It really is a Pleasant Street

Just played three shows, for the preps, ones and twos, at Pleasant St Primary. Very fun, quite rowdy (especially the grade ones) but I don’t think I left them too revved up for the teachers to handle.

I did lots of taking suggestions for changing song lyrics (can you name something that likes to stomp? What else did mother Hubbard get with the shopping? Ok then, what’s a word that rhymes with toothpaste?!) and played a different set for each year level. They all really got involved!

They do a cool thing there too where each class is named something different based on alliteration with the teacher’s name…

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Trish is the teacher who teachers the treasures and is who got me in for the shows. I’d bought along my Ladybug hat, so that worked well!

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I borrowed a radio guitar and mic setup from a couple of people since I knew the groups were going to be pretty big. It really helped having a bit more oomph and the kids all asked about the equipment and seemed genuinely interested in my answers. I tried not to get too complicated but they were asking some pretty involved questions!

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A few folks had put in a good word for me there, so thanks peeps. Quite a few of the kids there are learning instruments too, which is great to hear. It seems like a really good school and I hope to play there again sometime.

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About earlleonardmusicforkids

Earl Leonard is a talented musician with an honest rocking style. Kids love his enthusiam and sense of fun. Performances for early primary and pre-school aged children are structured to leave room for participation; including changing well known song lyrics with the help of the kids. Songwriting workshops for grades 3 and up open a world of creativity; exploring language rhythm and rhyme. through all the fun and games children learn about words and music.
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