Kick off your March Break with Gary Raspberry! On Saturday, March 14th at 11am, Gary will be delighting the audience singing well known kids songs and encouraging audience participation to sing along. This show will be sure to please audiences of all ages.

JUNO-nominated children’s artist Gary Rasberry has been a fixture on the Kingston music and arts scene for almost three decades. A noted artist-educator, Gary has performed at schools and festivals across Canada and leaves a trail of happy children and smiling parents in his wake.  The music offered in Gary’s playful performances invite children to sing songs together, whether the songs are quiet ballads, corny novelty songs filled with tongue-twisting lyrics or action songs requiring considerable timing and dexterity. Now that’s a Big Idea! 

About the Presenter: 
Gary Rasberry. Philosopher. Poet. Imagination Consultant. Musician. Artist. Educator. With a PhD in education and over 30 years experience as an artist and an educator, this JUNO-nominated children’s artist offers Song, Story & Sound Workshops and Concert performances in schools everywhere.  Gary’s album, “What’s the Big Idea?!?” was nominated for a JUNO. “The Very Next Day” and “How to be Awesome” (with the Harmony Club) are his most recent recordings. Gary is also an Adjunct Instructor with the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University.  Children won’t necessarily know they are “covering the music curriculum” when they find themselves picking up an imaginary trombone and playing it with raucous abandon alongside their friends in the percussion section of the song, “Band of Sounds.” They won’t be aware they are “applying elements of music” when singing and moving their bodies in ways that beautifully illustrate pitch & melody. 

 

Admission is only $3. For more information visit www.CountyMuseum.ca or call 613-354-3027.