Do-Re-Mi-A-B-C: Songs for Learning to Read

Artist: Liz Buchanan
Type: Performance
Art Form: Music
Grade Level: Pre K - 1
Scheduling Request

Liz’s award-winning songs and repertoire of classic story songs and nursery rhymes turn learning into musical fun! In an interactive program tailored to small groups, this seasoned children’s performer gets kids singing and moving with emphasis on basic literacy skills: rhyming, sounding out words, and understanding the elements of stories. Using shakers and other simple percussion instruments, students will play along with Liz and her guitar, while learning about syllables, letter sounds, rhymes and word families. With advance planning, Liz can customize the program to match requested curriculum content. Ask about a special concert on science themes!

Note: Available live online for remote learning. Also availble for outdoor performances.

Length: Pre-K: 30–35 min, K–1: 40-45 min
Audience Limit: 1 grade per session, 60 students max.
Curriculum Connection: Music, Literacy, Science

Remote Single: $250

Single Show: $295
Back-To-Back: $500
Three-In-A-Row: $705
Four-In-A-Row: $910

Travel Fee: $75

Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing fee of $30 added to all contracts

School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to spotlight artist video, facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.


1 Electrical outlet
Performance Space Requirements:
Prefer classroom, library or other small gathering space

Access to electrical outlet

Arrival time before first performance: 45 minutes
Strike time: 20 minutes
Time needed between performances: 5-10 minutes
Teachers are asked to model appropriate audience behavior for students.

Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.