Remote Arts Learning

Remote performances and workshops are now available for many of our artists! Here's what you need to know:

  • Artists will adapt their existing programs for the online format.
  • YAMA artists offer LIVE streaming programs or pre-recorded programs followed by live Q & A sessions, through your online learning platform.
  • Programs are 30-45 min. including Q & A with students.


The following YAMA artists can adapt programming for online platforms:

Alison O'Leary (Author)
Andrea Lovett (Storytelling workshops)
Bamidele Dancers and Drummers (African dance and percussion)
Behind The Mask (mask-making and mask theater)
Billy B (natural science song/dance man)
Celtic Bells
Corey DePina (rap/hip hop history and practice)
David Zucker (Poetry in Motion)
David Zucker & Richard McElvain (MathsAmazing!)
DrumatiX (Creative percussion and movement)
Eth-Noh-Tec (Stories from Asia)
Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band (Ashkenazi Jewish folk music)
Fourth Wall (Creative Music/Movement)
Historical Perspectives (Benjamin Franklin theater program)
George Capaccio (Albert Einstein Theater Program)
Gideon Freudmann (Cello Bop and Sound Science)
Grooversity (Afro-Brazilian percussion and movement)
IllStyle and Peace Productions (hip hop dance)
Karim Nagi (Traditional Dance & Music from the Arab World)
Kathak Dance of North India
Kirsten Lamb (songwriting and musical storytelling)
Johnette and Scott (music and dance from New Orleans)
Leeny Del Seamonds (Stories of kindness from around the world)
Leland Faulkner (Illusion)
Li Liu (Chinese acrobatics)
Liz Buchanan (literacy-through-music)
Mass Movement, Inc. (dance workshops tied to curriculum)
Michael Tougias (author/historian)
Mystic Paper Beasts (movement/mask-based theater with clever homemade props)
Nancy Bell (Women's history/Fiber arts/U.S. Revolution)
Nancy Hair (Talking Cello)
Norah Dooley (storytelling and story writing)
Odaiko New England (Japanese Taiko drumming)
Sandeep Das (Tabla: Talking Drum from India)
Shaw Pong Liu (Chinese and Western Classical Music)
Tanglewood Marionettes (Puppet theater)
Urbanity Dance (multiple styles)
Valerie Tutson (Stories from African traditions and African
American history)
Veronica Robles (Mexican dance and music)

Don't see the artist or ensemble you wanted on this list?

SCHEDULE a program now for the joyous time when live programming returns to schools!


A musician play a trombone in an online arts education program


We just had the best Q&A with John [Manning of Historical Perspectives]! We had about 15 kids show up (which is the most I've seen throughout this whole process). They had a great interaction with John. Thank you again for creating an opportunity for our kids to interact with artists and adapting it to an online platform!

Lauren Blumberg, 3rd grade teacher, Seven Hills Charter School, Worcester, MA

Corey DePina did an amazing job with 8th graders at Solomon Schechter Day School yesterday [in his remote program]. I Loved, loved, loved his program! It was a great mix of talking, slides, video and Q & A.

Alison Judd, arts coordinator, Solomon Schecter Day School, Newton, MA

[The Fourth Wall] were AWESOME. Honestly, from start to finish, I was engaged and the kids were engaged. I saw SO many smiling faces and they were dancing with them and laughing. I told them all at the end that this was, by far, the BEST program we have had since this whole virtual learning started.

Jaimie Z, teacher, Solomon Schecter Day School, Newton, MA

YAMA brought the world to our students in a time when they were forced to remain at home - each performance gave the students license to travel beyond our shores, to learn and embrace other peoples and cultures in a time when it is sorely needed. I am so grateful for everything we managed to do!

Mike Evans, Director of Auxiliary Programs, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA