Since 1983, former classroom teacher, John, has used the arts of storytelling and music to empower students to truly care, work hard, take healthy risks, foster a love of language and celebrate life.
Below are John's most often asked for school performances. Please do not hesitate to contact John if you are looking a themed program that is not listed here. He has given performances on many additional themes over his 30 full-time years of doing this work . If John can not deliver an excellent program on your theme at this time, he will help you find someone who can.
Ø Celebrations Pre-K to 12th grade and Family Nights.
A grab-bag of John’s most beloved stories, songs and music that tickle life’s funny bone and touch the heart. Geared to the wit and intellect of each age group.
Ø Literacy One, Two, Three Pre-K to 8th grade and Family Nights.
Funny and moving stories, songs and music that celebrate the gift of reading, the wonder of creating and the joy of telling a good story.
Ø Kind-Mind: A Pro-Kindness, Anti-Bullying Performance for Young Children* Pre-K to 2nd grade and Family Nights.
A journey of laughter and heart that helps children understand how kindness, especially in moments when to be kind is a challenge, helps to make life more fun. *Developed with the staff and students of the Plains School (pre K to 1st) in South Hadley MA.
Ø One Earth: Environmental Stories, Songs and Natural Musical Instruments Pre-K to 12th grade and Family Nights.
Funny and moving stories, songs and music that celebrate the beauty of the natural world, explore our interconnections with that world and empower students to care for our planet.
Ø One World: Multicultural Tales, Songs and Ethnic Musical Instruments Pre-K to 8th Grade and Family Nights.
A whirlwind tour around the world though the funny and moving stories told by many earth’s peoples and music played on fascinating - beautiful instruments from many of the places they live.
Ø Bridges of Understanding Grades 6-12.
Engaging and truthful stories and songs that take a look at why we develop prejudice and how we can move towards building caring inclusive communities.
Ø Celebrations of Light: A Patchwork Quilt of Beloved Stories and Songs to Welcome the Holiday Season Pre-K to 12th Grade and Family Nights.
Enter a world where woolen mittens burst into laughter and snow banks melt to reveal blooming hearts. Joyful, warm, playful stories and songs from many traditions that celebrate winter and the many holidays of light from around the world.
Ø Thrills and Chills: Halloween Fun Pre-K to 12th Grade and Family Nights.
Spooktacular seasonal stories and songs, spiced up with strange and wonderful musical instruments, heaps of laughter and a dash of scare; age appropriate with just enough spookiness to make it fun.