In her shows geared for the younger set, Deb mixes playfulness with professionalism. While raising her children, helping raise her grandchildren, and working in various educational settings for over 40 years, she developed an innate respect and appreciation for children of all ages. Her performances increase awareness of our American culture with the use of traditional instruments such as the mountain dulcimer and limberjack, traditional American folk arts such as the "Crankie," "String Figures," and traditional folk songs. Deb is expert at developing programs to fit your curriculum. She will often write songs to fit your needs.
"Where words fail, music speaks."
- Hans Christian Andersen
Deb offers educational music programs for schools, libraries and other events. See descriptions below.
Music Together® classes also available for families with young children.
Miss Deb is available for private parties, festivals and other events for children as a solo or with a full band.
Schools & Libraries
Choose from programs such as Where in the World Are We (an interactive musical trip around the world with songs in different languages, dance and other creative movement), Exploring American Folk (highlighting traditional folk songs and instruments including the mountain dulcimer, limberjack and a crankie which is an American Folk Art illustrating the music) or Creepy Crawlers (songs about bugs and more). More available programs are listed at the NYS Performers and Programs database. Deb excels at writing programs to fit your needs. Some of these programs may include a power point presentation, if requested.
In addition, Deb offers interactive programs each year to fit into the annual Summer Reading Program theme or whatever your current theme might be. There is always one new original song written for each new topic.
Add ons include a sound technician, other musicians, travel expenses for out of region shows. Group discounts are available for more than one program in the area.
Music Together® classes
Music Together is an internationally renowned research-based music program for families with children ages birth through seven. For more information and a complete listing of Music Together classes:
Does your child love music? Deb brings along egg shakers, other percussion instruments and scarves along with her limberjack, a traditional American instrument and fills her set with some of your child's favorite songs.
contact: 518 495-4720 or firstname.lastname@example.org