Jazz for Young Children:  Susan Milligan and Louise Rogers combine jazz music, storytelling and improvisational theater techniques to teach music, literature and social skills to young children.
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"...she is an excellent teaching artist and excellent performer. Her performances are interactive, and fully engage the students. Her residency work is outstanding ... she is extremely responsible, creative, and sensitive to each child's needs."

-Lois Kipnis
FOTA's Director of Arts Education

CONFERENCES

Our large and small group sessions are directed to early childhood child care providers, pre-k and K-3 teachers, music specialists, administrators and parents.

Louise and Susan are regular presenters at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conference and have offered workshops at conferences of the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE), New York Association for the Education of Young Children (NYAEYC), the Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc. and the Association of Teachers in Independent Schools (ATIS).


Workshop and Conference Handouts
Jazz Books and CD's for Children

April, 2011 - NYSAEYC in NYC

October, 2010 - NYCAEYC in NYC

November, 2010 - NAEYC in Anaheim

May 1, 2010 - NYSAEYC in Verona, NY

February 6, 2010 - CAIS (Connecticut Association of Independent Schools) King School, Stamford, Ct. Bringing Jazz into the Classroom for Young Children

November 19, 2009 - NAEYC Washington, DC. Jazz Mosaic

February 20, 2009 - The National Standard of Improvisation: Louise Rogers, Lorraine Lynch and members of the Roxbury High School Revelations and Classic Sounds.

February 21, 2009 - Extraordinary People Doing Ordinary Things: Louise Rogers and Dr. Kim McCord.

For more info: www.njmea.org

November 2007 - NAEYC Conference in Chicago - Title: "Jazzy Fairy Tales" Workshop: Everything you need to know to bring music and storytelling into your classroom using a fun-filled, hands-on participatory method.

January 11, 2006 - IAJE Conference: Manhattan Hilton. Performance: Vocals/kazoo: Louise Rogers, Acoustic Bass: Rick Strong. Songs from Bop Boo Day!

September 7, 2006 - Great Neck Community Nursery School in Great Neck, NY - Title: "Jazzy Fairy Tales.

October 23, 2006 - Owl Teacher Center in Lindenhurst, NY Title: "Jazzy Fairy Tales: The Music/Literacy Connection." Workshop for teachers in grades Pre-K through 3.

December 2005 - NAEYC Conference, Washington, DC - Title, "I've got the I Miss my Mommy Blues": Singing the blues with young children. How to use this rich form of music and storytelling in your classroom even if you think you are not musical.

November 2005 - Child Care resources of Rockland, Inc. Annual Conference. Rockland Community College, NY. Title, "I've got the I Miss my Mommy Blues": Singing the blues with young children. How to use this rich form of music and storytelling in your classroom even if you think you are not musical.

May 2003 - NYNAEYC, NYC, NY - Jazz It Up: Curriculum implications for math, literature, reading readiness, art, equity and diversity, history, cultural and linguistic diversity, community building in the early childhood classroom (with children's author Chris Raschka).

April 2004 - ATIS, NYC, NY - Title: "I've got the I Miss my Mommy Blues": Singing the blues with young children. How to use this rich form of music and storytelling in your classroom even if you think you are not musical.

April 2003 - ATIS, NYC,NY - - Title: Bay, Boo, Boo, Bop! Put Jazz in Every Classroom.

January 2003 - IAJE, NYC,NY - Title: Bay, Boo, Boo, Bop! Put Jazz in Every Classroom. Grades K-3. Curriculum implications for math, literature, reading readiness, art, equity and diversity, history, cultural and linguistic diversity, community building in the early childhood classroom (with children's author Chris Raschka).

November 2002 - NAEYC Conference, NYC,NY - Jazz It Up: Curriculum implications for math, literature, reading readiness, art, equity and diversity, history, cultural and linguistic diversity, community building in the early childhood classroom (with children's author Chris Raschka).


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS

"These are the types of presenters you should have, wonderfully talented, hidden jewels."

"Fabulous! I learned so much."

"I loved this presentation!"

"Susan was very funny (loved her dry sense of humor) and Louise was very entertaining."

"Thank you so much for a most enjoyable workshop. Can't wait to purchase your program."