Happy Teacher in Tauranga

Here’s a SPECTACULAR review of my live show “Crossing the Mid-line”!

On Tuesday 22nd September we were fortunate to have Tony Wyeth come to do a free music and movement show for the New Entrant class of Room 5 at Gate Pa School.

The show was just AWESOME and the children in Room 5 had a blast joining in with the actions! What a delight it was to see the enjoyment on the children’s faces as Tony captured their attention with his music and actions, FUN costumes and cool song characters.

The actions to the songs were carefully choreographed to develop the skill of crossing the midline. Crossing the midline is vital to the development of using both sides of the body together, such as putting on shoes and socks, writing and cutting. It promotes the coordination and communication of the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Tony demonstrated the actions and then practised them with the students before using them with the music. It was great to see all the children giving it a go and having lots of fun while moving and singing to the music.

The children also appreciated the time at the end of the show where they could share their stories and ask Tony questions. What a wonderful show! Thank you so much Tony and the Team at Tauranga City Council for allowing us to have the free show at our school. We would love to have you back again

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Famous in Te Awamutu!

Here’s a lovely article on my live show “Crossing the Mid-line”. The photos aren’t very clear, so I’ll add them in underneath. 🙂 Many thanks to Caitlan Johnston for the photos!

Tony Wyeth’s first Crossing the Midline musical show took place at Impressions Childcare Centre in Pirongia. Photo / Caitlan Johnston
Tony Wyeth teaching the children at Impressions Childcare Centre some dance moves to one of his songs. Photo / Caitlan Johnston
Little Pumpkin sings a song about Emotions.
Tony Wyeth teaching the children at Impressions Childcare Centre some dance moves to one of his songs. Photo / Caitlan Johnston
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NEW ALBUM!!!

Yippee!!

It’s taken a while, but finally my new album is out, released today. It’s a simple collection of my favourite classic nursery rhymes. Obviously, I’ve given them a special little Sing Along With Tony twist!

Check out Incy Wincy Spider and Friends, she is joined by Quainty Dainty Ladybird, Grumpy Plumpy Bumblebee and Dirty Gerty Cockroach. All of these characters have quirky Tony character voices to bring them to life. It sure was a lot of fun to make! And if you need a work out, see if you can keep up with The Grand Old Duke Of York, it gets faster and faster and faster!!

If you like laid back reggae beats have a listen to Mary Had A Little Lamb. I think it’s my favourite track at the moment. The vocals are smooth, the instruments are gentle, the arrangement is clean, it’s a very easy song to listen too. AND it includes all 3 verses, which is a bit rare these days.

If you’re teaching English to very young children you should check out Ran Rain Go Away. I used this with an end of year school production in France. There’s a nice little instrumental break between the simple and repeated lyrics. This was where we had the children do a little dance! The first verse is children dancing, the second verse is children dressed as ‘Mummy and Daddy’ dancing to a Hip Hop beat and the final verse is children dressed as ‘Grandma and Grandpa’ having a boogie to some 1930’s jazz. It was a great success, very cute.

If music really is your thing, you could try teaching Row Row Row Your Boat. It finishes by singing in a round, so two groups sing together, but start at different times. The resulting harmonies are lovely. But it can be difficult for youngsters to grasp.

Anyway, there should be something for everyone on the album. 🙂

Here’s a link to Spotify, PLEASE CHECK IT OUT!!!!

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15 Days Until New Album Released!

Holy Guacamole!

Only 15 days now, until my new album “Nursery Rhymes” is officially released. YIPPPEEEE!!!!

It will be available on all the usual sites: iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc and I’ll try to put links here on this website. It’s all go! I’m especially proud of the song “Incy Wincy Spider and Friends”. I’ve created new verses to include Incy’s friends Quainty Dainty Ladybird, Grumpy Plumpy Bumblebee and Dirty Gerty Cockroach. I think you’ll love these new characters. You can listen to the song already on YouTube if you can’t wait! A bientôt!

New album released 28th May!
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NEW SINGLE!!!

Hey hey hey!

I’ve got a new song! It’s to help children get through these crazy virus days/daze.

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