Puppets and fun
Discover the vibrant and varied culture of India-Art, festivals, dance, music, dress, food,people, places, crafts and more!
Life as an artist, creativity, painting instruction, writing musicals, working studio tours.
Reading, Writing, & Research: A Book’s Journey
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.