Five 4th grade classes at the Valley Forge Elementary School in Valley Forge, PA spent one week with Alex & The Kaleidoscope writing songs and performing them in a final concert program with the band. An all school assembly kicked off the week followed by three days of songwriting workshops with each class meeting with Alex for 45 minutes each day. The students composed their own songs with Alex and practiced them for a final performance assembly on the last day of the residency. Parents and teachers alike were delighted by the final show!
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#Gratitude featuring two time Grammy nominee Brady Rymer and the lovely Shawana Kemp from Shine & The Moonbeams.
"Country and island rhythms, a pop bounce, hand-clapping gospel, and confidence-boosting messages fuel this catchy new album by Alex Mitnick (music educator, children's music artist and host/co-creator of the New York television show, "Alex & the Kaleidoscope" winner of a 2014 local Emmy for Best Children's Programming). A veritable menagerie of animals comes traveling down the track in the rockin' title song. In "Insect Tourists"- a forest safari performed in a nicely calibrated musical key of suspense - gnats swarm, cicadas chirp, caterpillars creep, and bees "fly faster than the breeze." "Tell Me A Story" ("wrap your words all around me) and "Peach Tree" ("I love to go where the peach tree grows…. lie on my back for a daydream show") encourage listeners to let their imaginations soar. The stand-out highlight: The counting and play-along song, "Mama's in the Kitchen," a toe-tapping, infectious delight." - Parents' Choice Foundation 2016 Spring Awards
Working with Musicopia, a Philadelphia based non-profit working to rebuild and revitalize music programs in underserved communities, Alex & The Kaleidoscope will be performing for hundreds of Philadelphia students. Alex will also be working as an artist in residence this Winter sharing his unique style of music education with 1st graders.