Kid Pan Alley has already helped more than 35,000 school children create more than 2500 original songs.
Reisler: These kids will know their song perfectly by Friday and they’ll be singing in the hallway and the bathroom all week. And three years from now they’ll be able to sing it and actually now that we’ve been doing this 15 years and I run into a kid from back then, they can still sing their song. It didn’t take them weeks and weeks but that’s because it’s about them, it’s about what they created. It’s not the music of some European who’s been dead for 300 years. It’s their music and they’re really interested in it.
Mae: All children are able to be creative and that’s what Kid Pan Alley is; we want them to all realize creativity is important, it’s not something that’s to be forgotten or swept under test scores and studying.
Click on the link at the top of the page and you’ll listen to the making of a song by Patrick Henry students as they participate in Kid Pan Alley. Kid Pan Alley has already helped more than 35,000 school children create more than 2500 original songs.