Betsy Clinton

Betsy Clinton has been a familiar name for children and parents for nearly 20 years. As a children's performer, she has delighted young and old alike with her own brand of spirited, spontaneous humor that is her own secret blend. Betsy has extended her love of music to workshops, joining with teachers and parents to encourage musical experiences in young children. Whether she is making goony faces to the toddlers, or getting an entire room of teachers to sing along with her, you rarely know what is coming next. Betsy has years of expereince behind her, both as a performer and educator. As a member of the contemporary trio, Second Opinion, Betsy traveled throughout the states performing and recording for over a decade.
Her twenty years as a teacher in both special education and early childhood gives her a unique insight and experience with the needs of a young child. Betsy also was a member of the Very Special Arts program, an organization dedicated to promotion of music and arts experiences for special education students. A resident of St. Johns, Betsy lives in an old farmhouse with her husband, 4-year-old son, as well as an assortment of dogs, chickens and turkeys!

Workshop

Songs for Children / 12:20 to 1:20
Parents and Teachers, Do you ever find yourself wishing you could encourage your children to enjoy music more, or provide some new musical experiences for your children to explore? Enjoy singing to your son, daughter, grandchild, or student? Wish that music could help solve some of the behavior problems that sometimes arise with young children? This is the workshop for you. Betsy will take you through a wide range of songs and music, showing techniques to invigorate, calm, focus, or just enjoy music at it's most basic levels. Bring a tape recorder, and expect to sing along. Children are welcome and encouraged, but the workshop is actually designed for the adults wishing to use music more in children's lives.

 



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