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November 1, 2010
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Conscience can be encouraged early in a child's life by asking the right questions within teaching moments, and by having children introspect the effects of their behavior on themselves and/or on another person.  It sounds like a heavy task, but their are many miraculous teaching moments of questioning, guidance and role modeling that can serve to help children understand how to be the best version of themselves as a human being in our world. There are ways to point out that their actions in word, thought or deed just hurt another person's feelings and hurt their own core. Stories and songs can have tremendous impact in our tools for teaching conscience, and I look forward to coming to your area with my character-building creative arts concerts in order to help reinforce your work with children in terms of conscience, respect, acceptance, inclusion, tolerance and non-bullying inner and outer behavior.

Cheryl Melody


"Cheryl Melody is the most refreshing, dedicated and creative artist focusing on the appreciation of diversity in its many forms, and the encouragement of personal responsibility for respectful living. She spreads her message in a joyful way that easily engages both parents and children. I appreciate her ability to be flexible and gear each performance to the specific needs of each audience. Parents have responded very positively to her presentations, messages, and the relationship she quickly develops with the children. The performances themselves are filled with originality and participatory activities for the whole family-so important when the audience is multi-aged. Her performances are meaningful and unique for a child beginning to learn about very important "big" life issues in ways that have impact and staying power."  --M. Cassidy, Director, MFN

Cheryl Melody Concerts

"The Musical Imagination Adventure Concert!"
(Babies - Age 6)
Interactive & meaningful songs, creative movement, character building & self-esteem storytelling with multi-cultural puppets and instruments.  Nurtures friendship, manners, sharing, caring and inclusion.  $375 - $450*

"Peace Begins with You & Me" (Pre-school - Grade 2)
Original & Multi-cultural songs & storytelling with character building messages, movement, puppets, instruments and children's personal promises for creating positive changes within themselves and towards each other.  $425 - $525*          

"Peace Begins with You & Me - We're Bully Free!" A Teaching Concert
(Preschool; Grades K-3)
The entire audience becomes a part of the Peace Begins with You & Me singers & storytellers.  Themes include Anti-bullying, Bystander Silence, the power of words and actions, respect, role modeling, being an everyday hero.  Interactive multi-cultural songs and storytelling with unique instruments to raise behavioral awareness, inclusion and friendship.   $500 - $650*

"One World-Different & Same" (Preschool; Grades K-3) 
Through interactive and meaningful songs, multicultural celebration, storytelling, quotations from world renown leaders, multi-cultural puppets and instruments, unusual vibratory instruments, interactive participation, Cheryl Melody integrates a creative approach to raising children's personal, social & global awareness. Positive messages of tolerance, inclusion, friendship and respect ring throughout the concert, emphasizing that no matter how different we all are, everyone's heart beats in the same way.   $450-$600*

( *Prices do not include travel.  Discounts available for multiple concerts.  Please contact Manager - Zac Cataldo for more information.)


TEACHING TIP:    The TV show, "What Would You Do" on ABC can be a terrific model and game created in your home or school, using role play of different scenarios, and implementing safe sharing and discussion of particular times the child has had a difficult challenge of conscience...

WEBSITES:                                                                                Favorite Article: Signs of a Bully by Dr. Michele Borba 

Favorite song for teaching conscience:  "The No Bully Rap Song" by Cheryl Melody on CD, Celebrate! (many songs/movement/dramatic play and story opportunities that can serve as a catalyst for labeling feelings and create verbal sharing from inside-out


  "Building Moral Intelligence" by Dr. Michele Borba - This book is great! Emphasizes the importance of reinforcing empathy, conscience, self-control, respect, kindness, tolerance, and fairness, and comes with many hands-on activities that adults working with children can utilize.  The recommendations  are not a quick fix but a process.  The book offers strategies for illuminating conscience,  emphasizing that teaching conscience is an important IQ.  It can be found on Amazon:

Cheryl Melody
 B.M.Ed., M.A.

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Performing Artist, Educator, Composer, Recording Artist, Parent's Choice Winner, Kidlutions Winner, Playwright, Author, Keynote Speaker, Workshop Facilitator

 To schedule a performance, please contact my manager:
  Zac Cataldo via email or phone (978) 302-7466