<i>On Music with Children</i>


From James Packard, Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City, NY "I was most impressed by Paul’s show because of the interactive nature of the performance. He was totally in the moment with his audience, engaging them through original songs and improvisation; in fact, he would turn on a dime and change a song based on the spontaneous reaction from the audience. The performances engaged the adults as well as the children and were very family friendly. Paul’s material is timely, substantive and quality."
From Comprehensive Kids Developmental School, NY, NY "Mr. Helou's work with the children has truly been an added enhancement to our program. The children and staff enjoyed and eagerly anticipated their music sessions with Mr. Helou, and I am certain given the opportunity you will understand why."
From Laura Grunwerg, Children's Librarian for River Edge Public Library, River Edge, NJ "Paul Helou performed his Bears, Bees & Butterflies program at the River Edge Library to over 30 three- to eight-year-olds who couldn't stop rocking and jumping to his infectious original tunes. Paul's songwriting is fresh and engaging, filled with whimsy and storytelling -- Eureka was my personal favorite. Paul captivated his young audience with humor, patience, and good new-fashioned music making. Paul was also extremely flexible in tailoring a program to fit our unique needs. The result was a special CD workshop for children ages 5 and up. Some thirty children met with Paul to write and record an earth-friendly tune entitled Listen to Our Voices. Paul worked overtime to tweak the recording, overdubbing vocal and percussive tracks to produce a one-of-a-kind keepsake that was distributed to all of the children who participated in the event."
From Ray Messing, Children's Librarian, Larchmont Public Library, Larchmont, NY "Original and fresh. Great for all ages. Highly recommended!"
From a letter to Hospital Audiences Inc (HAI) “On behalf of the children and staff, I want to thank you for the wonderful performance by Paul Helou . . . it was a moving experience for the 75 children and 34 staff. His gentle, easy-going style lent a calming influence as the wind and rain howled outside the windows. He moved easily among the children, playing his guitar and singing his new songs. He encouraged the children to become involved . . . Mr. Helou’s ability to create such a gentle, accepting atmosphere was truly remarkable.” --United Cerebral Palsy of NYC
From another letter to HAI “His opening act was brilliant. Mr. Helou from the start imbues the children with his amusement . . . the room would fill with laughter . . . everyone had an exciting, fun-filled and wonderful musical time with Paul . . . the event was very interactive and everyone is appreciative . . . Mr. Helou did such a great job that the staff has asked if we can have him come back and perform again.” --Citizens Advice Bureau, NYC
“Our centers enjoyed watching your performance and interacting to all the songs that you provided. You are so talented and our staff and children only had GREAT [caps in original letter!] things to say about you.” --The Learning Experience, New Jersey
“Paul Helou delighted the hearts of the young and old and everyone in between last Friday at Happenings on Main Street. As he lead the children around the gazebo, his original lyrics of Bernie the Hedgehog slivering through the web-filled caves as a dancing asparagus, he awakened the child within me . . . that still wants to come out to play. This kind of fun with the children is really very therapeutic. It gets you out of the cares of life and into the innocence and joy of life quickly.” --Town of Northport
“I want to thank you for your marvelous interactive performance with the children at our street fair. Your energy and receptivity were very impressive. You really helped make our rainy day fair special.” --Washington Market School, Manhattan.

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