Music programs for children, and adults who sing with them.

Hugh Hanley has been singing with young children for over thirty-five years in his work as an early childhood educator, music specialist and entertainer. His work has helped him gain an understanding of young children as developing music makers and a familiarity with the environments in which they play and learn.  He draws from a wide and varied repertoire of songs, fingerplays, and music activities that are appropriate, accessible, and highly engaging. Hugh has learned all of the material he uses in his work from folk traditions, children, and their teachers and parents.

The programs that Hugh offers include:

Concert Presentation

A singalong music program open to the public or for a private event for an audience of seventy-five or more.  A sound system and publicity materials are provided.

All School Sing-a-Long

A fifty-minute music program for fewer than seventy-five participants, presented in a concert format without a sound system.

Half Day Visit

A visit of two or three hours for several “Circle Time” music sessions with groups of twelve to twenty children and adults.  This intimate format promotes interaction and features songs and activities that solicit input from the group.

Conference Presentations and Curriculum Workshops

A “musical play” keynote presentation is an inspiring way to begin the day at an early childhood conference, and “hands-on/voices-on” music/play workshops follow up on the theme. Workshops at staff meetings are a fun, effective way to promote musical play in early education and children’s library settings. 

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Party Entertainment

Depending on your needs, either a singalong or a “Circle Time” presentation of fifty minutes will keep young and old happily involved and entertained. More information…

Cable TV

Please feel free to browse through some of the “Songs from the Circle” programs I have recorded for Arlington Community Media, the local cable access channel for Arlington, MA, on my YouTube channel.

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