Covid Concerts for Kids began in an effort to entertain my young niece and nephews at the beginning of the pandemic. Both my sister and her husband were working extremely long hours and finding it challenging to keep their kids occupied all day.
Soon I found myself playing multiple shows a week for families and classrooms alike, having the chance to introduce the violin with songs they already knew and loved.
As a teacher myself, I also wanted to help support an online learning environment and believe in the many important benefits of music exposure for kids, including advancing language development and increased IQ and spatial intelligence.
SHOW LENGTH & CONTENT
Lasting approximately 15-20 minutes, each e-concert program is light and fun and contains interactive elements to engage children and encourage active listening.
I also like to give kids a little bit of background about the instruments and gear used during the show, and always leave some time at the end for a Q & A.
As an Ontario certified teacher, I can also add in educational components into my performances in line with curriculum expectations and specific learning outcomes.
You can choose the songs you want to hear or let me surprise you with your very own curated playlist. Check out my SET LISTS for your favourite tunes.
Don't see your song on the list? No problem. I love to do custom arrangements and learn new repertoire. Additional fees apply for this service and vary by song.
Happy Birthday Bash
Songs for partying
Clapping and Tapping
Songs to get you moving
Soft and Slow
Songs for cuddling up
An Afternoon at the Movies
Songs from kids movies
Mix of the above
"Jane did a concert for our class. She played her violin. She did Disney and Christmas songs. They were really good. She asked us fun questions too. We really liked how she played the violin and want her to do another concert."
(JK/SK Students, Paisley Central School)