Author visit with equal interactive focus on writing and illustrating.
Poetry workshops/grades K-12, hands-on writing in classroom/boosts ELA scores/ethical thinking
Motivating children to read and write through stories, audience participation and simple writing lessons. Day-long visits and week-long visits.
Billy Jonas believes that creating a bright future starts with kids. Using homemade and re-cyclable “re-percussion” instruments, songs that celebrate community, as well as personal and planetary ecology, his think-outside-the-box educational performances occur at schools, colleges, universities and libraries around the country. Billy’s goal is to plant musical seeds, that will help grow creative, open-minded, engaged and open-hearted citizens of the world.
Some ask: “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” Billy Jonas asks: “What is the sound of 600 sets of keys jingling on the downbeat? And how shall we inspire the audience to do it?” For 25 years, Billy Jonas, performer, singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator, has perfected the art of the neo-tribal hootenanny around the globe – original songs performed with a generous dose of audience participation. Jonas and his band perform using voice, guitar, and industrial re-percussion – homemade creations of buckets and barrels, keys and cans, bells and body percussion. Each concert is a soul-spelunking, heart healing, joy-filled journey of spirited music that is accessible to anyone and everyone, regard- less of age or cultural background.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BOOK follows the stages of creating an illustrated book. SOMETHING FISHY is an illustrator’s mystery.
Goowin’s Balloowins” brings stories to life with student actors and balloon costumes, scenery, and props.
Harmonic blend of Irish stories, enhanced by music and song
I offer a variety of workshops, including Making Nonfiction Fun, Creating A Good Story, What People Eat Around the Globe, and A Writer’s Life