Come and enjoy some musical holiday cheer! (puppet show to follow!)
Friday, DECMEBER 9th
2401 Rice Boulevard Houston, TX 77005
Hey Friends, Mister Bradley’s music will be on public radio today, sometime between 3-4pm. KPFT 90.1FM. Pat Greer Kitchen’s “Eco-Ology”. Pat’s show is great. Check it out!
I just wanted to remind everyone know that I’ll be giving a concert this Thursday evening at the Children’s Museum of Houston. It’s a 6:30pm show and, if you’re looking for a fun outing with the whole family, come on out!
The show will run from 6:30-7:30 and I’ll be performing on the MainStage. It’s a great space to be in, with lots of theatre-style chairs and we can probably expect some diversity in age-ranges as well!
Also, spread the news if you can!
Hope to see you there! It’s going to be a blast!!
Mister Bradley’s Musical Jam!
Thursday, June 30th 6:30 – 7:00pm
Children’s Museum of Houston
1500 Binz St. Houston, TX 77004
I hope your Thanksgiving was fantastic!
And I want to spread the word: Mister Bradley will be performing at the Houston Children’s Museum this Saturday and Sunday in the auditorium. 3:00pm on both days. Come on out! And make musical merriment with us!
October is here!
And Mister Bradley’s Awesome October is available for a limited time only at a Name-Your-Own Price option. 1 penny or 100 dollars or anything in-between!. (And It all goes toward making more music!) Get it fast, before the month is over… otherwise you have to wait to NEXT Halloween!
The last couple weeks of music have been great. There’s a calm playfulness in most of my classes. Maybe the stress of the regular school year is lighter or something, but overall, I’m pleased that there have been some very “chill” environments in which to make music and it’s been very fun. Musical Bonding is workin’ out quite well. ;)
We pretended to go camping and made sure we brought everything we needed.
I pack full of stuff to show and sing about. It’s very important to stay close to Mom and Dad, to have a bottle of water; don’t forget to bring your travel toothbrush; don’t bring your biggest teddy bear… bring a small one; extra socks, swimsuit, change of clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses.
Five Little Ducks
Driving in my Car
Going on a Bear Hunt
Twinkle Little Star
The Green Grass Grows All Around
But their favorites have been:
Skidamarink, in which they sing “I love you” in Spanish too! “Te Quiero”
5 Little Monkeys Swinging From a Tree
I’ve had kids bring all kinds of instruments from home lately. I love it. Little guitars, flutes, harmonicas. Keep ‘em coming. I love giving each child the opportunity to talk about their instrument and experiment, playing along with opening songs and hello songs.
2 Bits of News:
I will be out this week, out of town for some business. Another Opus One Music teacher will be covering my classes at The Avalon School and at Rice Children’s Campus. His name is Jason Ciolli and he’s been teaching in this town, longer than I have! He’s wonderful. He brings a very funky vibe to things, and he’s got a wild version of “Itsy Bitsy Spider” that’s very funky. Your kids will dig him. Unfortunately, I am not able to get a substitute for my other classes, and, for that, I am sorry. I will have to schedule a make-up.
Second,Mister Bradley’s Mixed Melodies is now available for download, directly from my website. You will need to download onto a home computer first and then you can drop them into you iTunes Library, burn discs, put into iPods and other mobile devices. Here’s a direct link to purchase it. Give it a listen! I’m very excited about it. I was inspired by what I like to refer to as “the Golden Age of Kids Entertainment”, the 1970s. Electric Company, early Sesame Street, The Bugaloos, The Archies, The Monkees, etc. What can I say? I’m a Gen-Xer. ;)
Mister Bradley’s Mixed Melodies
is now available for download!
Hard compact discs will be available the second week of August, but if you download Mixed Melodies before the July 31, 2015, just email me your address and I’ll send you a copy at no extra charge! firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like to contribute a tip or donation to help with production costs, you may do so here: Thank You!
The summer has settled in and It’s been a pleasure continuing to get to know familiar faces as well as meet some new ones!
First off: Bravo to all of you for being so supportive this semester with music! I have a lot of children tell me about the instruments they have at home and several of you have encouraged your kids to bring, perhaps, a small guitar or small percussion instrument. My students at Rice Children’s Campus have been especially enthusiastic about this idea. (One student does it, then EVERYONE wants to bring something! Yes, that’s how we humans roll, isn’t it?) It’s been great singing our hello songs with some of the children strumming along. If you’re not one of them, no need to feel left out! Seriously, if you have anything at home, (something not too delicate or precious) I welcome you investigate this with your child, and, if they’re interested, send ‘em off to school with something that makes noise!
This past month has been a fun opportunity to try classic songs in different styles. Children seem to really enjoy “The Great Big Funky Spider”. “Driving In My Car” is enhanced with a verse where we pretend to listen to the radio, switching through various stations and then making up little songs in country, hard rock, opera, pop, blues, and even (yawn) talk radio. Ultimately, though, we decide there’s nothing interesting and we’d rather make our own music. On long trips, it’s always good to start up a round of “10 Bottles Of Pop On The Wall”. (I apologize for that one. But I guess it’s a parent’s right of passage to be on road trip and have to endure the kids belting this one for miles, right?)
Other songs we’ve enjoyed:
Going To The Zoo
Ten Little Monkeys Swinging From A Tree
Plant A Seed In My Garden
Apples and Bananas
It’s been fun to sing camping songs around our pretend fire too:
The Green Grass Grows All Around
5 Little Ducks
This Little Light Of Mine.
Finally, I’m thrilled to announce that Mister Bradley is putting out a new CD. Should be out by the first week of August. “Mister Bradley’s Mixed Melodies” will be full of classic songs, but with a twist: Lots of different genre’s represented and plenty of different instruments to hear! So, stay tuned!
As always, Thank You For taking an interest in your child’s musical development!