Cheryl Melody Header

April 15, 2011
In This Issue
Friends Forever CD
My Favorites
Concerts
Quick Links
 
Enjoy Cheryl Melody's award winning music anytime you want with her latest CD "Friends Forever"

2010 Kidlutions Preferred Product Winner!
 
Join Our Mailing List
 Greetings!


In the end, it will not be what we talked about, but what we did,

how we acted, where we put our time and energy,

because by everything we do, we model and mentor what we value.

Our lives speak loudly.                                                          

    --Written by Dr. Geraldine Schwartz, Living Legacy Project

 

Dr. Schwartz's vision has the power to be transformational to children and adults alike.  We have the ability to be everyday heroes with our minute by minute conscious choices in words, actions, feelings and thoughts.  Heroism is the courage to not choose actions of peers who are demonstrating exclusion, abuse, teasing, bullying, ridiculing, stereotyping or prejudice.  Heroism is also a simple inclusive smile or an appreciative thank you. 

Share with children that even if they have taken the low road from time to time, they still have the ability to try again with better choices.   Many famous heroes have gone astray at times, and yet through increased self-awareness, they have created an inner and outer world of amazing inspiration to others.  As Maya Angelou says, "when you know better, you do better."  

Please read Katy Abel's article,

"From Spiderman to Mom:  How Kids Choose Heroes"

The article offers in-depth information on helping children to discover the hero within.  

                    
                                                                                                                                                                              Cheryl Melody
chermelody@aol.com



 

INSPIRING PEOPLE, VIDEOS, WEBSITES, RADIO SHOWS & EVERY DAY HEROISM
 

INSPIRATIONAL TEACHER: 

Inspiring Person

Robert Cumming  

 

Robert works with Grade 3, and in his own words:  

"I began by teaching the children about Black History, and designed the unit so that the lessons would eventually discuss issues of bullying and discrimination. It was a huge hit! I used my own personal experience dealing with bullies in elementary school, which helped the children see that although you can be a target of bullying, you don't have to be a victim. The main focus of the unit was to motivate students to stand up and not stand idly by while others are being bullied". 


VIDEO:

Anti-bullying campaign
Anti-bullying campaign
Robert Cumming's anti-bullying work with the children in his class


World Image 

 

KIDS WEBSITE:  

 

KIDS ARE HEROES - Take a look at what these kids are doing!

 

KIDS RADIO SHOW:

 

KIDS ARE HEROES - This show is centered on children who are doing inspiring role modeling-amazing! Give a listen!)

 

 



Testimonial


 

All Concerts, Keynotes and Workshops:

"I was so inspired by one of the impromptu peace promises by one of our students. It's those special moments that truly matter and I'm sure why you continue to do what you do. Please know that you had a significant positive influence, not only on that child, but all others that were previously negatively affected by his behaviors.  Very cool."               ~K.L., Parent Volunteer at HOPE (House of Education and Peace)


 

NEWS from CHERYL MELODY

 

Cheryl Melody's  

"Peace Begins with You and Me - We're Bully Free!" 

 

Mary Finn School

 

Children Holding Hands around the World

House of Education and Peace  

 

 

Bethany Hill School

 

Walnut Park Montessori School  


These concerts are private.  Please email me in advance if you wish to attend.

 

 

The Musical Imagination Adventure Family Fun Concerts!

Cheryl Melody at Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA., February 19
Cheryl Melody at Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA., February 19

 

OPEN TO PUBLIC


LEICESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY -  April 21, 2:00 p.m. 

 




 children jump

Cheryl Melody teaches and performs at JAM TIME in Maynard, MA! 

JOY-FILLED MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND IMAGINATION CLASSES! 

 Tuesday mornings 

JAM TIME IS A PREMIER PLAY AND ENRICHMENT CENTER

86 Powder Mill Road
 Maynard, MA   



Cheryl Melody Concerts  
   
"I Can be an Everyday Hero!"   Interactive Anti-Bullying Teaching Concert (Pre-K through Grade 3)        

The entire audience becomes a part of the earth singers, rappers, storytellers and earth heroes.   Themes include anti-bullying, by-stander silence, telling an adult if the problem feels emotionally challenging, respect, inclusion, role modeling, the power of words and actions, being an everyday hero.   $500-$650*   

 

"Peace Begins with You & Me-We're Bully Free!" Teaching Concert (Pre-K through Grade 3)             

The entire audience becomes a part of the earth singers, rappers, storytellers and earth heroes.   Themes include anti-bullying, by-stander silence, telling an adult if the problem feels emotionally challenging, respect, inclusion, role modeling, the power of words and actions, being an everyday hero.   $500-$650*     

 "Peace Begins with You & Me" (Pre-K through Grade 2)  

Original & Multi-cultural songs & storytelling with character-building messages, movement, puppets, instruments, self-esteem messages and ways to create positive changes within themselves and towards each other.    $425-$500*             

 

"The Musical Imagination Adventure Family Fun 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.  $400-$500*   

 

Birthdays: Music, Movement and Imagination (Babies through age 5)  

Sing, dance & imagine with Cheryl Melody, and become the star of every song and story! $225-$350*                             

 

(*Prices do not include travel.  Discounts for multiple concerts, same day, same place:  For more information, please contact Zac at zcaltaldo@gmail.com  or Cheryl Melody at chermelody@aol.com)


Cheryl Melody
B.M.Ed., M.A.

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

Kidlutions LogoParents Choice Award Logo