Music Education Symposium: Debbie and Friends

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Monday / April 9, 2012 / 11:15 a.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States

The theme of the 2012 Music Education Symposium is contemporary creativity for early childhood music educators. At 11:15 a.m., Debbie Cavalier of Debbie and Friends will speak with students and participants about her program and her approach to children's education and entertainment. This will be followed by a performance by Debbie and Friends.

Join us for a great session of music making and movement with Grammy-winning artists, Debbie and Friends. The show is ideal for ages 4-6, but appropriate and open to ages 0-8. We can accept registration for a maximum of 100 people. Please include adults and siblings in the registration numbers. This is a free event, open to participants beyond the KidsJam community, so feel free to invite your friends and family to join us!

Children's entertainer Debbie Cavalier of Debbie and Friends uses original songs to tell stories that children know and love. With the recent release of her debut CD, Story Songs and Sing Alongs, Debbie has made a splash in the children and family music world. Debbie has been making music with kids for over 20 years. She has worked with some of the world's greatest icons in children's music entertainment and education throughout her music publishing tenure. These pillars of children's music include Shari Lewis, Buffalo Bob Smith of Howdy Doody, and Sesame Street–famed music teacher Bob McGrath. Their influence on her songwriting and her creative approach to sharing music with children is evident. Debbie studied music and music education at Berklee College of Music, where she is now
the dean of continuing education. She was a classroom music teacher for many years and brings that experience to every performance. Debbie and Friends has been performing in the greater Boston area for two years, and are starting to branch out regionally and will work towards national tours so that they can reach as many children and families through music as possible. The goal of Debbie and Friends is to help children and families connect through fun, positive interactive musical experiences.

For a sneak peek of Debbie and Friends, check out their website.

If you would like to attend all or any portion of the days events, RSVP to Bobbi Harman at or 617 747-2425.