For grades: Pre-k - 6
Fees for live visit: Fees vary due to: travel time, block booking, on-route booking, if concerts are combined with residencies or workshops. Please call or e-mail for a quote.
Funding: TN Arts Commission, Wake County Arts Council in NC, other organizations in TN
Musician, Songwriter, Storyteller, Actor »
Very few performers seem to understand where children are in the developmental scheme of things. Sumner does-& shows it with fun-filled, diverse music & an attitude that doesn't talk down to kids. --- Fred Koch, Chicago Parent
Concerts: Sign Language and Foreign Language Through Music (Prek-6th) The audience will learn words and songs in different languages including sign language. This program is designed to inspire students to learn about other cultures and to spark their interest in language. Study guide available.
I've Got Imagination (Prek-4th) A lively program which encourages young people to use their imaginations and emphasizes that our differences make us unique.
Workshops, In-service, and Residencies:
Sign Language and Foreign Language Through Music Music Basics - Discover how easy it is to make music! Fun Times In The Classroom - Activities and songs for hygiene, fire safety, self-esteem and more. Emergent Literacy Through the Arts - Arts activities for prereaders and young readers. Music: A Tool For Learning - Songs and musical activities to enhance reading, math and science. You Can Write A Song - Learn the basics of songwriting. Early Learning Through Music, Drama and Movement - Rachel will design a residency for your curriculum. Homemade instruments - Learn about and make instruments!
Based in Nashville, TN, Rachel is known for her lively performances where audience participation is encouraged. Her music and stories are heard on children's radio, satellite and airline programming around the world. Her music videos can be seen on The Learning Channel's Ready, Set, Learn during Short Stuff.
Rachel's recordings hold numerous awards including: Parents' Choice, National Parenting Publications, Parent Council, Wolf Trap and Parent's Media Awards. In addition to her performances, Rachel is a teaching artist with the highly acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute. She also does school residencies for various arts organizations, leads workshops for educators, librarians and parents, and training for artists.
For more information and to hear songs and stories by Rachel go to http://www.rachelsumner.com.