Programs for Kids
Ross is a versatile and seasoned performer, equally at ease on a large concert stage or more intimate setting. His extraordinary rapport with children and beautiful singing voice make him an ideal entertainer for mixed-age audiences. As a solo act, Ross can provide a number of different programs:
We All are Mother's Little Piglets
A perfect library program that introduces children to fun and lively animal songs and song games, including plenty of audience participation.
When I First Came To This Land
Excellent for school or community festivals, this is a program of immigration songs and stories, drawn from Ross's own Scandinavian heritage and travels.
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Ideal for a park or community festival setting, Ross brings a cart load of fascinating musical instruments that he demonstrates, perfoms on, and lets the audience try out.
A Scandinavian Midsummer
Celebrate the summer solstice the traditional way. Ross will instruct participants in the creation of a midsummer pole and the traditional games, songs, and traditions that are such a vibrant part of Scandinavian culture. If you're interested in learning more about the Swedish song game tradition, visit my website www.swedishsonggames.info
Song Games and Folk Dances: Learn singing games and dances from a variety of cultures, or make up your own.
Build a Musical Instrument: Build a dulcimer, limberjack, whistle, or other instrument and tie the process to learner outcomes in Science, Reading, or Math.
Animal Folklore: Learn songs, dances and stories about animals.
The Immigrant Experience: Learn songs about American immigrants in a land full of joys and difficulties. Students may also write songs and ballads about their own heritage.