All Around This World’s energizing sing-along, dance-along school assemblies introduces your students to the world through experience, engagement and FUN.


BOOK JAY FOR A FAMILY-FRIENDLY SOLO PERFORMANCE, INTERACTIVE MUSIC CLASS OR PARTICIPATORY CULTURAL WORKSHOP DURING HIS TOUR THIS SUMMER, mid-JUNE to AUGUST 2018. This summer Jay will be traveling from the northern headwaters of the Mississippi River all the way south to New Orleans.  Contact Jay for dates. See photos and videos from the “Sands Across America” summer tour, 2016.


Jay will happily tailor his sing-along school assemblies, workshops and classes to meet your needs, but you can start by asking about any of these very special programs:


Entertaining and ingeniously educational school assemblies, workshops and classes — so much fun your kids won’t even know they’re learning! Jay and your kids will sing together, dance together and explore the world together in any classroom or auditorium, from the most intimate hands-on workshop to a concert for the entire school. During a typical class or concert Jay will perform songs from several continents that have lyrics in nearly a dozen languages. Do you want to meet a particular part of the world? Check out All Around This World’s musical regions and ask Jay to focus on your favorite. (each concert averages 40 minutes, great for infants-in-arms to 9 year-olds.)

All Around This World in Kansas City -- Book Jay for school assemblies

Jay teaching homeschooling families in Kansas City, summer of 2016


All Around This World Parent Child Class

Jay will join you, your friends and all your young children in your living room, community center, school or homeschool classroom for a one-of-a-kind participatory music class. Sing, dance and move around the room as you and your children meet the world through music. We can travel musically to any or all continents. Do you want to meet a particular part of the world?  “The music and movement of South Asia?” “The many rhythms of Africa?” or should we focus on one country, culture or experience — “Learn to Dance the Ethiopian Eskista.” “How (and why) to dance a Maori Haka.” “Let’s have a Son Jorocho Fandango…!” Talk with Jay about your interests, ideas and needs. We can go ANYWHERECheck out All Around This World’s musical regions and ask Jay to focus on your favorite. (each class is approximately 40 minutes, up to 15 families per class, classroom space permitting.)

All Around This World in Santa Cruz -- Book Jay for School Assemblies

At the Discovery Learning Center, Santa Cruz, California, summer 2016


All Around This World in Coupeville, Washington -- Concerts for kids

At the Coupeville Library, Whidby Island, Washington, summer of 2016

SPECIAL FOR LIBRARIES, in tune with the 2018 collaborative summer reading theme, Libraries ROCK!” Jay’s “Libraries ROCK!” program is an interactive global music adventure that will inspire kids and their families to boldly explore the world by singing and dancing along to magnificent multilingual songs. All Around This World’s classes and concerts for kids average 40 minutes and are great for infants-in-arms to 9 year-olds.