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December 1, 2010
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   According to a recent New York Times article by Pamela Paul, bullying is rampant in preschool and Kindergarten.  I feel that bullying is not a "new" issue.  Many years ago, I myself experienced the tortures of bullying as a young child.  Gratefully, the media has put a spotlight on this issue, and the wounds of bullying have been brought into people's consciousness.   The more children realize the effects of their words, actions, thoughts and feelings on themselves and others, the more hope we have in creating a human consciousness filled with a tolerance.  As the saying goes...WE are the changes we want in the world.  I passionately believe that early childhood is the key time to invest in the quality of a child's education, including the teaching of core character-building values and the development of a healthy self-esteem.   Every children's concert, each award-winning CD, every song and story that I have written all embrace our mutual intention of building a generation that reinforces a healthy emotional and social IQ.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
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Positive Messages in every word of every CD & Concert, with character-building and self-esteem opportunities in every song and story!   




"Cheryl Melody's  joy-filled, heartfelt music and storytelling brings a love and deep kindness that are a gift to all. She has a gift and a deep love for humanity that beams through.   Every action is done with a mindfulness that is full of compassion and care.  We could all learn from her way of honoring our children and honoring life. A beautiful soul & a charming performer."     -M. Atamian-Massachusetts

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.)


Interesting video on You Tube:  "Kids for Character, Part I"   (Tom Selleck focuses on character development in children, and has a section in the video that speaks to adults, and a section with children.  It is over 9 minutes)                                                                                           

New York Times article on Bullying by Pamela Paul   (Pamela Paul writes powerfully, using specific examples about what is going on in Kindergarten and how bullying is beginning earlier in a child's life; Paul also writes about parenting issues in this article.  This is a moving article that injected even more passion within me to do my part to help raise awareness in children on the power of their words and actions)        

  Favorite Book on Preschool/K bullying issues: They Don't Like Me by Jane Katch    (Jane Katch is a remarkable teacher who seeks to empower children.  She shares her keen observations of the effects she has experienced in the classroom concerning bullying, and approaches she has used in helping children understand and shift their behaviors.  The focus of the book is on early childhood bullying and teasing.)

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