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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
DiLorenzo, Kris ROCKING IN THE ‘70S: A ROCK CRITIC’S SHOW-AND-TELL Music
Former rock critic Kris DiLorenzo gives a multimedia presentation on the classic rock music of the 1960s & '70s. Using music, photos, posters, artifacts, and her own experience, she tells what life in the music business was like. Kris was one of the first few female rock critics in America. She spent 12 years in the music business, working for such well-known institutions as ICM, the world’s largest talent agency; Record Plant Studios, where Springsteen, Aerosmith, and John Lennon, among others, recorded; the Recording Academy (Grammy Awards), and more. Her writing has appeared in more than 60 publications worldwide; she maintains a blog on www.RocksBackPages.com, and some of her work from the 1970s can be seen in the site's Library.
$351- $500
Pelham, Ruth Let's Write A Song! Songwriting Workshop Music
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Using a songwriting process that encourages all voices to be heard, Ruth Pelham of the Music Mobile teaches participants about the power of language, the craft of writing, and the basic elements of music - melody, rhythm and lyrics. Participants learn about writing concepts such as narration, sequencing, intention, context, and fluidity, and also gain social skills in communication and group dynamics. Acclaimed by folksinger Pete Seeger as “one of America’s greatest songwriters,” Ruth uses her longtime expertise as a songwriter and educator to inspire participants to write songs that draw upon their life experiences and express their hopes, dreams, and concerns about their world. Participants will have a chance to sing their song at the end of the workshop. Music Mobile offers other workshops, concerts, Family Nights, etc!
$351- $500
Soloway, Mike PRE-SCHOOL MUSIC CLASS (3 – 5 years for child with adult): Music
In Pre-School Class children actively participate in a diverse repertoire of traditional and contemporary motion and echo songs, poems, dances, fingerplays, and rhythmic activities which make it fun for them to guide their own actions, develop self-control and creativity while taking part in our rich cultural heritage of children’s music. And together we create our own music with shakers, drums, jingles, sticks, cymbals and other exciting musical instruments.
$101- $200
Bennett, Kokila Music of the Rennaissance Music
Join Christopher Morriangello and Kokila Bennett in an inspiring program of Early music and narrative about the lute and it's history and tradition in European culture. Chris is a master Lutanist and Kokila is a gifted recorder player and composer.
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy Senior Outreach History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Seniors Outreach – Many Senior Centers, Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes with limited budgets can still afford top notch musical entertainment. That's because Spook has drastically reduced his fees for such venues as a way of giving back to a generation that has given so much to our nation and world. Beside, whats more soul satisfying than spending an hour sharing Americas favorite songs like Good Night, Irene Shell be Coming Around the Mountain, and Somewhere Over the Rainbow (not to mention a Beetles song or two) with a room full of people who just love to sing?
$101- $200
Bromka, Sondra & John The Sounds of Nature's Music on World Instruments from Many Cultures Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
Nature, Music, and Instruments Around the World and Across Time! Through time, the sounds of nature have inspired wonderful musical, poetic, and artistic dreams all around the world. From rushing waterfalls, to gentle drops of rain and melting icicles… to birdsong and crickets... to diverse sounds of the four seasons, Bells & Motley are excited to bring young audiences on a musical journey using a gamut of evocative instruments including harp and medieval fiddles, exotic zithers from Turkey and China, and many other rare exotic historical instruments, for a good measure of total surprise. A beautiful introduction to the evocative powers of music for audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Russo, Lisa Music & Movement with Miss Lisa Life Skills- Parenting,
Music
Very interactive and entertaining music & movement program strongly based on all aspects of child development, from brain development to social-emotional. Multi-sensory & multi-learning style approach includes hands-on instruments and scarves &/or ribbons for children to use, rhythm games, chants, sing-alongs & dances that can be planned to fit your library's current theme. Emphasis on emergent literacy and other skills & concepts needed for school & life. Foundational statements incorporated throughout for parents to learn how activities benefit their child's development, and how parents can incorporate them into daily routine. Accoustic guitar is primary instrument, with modeling of rhythm instruments and occasional recorded sound effects to enhance the aural & visual experience.
$101- $200
Dente, Kobla Mensa Talking Drums with Kobla Dente Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Talking Drums is a musical performance designed to involve and enhance participants’ knowledge and appreciation of African/African Diaspora music through its instruments and songs. Structured for early childhood audiences, Talking Drums utilizes lecture-demonstration and performance techniques with lavish appropriations of enthusiasm. In this program, participants are taught how various traditional African instruments are made and played. The results are totally tantalizing in that students learned to count, spell, and jump all to the beat of the African drum! Join Kobla Dente as he leads audiences on a journey of musical exploration
$351- $500
Mischief, Merry Santa & Mrs. Claus Christma Sing-a-Long! Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This is a very fun and different Christmas and Yule Holiday Program! Santa & Mrs. Claus come and do a Musical Program for you and your patron! After a program that features Holiday Favorite Songs (and some silly Elf Jokes)Santa and Mrs. Claus will take some special time to chat with girls and boys about their Christmas wish list! That's right, it's time to bend Santa's ear if you've been GOOD! (and it's never too late to be good if you've been a bit naughty! :) Santa KNOWS.
$351- $500
Torgan, Keith Music Master Classes and Clinics with a Master Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Master musician, Juilliard graduate and college professor, Barbara Siesel’s years of experience teaching all levels make her uniquely qualified to work with students from elementary school to college to conservatory. Each master class is designed to address the precise needs of your particular group of students. Whether it’s learning a band or orchestra part, the basics of breathing and tone production, repertoire and more, Siesel responds to the needs of your students and school. 8 and up
$351- $500
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