Mr. Y the Guitar Guy

Mr. Y the Guitar Guy

Today the Grant Yonkman Adventure Team led some songs in Olivia’s second grade class. I was performing at her school as a part of a program for elementary-aged children that I’ve developed over the years. Nicole happened to be substitute teaching in Olivia’s class, and I happened to have scheduled with Olivia’s regular teacher to do music with the class today. So it ended up being an Adventure Team moment. We skipped and skated and hopped and jumped and jogged “To My Lou.” We sang some Woody Guthrie classics: “This Land is Your Land” and “Take You Riding in the Car.” We did “Puff the Magic Dragon,” and “Clap Your Hands,” a favorite from a contemporary children’s songwriter who performs under the name “Ralph’s World.” Along the way we learned about proper breathing for good singing and about the importance of imagination.

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