These are all theme
based programs with strong curricular ties to a variety of
subjects. More importantly, they are all FUN!
Here are some great
workshops for teachers and parents:
CRAWLIES (ages 3-9 years)
A wonderful musical look at insects, bugs and other tiny
creatures: mysterious, scary, necessary and very very FUN!
They live all over the world and everyone sees them
differently. Australians play a didgeridoo hollowed out by
termites. South Americans musically marvel at the beauty and
diversity of Las Mariposas (butterflies). Wasps are used to
catch apple worms in Colorado. This program is great for
integrated music, science and geography.
This is a musical story about an Arctic tern named Flit
who is blown off her 12,000 mile migration journey. To find
her way back she travels across the continents meeting other
migratory and sedentary animals. She also learns about the
unique nature of each new friend, their uncertain
relationships with the environment and the importance of her
missing family. Children love animals and they will easily
identify with them through these geographic, scientific and
social themes. Everyone gets a chance to sing, dance and
and SISTERS (ages 3-12 years)
A trip around the world with interactive music,stories,
languages, games and movement. Brothers and Sisters offers
geographic relevance that is especially appreciated,and
often requested by those who want their children and
students academically and culturally inspired.
THAT JAZZ (all ages)
This program is
about African & American history, the heros and their stories. It
begins with the music of West Africa and then explores slave songs,
spirituals, blues, jazz, calypso, improvisation and rap. Audience
members sing, dance and play instruments throughout the show.
NEW WORLD (ages 6-12 years)
This is a fun musical rethinking of the quincentennial
voyage of Columbus.It explores how people from around the
world migrated to the American continents.Their arrival
began a great mixing of cultures with the indigenous
American Indians. A New World discovers how our realities
keep changing: flat earth, acceptable slavery and our
transportation. Students have the opportunity to look at the
future of our new world without fear of change.
AND BANANAS(3-9 years)
Food is one of the most relevant and fun things in a
child's life. Still, many children are not familiar with
where food really comes from, why it is good for them or
even what to call it. Apples and Bananas takes an
entertaining musical look at the three food groups of
fruits, grains and vegetables and makes sense of their
origins and values.We also touch on the issue of hunger, as
endorsed by UNICEF, and how to help solve it .
OF THE EARTH (6-12 years)
The environment in which we live has become polluted to
an unhealthy and intolerable condition. Steps must be taken
to clean the earth and preserve it for future generations.
These first steps are small, the steps of our children.
Friends of the Earth explores through music the elements of
air, water and soil; their life sustaining importance and
the pollutants that threaten them. We not only discover the
problems, but also explore options with which to solve
THE SEVEN SEAS (ages 3-9)
Take a musical journey around the world with Justin
Miera. We'll sing songs, play games, and do dances from
different ports in exotic places. Its about languages,
geography, history and culture all from the deck of a ship.
Be prepared, we may encounter a few pirates along the