PRIVATE CONCERTS: A private concert in your living room or on your back deck or lawn is a novel, enjoyable, and surprisingly affordable way to spend an evening with a group of friends.
“I’ve never seen this group’s attention so rapt with anything! I looked out over the crowd and they were all watching you and singing along to every song. Even those who I didn’t think would participate were singing along and enjoying every minute. They all raved about you after.” – D.B., Martis Camp
WORKSHOPS: More than just entertaining; these workshops are enlightening and can be adapted for a variety of age groups.
AMERICAN HISTORY: Folksongs are an excellent and fascinating chronicle of history, and a workshop of folk songs from the period being studied adds a fun new dimension. Choose from a variety of topics: The Emigrants/Wagon Trains, The California Gold Rush, Cowboys and the Old West, Railroads and Hobos, The Union Movement, Vietnam: the Anti-War Movement, Topical & Protest Songs, A portrait of the 60’s through the songs of Bob Dylan.
LANGUAGE ARTS: Songwriting is an easy and fun way to teach writing skills and develop an appreciation for poetry. Students frequently find song lyrics less intimidating than other forms of poetry, and melody improves their ability to hear the meter and enhances their rhyming creativity.
I’m open to ideas for additional workshops, so please let me know what interests you.
I grew up in Wilmington, DE, and Geneva, Switzerland and was home-schooled through the 8th grade. I graduated from Tower Hill School, a small co-ed prep school in Wilmington and received degrees Magna Cum Laude from the University of Delaware in both economics and art. Raised on classical music and Broadway show tunes, I was introduced to “folk music” at age 10, when my oldest brother brought home albums by Pete Seeger and Joan Baez. I was immediately captivated by both the instrumentation and the social conscience. I’ve been performing in coffeehouses, at colleges, and in concert halls since I was in high school.