Musicians for Kids' Birthday Parties
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Musicians for Kids' Birthday Parties
Can anyone recommend a musician I can hire to lead kiddies in
song for 30-40 minutes on a sunday afternoon at my 4 year
old's birthday party? Names and rates would be awesome. S.
Susan Zelinsky (otherwise known as Susan Z) is a great
children's performer. She does birthday parties, has led
children's music classes & has some children's music CDs out
too. you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or
check out her website at www.susanz.com. As a parent at my
children's preschool she often shared her talents with the
children there, leading music circle times. She has a
wonderful way of connecting with kids and great music too!
I am looking for someone to entertain around 10 toddlers,
I would love to have someone that can bring some
instruments for the kids.
Cowboy Jared is very good at engaging and entertaining kids.
If you are looking for a friendly, talented musician to play
at your child's party, I would recommend Jenn Guitart. She
plays guitar and sings wonderful songs for the children at
my daughter's preschool, Duck's Nest School of Arts and
Sciences in Oakland. She's great! My daughter loves to go to
school the days that she playing for them; she also leads
the children through performances at school events. She
lives in Oakland and her email is: email@example.com.
There are some reviews online, but they are several years old.
I would love to hear from parents who hired a musician to
entertain little ones at a birthday party. My son will be 3
soon and we are thinking of having music at the party to keep
the kids occupied. We need something economical, as our budget
is tight right now.
Thank you for sharing your musical gems!
Andy Z is fabulous for that age. He did my daughter's 4th birthday party and it
hit with kids and parents. He performs a few times each Winter at Studio Grow.
Mom to an Andy Z groupie
One of my 3 y.o. daughter's friends had Enzo come to her
birthday party. He did a great job keeping all the kids engaged
and entertained and I would highly recommend him. The party was
in S.F., but I'd be surprised if he refused something in the
East Bay. More info on his website - www.enzogarcia.com.
I would HIGHLY recommend the wonderful Cowboy Jared!
I've heard him perform several times at events where I was face
painting; he's easy on adult ears, and kids find him enchanting.
Hi, Can anyone recommend a good musician, guitar player or the
like, for a 3 year olds sat. afternoon birthday party?
We hired Renee Benmeleh from Music Together (925-376-5652,
firstname.lastname@example.org) for our son's third birthday which was outdoors with a
huge group of kids that varied in age. She was wonderful! In addition to
singing, she brought sticks, shakers, bells, etc for the kids to use to make
music. They LOVED her and the adults had fun with it too! I'd highly recommend
it. Have fun!
We're throwing a shebang for our daughter's 4th birthday, and
want someone to play music and really engage the kids. Bonnie
Lockhart would be great, but she's got another gig that day
(May 16). Any suggestions would be welcome ....
I highly recommend Tamsen Fynn for an entertaining, fun and
musical party for your 4 year old (and for anyone else looking
for great b-day party ideas). Tamsen is excellent at engaging
children of all ages. She is a great musician who writes
original children's music as well as performs kids'
favorite ''standards.'' She is available for birthday parties
providing 45 minutes of Songs and Movement. She will work with
you to tailor it to your requests, themes and ages of kids. She
also has fun props, and instruments to share. I believe her
current rate is $150 and prefers a 15 child maximum.
Tamsen also performs family concerts throughout the Bay Area as
part of Orange Sherbet. We just saw them last week at La Pena
and loved every minute of it.
Tamsen Fynn 415-302-6257
More about Orange Sherbet at www.elephantred.com
Can onyone recommend a good entertainer for a 3 year old
birthday party in Berkeley? There will be only 8 children all
between the ages of 2.5 and 4.
We prefer not to have balloon makers and magicians. We were
hoping to find someone who plays the guitar and knows lots of
children songs. Any other suggestions?
My son's Music Together teacher Renee Benmeleh recently posted
about her availability for childrens birthday parties. My son (3
years old) absolutely loved her, and even though we no longer are
in classes, he still talks about her. I searched the messages
and found her contact info for you.
Our family has seen two performances by Gayle Schmitt and we love
her. I'm not sure if she does private home shows, but she
performs often in the SF schools. Gayle emphasizes dance and
movement over 'lap songs', so you'll need to have some space
where kids can jump, march, etc. Contact her or order her
wonderful children's cd at the following address:
I can't recommend anyone in particular, but try contacting
Music Together (www.eastbaymusictogether.com). I went to a
birthday party with my daughter and a Music Together teacher
was there as the entertainment. It was really enjoyable. She
had instruments for the kids and was great at getting everyone
We have seen Gary Lapow perform at the Kensington library and at
the Buddy Club shows and I think he would be great for what
you're looking for. Guitar, fun and silly songs, spontaneous and
will include the birthday child in fun ways. I think he does
private birthday parties. I don't have a # but you could contact
the Buddy Club (thebuddyclub.com)and they would either give you
a contact phone # or they would be able to arrange for him or
another performer for you. Also fun who we've seen through the
buddy club is the Bubble Lady, great performer with lots and
lots of bubbles including the kids can be inside a giant bubble.
My daughter will turn 3 in February and we are planning to have
her first real birthday party on Saturday the 22nd of Feb. We
were going to hire a well-known east bay children's musician,
but he seems to be a flake. Therefore, at the last minute, I
am without entertainment. My daughter loves to dance and sing,
and we are planning to bring lots of fun percussion instuments
for the kids (about 8 - 10 of them) and adults (about 20 of
them) to use. We are also musical instrument goody bags for
the kids. We would love to hire someone for two 20-30 minute
sets who will play guitar, sing kids' favorite songs and get
the kids excited and dancing. HELP. I am running out of time!
Unity Nguyen is a great children's musician. She is music
teacher for my both children and one of their friends in their
respective schools. She just did my youngest daughter's third BD
party (just as you've described the one you want), and kids
loved it. She works specifically with this age group and knows
how to make music and dance so exciting for them.
Unity plays about every European and Asian instrument you know,
You can reach her at unity_n at yahoo.com or (510) 594-1608.
She is great, you won't regret it!
For our daughter's fifth birthday we had Christopher Smith, a
experienced local musician/kindergarten teacher at Neil Cummins
School in Corte Madera. He's knows children (and the grown ups
love him, too!) He used to play music/read stories for a local
independent bookstore on Sunday mornings. He'd be great!
Contact him through Neil Cummins School at 415-927-6965.
have you tried Asheba? we had him at my daughter's 2 year party
and everyone said it was the best party they had ever been to.
carribean folk versions of children's songs as well as some great
originals. he is a pleasure to have around and is wonderful with
kids. check him out/contact him at www.asheba.net
Several Music Together teachers are available for birthday
parties. We will bring percussion instruments for everyone
to use, a guitar and a big repertoire of really fun (for kids
and adults) music. We are always happy to include your
child's familiar favorites. Please call Music Together.
They can all provide
you with references from previous birthday party
appearances. Have fun!
Why don't you contact Music Together? They are terrific and have many wonderful teachers. We especially love Julie and Allegra. You can contact them at www.musictogether.com. Good luck. I'm sure you will be able to find someone.
It sounds like Bonnie Lockhart would fit the bill perfectly. She
sings weekly at my daughter's preschool and the kids just love
her. We've seen her perform at the library and at a party (my
daughter is a dedicated groupie!); she was great at inspiring the
kids to sing, clap and move. I don't have her number but you
might be able to get it through Bananas or La Pena.
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