** Priority enrollment for the debut series of Explore Everywhere livecast classes -- 12 weeks of classes -- officially opens on Wednesday, April 8th and closes at the end of the day Wednesday, April 15th...but you can use this form to register now.
Students who sign up for any individual course in that period, at any price, will get priority access to login codes for livecasts and weekly e-mails with special information about each week's featured country and extra perks. **
SING AND DANCE WITH ME IN A KIDS EXPLORE OCEANIA AND THE PACIFIC ISLANDS LIVECAST CLASS SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 10:00 am (U.S. Eastern Time/GMT-4). CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
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.
All Around This World courses on Teachable essentially operate on a pay-what-you-can basis. Discounts and scholarshiops are available! Check out the pricing secton below for details. Bottom line: if you want to sing with me, we'll make it happen.