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Jay Sand -- All Around This World

I'm Jay Sand, musician, children's music teacher and very proud dad of three daughters. I live in Philadelphia where I teach All Around This World global music and world cultures classes to children in my neighborhood. Because of this thing they call the Internet, I can also teach you and your kids anywhere!



"Connecting the Dots" is a creative cross-border exploration that guides you and your kids on a global journey, taking our lead from themes in international music. Each week we start in one region of the world, learn about an exciting feature of that region's music, then find that same feature in the music of other regions, though, ideally, in a different form.

Latin America: "Africa, Meet Spain....": Music made from the collisions of European colonialism, enslavement of Africans and a healthy helping of indigenous people's songs.

-- Africa: "Work Work Work Work Work" Songs we sing "on the job" to help us get through the day.

-- South and Central Asia: "Manned Drones": Ommmmmmmm.

-- The Caribbean: "Calypso War, What is a Good For?" : Play-fighting with words, the calypso way.

-- Eastern Europe: "Accordion and On and On": A global obsession with the coolest instrument around.

-- East and Southeast Asia: "Hot to Trot": Finding genres of music in places you'd never expect.

-- West Asia and the Middle East: "String Theory": Violins everywhere!

-- Oceania and the Pacific Islands: "Hymns and Hers": Taking music from abroad and making it your own.

-- Western Europe: "The Whole World in Our Hands": Flamenco is only one example of very handy styles of dance.

-- U.S. and Canada : "All That Jazz": An international celebration of the groove.


No one will be turned away from All Around This World courses due to lack of funds. Discounts and scholarships are available! Check out the pricing section below for details. Bottom line: if you want to sing with me, we'll make it happen.

ENJOY!

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HOW DOES THIS WORK? YOU decide the best balance for your family. If you would like to primarily learn through the "Connecting the Dots" course materials introduced on this page, enroll for the course through this site. Enjoy all the "Connecting the Dots" lessons any time!

When you enroll I'll be in touch to offer to sign you up for the Explore Everywhere "All Access Pass" e-mail list. When you join that list, each week I'll send you a Zoom login to access that week's livecast class. You are welcome to "come to class" each week to sing and dance with me. We may not be singing Connecting the Dots songs in our livecasts this season, but I guarantee fun.

Tuition details are on the registration page. Questions? Be in touch.

Course Curriculum

  OVERVIEW
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  INTRODUCING "CONNECTING THE DOTS"
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  LATIN AMERICA: "AFRICA, MEET SPAIN...."
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  AFRICA: "WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK"
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  SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA: "MANNED DRONES"
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  THE CARIBBEAN: "CALYPSO WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?"
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  EASTERN EUROPE: "ACCORDION AND ON AND ON"
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  EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA; "HOT TO TROT"
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  WEST ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST: "STRING THEORY"
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  OCEANIA AND THE PACIFIC ISLANDS: "HYMNS AND HERS"
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  WESTERN EUROPE: "THE WHOLE WORLD IN OUR HANDS"
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  U.S. AND CANADA: "ALL THAT JAZZ"
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  GOODBYE TO "CONNECTING THE DOTS"
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Select a pricing plan and sign up

$110

"Connecting the Dots" -- Discounts and Scholarships Available

No one turned away for lack of funds.

What should you pay for this course? That's truly up to you. Pay full price, pick one of the below discounts, or contact me with other notions. We're all weathering this storm together; do what feels right for you and your family. As a general guideine...

-- if your job is secure, you're confident in your finances and you can't wait to sing, dance and explore the world with me, go for it and pay full price.

-- If your job is secure...for now, your bank account is in good shape...for now, you may decide to TAKE 25% OFF The Top Price Of Your Course, At Checkout Use Code AATW25PERCENT.

-- If you're pretty sure you'll be able to stay at work but your industry is is facing tough times, you may choose to TAKE 50% OFF The Top Price of Your Course. At checkout use code AATW50PERCENT.

-- If you or a partner has lost a job or had your hours chopped. or if your workplace is just surviving day to day, you still have to find some joy each day and keep your kids moving, you may choose to TAKE 75% OFF The Top Price of Your Course. At checkout use code AATW75PERCENT.

If You Want To Sing Along But Can't Pay, I Get It. Contact me, And I'lll Send You A Code, No Questions Asked.