** Come to class! This week's Livecast classes are Thursday, May 28, Friday May 29 and Saturday May 30.
THIS WEEK IN OUR "KIDS EXPLORE OCEANIA AND THE PACIFIC ISLANDS" LIVECAST CLASS, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 10am (U.S. Eastern Time/GMT -4), we meet Kiribati and climb trees to cut toddy. Put a date for this week's class on your calendar. Or, register for the rest of the season. **
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!
Making music in Oceania and the Pacific Islands seems to be as natural as the burning hot sun, the beaming blue sky and storms that rise from the sea. In "Kids Explore Oceania and the Pacific Islands" we visit:
— Australia: we follow our songlines deep into the bush as we go on a walkabout.
— Papua New Guinea (Melanesia): we join the Huli Wigmen and emerge victorious in a traditional singsing.
— Fiji (Melanesia): we dance sitting down and tell a tale with our hands.
— New Caledonia (Melanesia): we swish our straw skirts as we dance the pilou.
— Kiribati (Micronesia): we climb high into the coconut trees to cut toddy, singing loudly as we do.
— Guam (Micronesia): we gorge on a big Guamanian buffet during a fiesta.
— Tahiti (Polynesia): we let our hips do the talking as we dance an o’tea.
— The Cook Islands (Polynesia): we become a church choir and sing miultipart harmony with ‘imene tuki.
— Hawaii (Polynesia): we eat increasingly thick poi at a luau.
— New Zealand (Polynesia): we end our Pacific tour with a ferocious, intimidating and thoroughly enjoyable haka.
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 secton below for details. Bottom line: if you want to sing with me, we'll make it happen.
HOW DOES THIS WORK? YOU decide the best balance for your family. If you would prefer your experience to mainly be "live," register here for the current series of "Kids Explore Oceania and the Pacific Islands'" Livecast classes. You will "come to class" each week to sing and dance with me, then pay me directly by paypal or venmo. Tuition details are on the registration page. When you register for the "Kids Explore Oceania and the Pacific Islands" series of Livecasts I'll send you a code to access "Kids Explore Oceania and the Pacific Islands" course materials on this site that will support your experience throughout the week.