  • Sat, Oct. 12, noon, Harris Theatre, George Mason University Center for the Arts, Fairfax, VA as part of the Fall for the Book Festival. Free. Info: http://bit.ly/gmu-KPA20
  • Sat, Oct.19, 7pm, Little Washington Theatre, Washington, VA. Tickets: http://bit.ly/KPA20

Best Friends, our new album will be released on Oct. 11 and will be available everywhere. 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.

We welcome our new Executive Director, Jen Jacobsen.  Jen was a VP at Sony Music before joining KPA. Read the Full Announcement


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