children’s music

I learned an interesting fact: your home's WiFi is actually not the best thing to livestream on. The best way to live stream is to connect an Ethernet cable into your homes modem. That is the best way to get the clearest picture quality. WiFi...

Live streaming from my living room is challenging. First off - let's all get on the same page - when I am performing I am generally looking at the BACK of my devices - not the screen, because if they were forward facing all the...

As many of you are aware there is a quarantine in effect for us possibly until the end of May 2020. So we are live streaming shows on our Turtle Dance Music Instagram and Facebook Live. I have been learning so much by live streaming....

Yesterday I performed 5 back-to-back shows at an autism center in Long Island called Barbara C. Wilson Pre-School. I have performed at this school for the past several years. Here is an excerpt from a letter of recommendation which the PTA shared with us: "Mr. Matt...

We're starting 4-week residencies are multiple New York Public Library branches for the month of March. We will be at Richmondtown Branch (Staten Island) every Monday at 11 A.M., Eastchester Branch (The Bronx) every Tuesday at 11:00 A.M., and The City Island Branch (The Bronx)...

Teachers are the backbone of who I am today. I remember Mrs. Chez, my third grade teacher, picking up a story I had written, reading it out loud to the class and telling everyone how excellent my writing was. That meant the world to me...

https://www.nichq.org/insight/childrens-social-and-emotional-development-starts-co-regulation When I went to graduate school one of my favorite things about Gerry Costa was that he gave everybody hugs. He's a very kind man. His program really opened my worldview about early childhood development and how profound it is. Sometimes I feel like when...

Scrak's Big Adventure Is Now On Youtube! Hello friends! We are releasing the musical video companion for our book “Scrak’s Big Adventure.” You can follow along with your copy of the book. We write personalized/special notes to everyone who orders a copy of the book...

Ever since I got my graduate degree from the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University I have been creating and sharing artistic works and music concerts/classes for children, teens and adults with special needs. Take a look at this...

Yesterday we performed our Battle of the Trash bands program at Setauket Elementary School for over 500 students. It was a huge hit! We explored instruments made from reused and recycled materials, talked about sustainability and we read our new story The Adventures of Scuba...