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Check out Australian Flutist Eliza Shephard on our Live At The Same Time Half Way Round The World Stream...

It is fascinating that we live in a time where we can collaborate with people half-way around the world in places like Australia in real time. My friend Luke introduced me to Tim from Canberra, Australia. He is a big children's musician and music teacher...

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)...

It's so important to us that parents and caregivers have an amazing experience wherever we perform. Getting out of the house can be difficult sometimes. And Winter is challenging because you can't go to the playground or the park as much as you'd like to....

Last week I had a crazy adventure with Teddy. Teddy came with me to Albany, NY to give a presentation to 70 librarians. He was so good on stage with me. And everyone adored him. Afterwards we took a trip to the science museum and...

We had an amazing time at the Longwood Library today in Middle Island, NY. A huge group of adults with developmental and physical disabilities came through and sang some stellar karaoke. They were rockstars. My favorite thing about doing karaoke is that nobody wants to be...

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...

One of the best things we do at Turtle Dance Music, whether it's very young children, teens or older adults is engaging our audiences. We want to redefine what it means to be "interactive". We want our audience members to feel heard and appreciated. We...

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