“Original tunes full of kid-friendly lyrics, singable melodies, tight harmonies, and just-right arrangements.” – School Library Journal
“I really can’t say enough about Mister G! In his work with children, he effortlessly combines a worldly musician’s ear, an educator’s eye and a storyteller’s heart.” – Tim Lightman, Principal, Smith College Campus School
Mister G brings his unique music to schools around the country, leading artist residency programs for students in Preschool through 6th grade. Programs can be tailored to fit different schools to address various curricula, educational standards, and learning styles.
In addition to performances, Mister G offers break-out workshops to reinforce learning from the larger concerts, as well as family or community concerts in which students can join him onstage. Teaching guides, songbooks, and coloring books are available for teachers to extend the learning from Mister G’s live concerts.
Learn more about Mister G Artist Residencies.
Unique School Programs
Who Writes Songs? You Do!
Mister G empowers students to write their own songs and demystifies the writing process. Using examples from his albums, Mister G illustrates how great songs, like stories, follow a narrative form with a beginning, middle, and end. Employing basic concepts in literacy, students brainstorm specific imaginative details to create compelling characters and events, and then translate these ideas into lyrics. Using this student-generated material, Mister G demonstrates how a range of musical styles – including funk, rock, reggae, bluegrass, and jazz –can be paired with lyrics to invent a fully-formed new song.
Mister G Goes Green
Children’s inherent curiosity about the natural world is a great jumping-off point for song creation. In this interactive assembly, Mister G guides students to draw the connection between exploration and appreciation of nature and the desire to conserve, protect, and defend the world in which we live. By incorporating scientific information into his fun and engaging songs, Mister G helps students learn and retain elementary facts about biology, ecology, and physics. The program culminates with the composition of a new song generated by the audience, based on the students’ sensory observations and experiences in the natural world.
ABC Fiesta: Bilingual songs with Mister G
A Latin GRAMMY Award winner, Mister G has traveled throughout Latin America gathering inspiration for his original bilingual children’s songs. In this multicultural program, he seamlessly weaves together Spanish and English lyrics to create irresistible tunes that are both catchy and educational. Using call and response techniques, Mister G encourages children to sing along and interact with him throughout the program. For English-speaking children, the concert offers a fun introduction to Spanish vocabulary and Latin music. For native Spanish-speaking children, the songs reinforce the value of their culture and language.
“Gracias Mister G! Dado un espacio que los niños pudieran bailar y cantar con su música muy bonita y muy creativa.Ojalá qué el próximo año pudiera regresar.”– Raquel Briceño Requena, Directora Jardin de Niños Estado de Quintana Roo