BOOKS THAT INSPIRE SONGS
SONGS THAT INSPIRE BOOKS
Featuring the “Singing Librarian”
Peter Menta and The Read and Roll Band
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Musician and elementary school teacher-librarian, Peter Menta, offers his interactive musical children’s literature fusion: Books That Inspire Songs-Songs That Inspire Books. Beginning with examples like Baby Beluga, This Land is your Land, Puff the Magic Dragon and other songs and books, Mr. Menta then reads an engaging feature story in its entirety with original and traditional music. In the Blues of Flats Brown, for example, he has created songs for children to sing along to which help reinforce the main ideas and themes of the story: building a better world through friendship, understanding and music. Children engage in a discussion about how to change an enemy into a friend. Children are also exposed to America’s rich heritage of blues, folk music and rock and roll. Every program concludes with an introduction to homemade musical instruments and an on the spot creation of that uniquely “Made in America” musical ensemble: The Jug Band. Children from the audience are selected to play kazoos, a washtub bass, washboards and other homemade or “found” instruments. The program runs for 45-55 minutes.
For Booking Contact: Peter Menta- 203-214-7919