Resident Artist of Children's Programs
Janis Kaplan, Educator and Cellist


As a passionate musician, Janis Kaplan is thrilled that performing classical music occupies such a large part of her life.  As an orchestral cellist, Janis has had the pleasure of performing on the stages of Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, the DiMenna Center, and Trinity Church in New York City, and at NJPAC, SOPAC, and the Great Auditorium in New Jersey... read more HERE.

Children's Programs
Musical Story Time, Interactive Programs and Concerts




Part 1

Geared for pre-school/kindergarten aged children,  "Musical Story Time"  is a great way to bring music to schools in New York and New Jersey.  Program includes a brief description of different instruments, interactive games (learning about different musical sounds), and features a short popular story (i.e. Fairy Tales, Dr. Seuss or P.D.Eastman)  that shows the children how music and words can work together.  At the end of the program, children participate in a short sing along!


Part 2

The series continues for children from Grades 1-5 with more attention to the different families of instruments (winds, brass, percussion, strings).  Stories are more sophisticated as the grade level increases, and conversations/questions are encouraged after the program.



For middle and high school students, interactive lectures are a great way to introduce music appreciation and music history in a fun, unique way!  From "Name That Tune" to learning how to conduct and feel the music, these are exciting programs that will enrich the community's youth!



The New Jersey Music Society  has been developing a series of works to encourage creative listening for children and families.  



If interested in bringing a program to your school or community, please use the contact page.

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