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Musical Moments, Building Character through Music

Artist: Joni DiGabriele

Type: Early Childhood, Performance: On the Stage & in the Classroom, Students with Special Needs

Through Musical Moments, Mrs. D and her sidekick, “Spunky the Monkey” teach communication and friendship tools along with ways to move through challenging emotions. Tools and strategies include a calming breath, bounce back, redo and the happy habit. Student volunteers hop on the “Friendship Train” and demonstrate ways to be good listeners, show kindness towards themselves and others, and be brave to try new things. The students learn songs, poems and dances to help remember the tools introduced. Student are invited to accompany Mrs. D on percussion instruments and help lead dances. Songs and poems include, "Rainbow of Friends", "My Own Two Hands", "Keep on the Sunny Side", "This Little Light of Mine", "I Feel a Bad Mood Rising", "Shake It Off" and "Do the Right Thing!"


Audience Limit: 200 per audience group (90 if preschool)

Program Length: 30-45 min depending on age of audience

Appropriate for Grades:
Pre-K, TK, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade


Assembly Price: $350

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $450

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Technical Requirements

Sound system to play iPhone, if space is larger than a classroom.


(10) October: Bullying Prevention Month/Red Ribbon Week

Curriculum Connections

Common Core Standards (Literacy)
Special Education