Norfolk-based artist Matt Harrison is new to the Arts for Learning roster this year, teaching a popular workshop called “Make Comics Now.” Matt comes from a teaching family—his parents are retired elementary school teachers and his wife is a middle school English teacher, and he says conversations about classroom theory and its practical applications have […]
Whether he’s counting monsters, fixing spaceships or swimming in peanut butter, Dino’s interactive songs and tall tales engage curiosity, inspire laughter and stir the imagination.
Before 2003, Dino was an elementary music and drama teacher by day and a folk-rock and reggae musician by night. Now, with over a decade of experience as a family entertainer, his live shows and studio recordings reflect his time as both an educator and a performer; Dino is a master at tricking kids into learning.
“We learn best when we are engaged, and we are engaged best when the medium is interactive.” says Dino. And whether it’s a counting song, fill-in-the-blank lyric writing or a sing-a-long, stories and music tap into our innate desire to comprehend, communicate and connect.
Dino’s music is a fun and creative spin on learning. Our kids love him!
~ Vanessa Miller, Elementary Educator, Seattle, Washington
I am sick of Dino’s book. My kids want me to read it ALL the time.
~ Tommy Terrific, Professional Magician (and father of three children)