The Space Jam with Miss Julieann Program: It looks like a interactive concert, it sounds like a interactive concert, and to the kids that's what it is. But to the parents, staff and caretakers, Space Jam with Miss Julieann is a workshop, teaching them how to use songs to help support a child's developmental needs, no matter how varied they are. Using the original songs from her new album, "Miss Julieann: Therapeutic Songs for Kids", Julieann Hartley, MT-BC, NTP will be getting the children to move, shake, imagine, laugh and challenge themselves in a variety of ways. 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. Of course, throughout the 45-60 minute program, everybody will have an opportunity to play instruments and participate in the finale "Space Jam". Throughout all the jamming, Miss Julieann will be sharing tips to adults on the songs from the album as well as childhood classics on how to address a variety of developmental skills with the music. At the end, Miss Julieann will be around to sign CDs and help address any parents 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 debuting my first album's concert/workshop tour in libraries. 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, NTP