Music Education

Orchestral & Chamber Music

If you’re interested in exciting kids about orchestral music, chamber music, or jazz, you’ve found a magical resource.

Are you an orchestra or other classical music programmer looking for substantive, novel programming for your kids and families programs? Let us help you - magic and music are a powerful combination!

Ash K.’s business partner and script writer, Kevin A. Madden, M.A.Ed., has served as the Education Director of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, worked in the Education program of the San Francisco Symphony, and hold a Master’s Degree in Education. At a local university, I wrote my thesis, Excuse Me, Have You Seen My Audience?,which you can find online. Prior to these positions, I began my teaching career with a Fulbright Teaching Assistant position in Austria, and taught in public schools for six years. At the BSO, the program I ran won the National Endowment for the Arts award, which remains one of my proudest achievements.

Besides being an expert on arts education, he's a realist about the constraints that orchestras large and small face in their bid to do substantive programming.

 

When you’re tired of Tubby & Peter, and want to try programming that is openly interested in building orchestra audiences and changing tastes, please take a peek at our videos, and drop us a line. We travel anywhere with airports, and give discounts to smaller orchestras who partner with colleagues to arrange multiple bookings.

  • Standard or Customized Script

  • Performable in Any Hall

  • Costs Include All Design & Dress Rehearsal

  • Written & Recorded Materials for Concert Preparation Included

  • Free Consultation

 

Jazz – a Magical Music

 

Both Ash K. and Kevin have a great affection for and knowledge about jazz, and have designed a special program to visit in conjunction with your school or arts presenting organization. Starring Ash K. on the piano, it features a core group including drums and the upright bass, but also includes the saxophone, trumpet, and your kids!

Learn about jazz music from somebody who plays it well, and who brings musicians with him who love the music and performing for kids. Designed by Kevin, who has a Master’s degree in curriculum, and has worked for everybody from the San Francisco Symphony to the Leonard Bernstein Center, we guarantee that your kids will be snapping in rhythm.

As with all of our programs, we have deep discounts for multiple bookings if you cooperate with nearby presenters, schools, and libraries.

To inquire, please click on the button, and fill out the form at the bottom, "Bigger Events:"

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