What Happens at a Show?

We pack a lot into 45 minutes!

Dear Elementary School Assembly Planner,

Thank you for your interest in Jump for Joy Music for your school. Wiley has been honored to play music on the Disney Channel with an original composition, and was featured in the 1-2-3 Go! section on the cover of the San Jose Mercury Arts and Entertainment Section. He has even played at Carnegie Hall!

Jump for Joy Music is a cooperative learning experience that teaches teamwork skills to the children as it introduces several different instruments to the children. For elementary schools he uses songs that challenge the students’ skills and imagination in such subjects as rhythm, communication and science.
He usually start with flute (he is classically trained), which is a fantastic way to invite students into near-perfect concentration.

The group experiencs a lot of encouraging laughter, while he shares harmonica with the children (he has played harmonica with the legendary Yardbirds), in an improvisational experience. The concert includes “scat” singing, group singing, rhythm exercises, and more fun!

One option for elementary school groups is to demonstrate and compare members of the woodwind family including flute, alto saxophone and piccolo. Please let us know if you are interested in this approach.

Then he brings out the guitar for a large group sing-along. We usually address several themes on the Power of Strong Character™(see Songs and Themes), including hilarious science songs! One of the highlights of the show is a sign language song by Kevin Roth called “You Are You.” It is traditionally a favorite of the teachers.

We pack a lot into a 40-45 minute presentation!

There is more, but I thought I would keep my description brief.

Thank you again for your interest. We are looking forward to answering any questions you may have. Please let us know!