Color me happy!   This photo shows me living my dream as a children's musician in Romeo, Michigan .... and the venue is filled with families of all kinds and definitions.
We are singing and having a great time together!  This particular day there are parents and grandparents in the mix, as well as teachers and other caring adults . The kids are learning about language, socialization, and rhythm.  We are moving our bodies and engaging all of the parts of our brains, but we are having far too much fun to be aware of it. 
   I call what I do "Tunes n Talesby Tricia'  and I spend most days planning and implementing programs for kids. These programs are carefully designed to assure that the kids will be involved with as much of the actual presentation as possible. The children become part of the songs and stories, by using their bodies, musical instruments, props, or becoming a character. Moms, Dads, Grandparents and kids are all welcome to participate.
    TNT LIVE! is my latest cd venture and features a song by Charlie Hope called "The Frog Song" . It's a crowd favorite because of the giggles that are inspired as well as the dramatic engagement. My background as an elementary classroom teacher has helped immensely to form my present reality as a family performer.
"Dear Miss Tricia,
Thank you for coming singing with us. We liked you. I had fun!!!

age 7, Arlington, Nebraska

tunes n tales by tricia Kids Concert

Arlington Elementary, Arlington Nebraska

I will be in Arlington Nebraska at the Elementary school for the morning and afternoon singing with the kindergarten and preschool classes and having a ball!



Foundations for Early Childhood Education/Children's Concert

Childcare Center, Denver

Can't wait to have an event in the town where my sons both live! It will be a real celebration!



Community Sharing for Healthy Caring Conference

Howell High School, Howell MI

I will be presenting two conference sessions this year, one on active learning with music and one with music, literacy and puppets. It is the 25th anniversary celebration for this conference, so it should be a very worthwhile experience for all!



Eaton County Great Start Collaborative Conference

Eaton Rapids

I am very excited to be the keynote speaker at this conference and will be doing a breakout session to follow. I hope to see old friends when I arrive and make new ones as well. Can't wait!