Tony M. Music is the Pixar movie maker of children’s music. Tony was an elementary school teacher for 11 years. He taught 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades and worked as a behavioral coach for five years in grades 3rd-5th. In 2014, he became a full time professional musician and has played on average, over 175 shows/year in libraries, schools, and family events. He also offers workshops for teachers looking to implement music in their classroom. Tony has been writing children’s music since 2003. He now performs his original school programs to thousands of children. Along with integrating music, literature, and storytelling, Tony’s programs are educational, interactive, and FUN!
The “Just Play,” show is different from a program, but is still very interactive!
Tony will play an unstructured set of original and cover music for the designated time.
Just play is very popular for PTA meetings, back to school nights, dances, field day, and private events.
Put Something Good in the World
45 mins - 1 hr
Program explores 3 ways to make the world a better place:
1. Love yourself
2. Show love and respect to others
3. Put Something Good in the World everyday! Through interactive music, reading/storytelling, Tony encourages students to participate, think, and share their ideas of making the world a better place every day!
Tony explores different instruments with students on a more intimate level.
Tony visits each classroom, Pre-K, K, or both, individually. He spends time playing songs with students a teaching them about and allowing them to be hands on with a variety of instruments. * One time visits and monthly visits are available.
I've Got a Dream
45 mins - 1 hr
In his program, Tony demonstrates to students how achieving your own goals helps others in this world too! The program highlights 3 steps to achieving your goal!
1. I’m going to be me!
2. Dream Big, Stand Tall! Work hard, passion, and commitment.
3. Try Something New!
Through interactive music, reading/storytelling, Tony encourages students to set goals and try their best to follow them every day!
The Culture of Music and Instruments
45 mins - 1hr
This program features a variety of instruments from all over the world. Tony takes students on a trip around the world through music history ending up in America where sharing music from many different cultures leads to more artistic growth and acceptance:
This program is very interactive. Students will have opportunities to play some of the featured instruments.
This program also works better in groups smaller than 100.
Classroom and Educator Workshops