Flamingo the Fish: A Concert about Creativity with Miss Julieann Join board-certified music therapist, Julieann Hartley for an interactive program that also teaches caregivers how to help support their child's developmental needs, no matter how varied they are. Using the original songs from her album, Miss Julieann: Therapeutic Songs for Kids, as well as other fantastical kid’s classics, Miss Julieann will be getting the children to move, shake, imagine, laugh and challenge themselves in a variety of ways. With an emphasis on supporting imaginative play, the program will address a variety of social, emotional, behavioral, communication, motor and cognitive skills appropriate for ages 0-10. The children will play instruments and dance, while the adults learn about how to take the music home and adapt it to better meet their child's needs. Throughout the program, children will get to play instruments and change the words to songs to embrace their imaginations. At the end, Miss Julieann will be around to help address any parent’s questions about how to adapt a song for to better support their child.
Literary Fairy Tea Party and Musical Jam with Miss Julieann In this whimsical workshop/concert, participants are invited to come dressed up as their favorite fantastical creature and participate in a musical tea party that serves up a healthy dose of imagination to each child. Miss Julieann will host participants to a tea party made up entirely of the children’s imaginations. In between the pretend servings of “Creature Cookies”, “Idea Ice Cream”, “Day Dream Dumplings” and “Thinking Tea”, Miss Julieann will lead the group in the silly song, “The Literary Fairy” which promotes literacy and imagination through music, as well as a variety of songs from her album, Miss Julieann: Therapeutic Songs for Kids. These songs were specifically designed to be interactive and address a variety of social, emotional, behavioral, communication, motor and cognitive skills appropriate for ages 0-10. On top of showing parents how to use music to address some of the developmental goals, children will walk away with a deeper understanding on how to use books and music as a gateway to their favorite fantasy worlds. At the end, Miss Julieann will be around to help address any parent’s questions about how to adapt a song for to better support their child.
Why Libraries? The album was designed to be for every child and adaptable for every child, despite their economic background or developmental needs. That's why libraries are the perfect place to bring this unique combination of concert and workshop: it brings families together from all different backgrounds and provides the perfect setting for an inclusive education, enrichment and fun.
"I always imagined doing library tours for my albums. In my mind, they are the ideal place for sharing an album that focuses on inclusion and supporting every child's needs, despite their background. Libraries are the places where everyone in the community is welcome to learn and grow. The mission of my album was to make music that was easy to learn, easy to engage with and easy to adapt. Libraries are the very best example of those virtues." -Julieann Hartley, MT-BC, NMT, NTP