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COPPER TOM is unique in the ever burgeoning field of children’s music in that he incorporates cool, sometimes arcane, rhythms into cool, accessible songs. He draws inspiration from American roots music including old time country, blues & roots rock & roll. He might throw in a little New Orleans funk, some Trinidadian calypso, a little ragggae &, some deceptively simple tales ( or in the case of his doggie songs- that would be “tails”) &, well, you get the picture! Then again, only by listening will you really start to appreciate what his unique musical vision has to offer!  COPPER TOM’s release Get the Beat! won the Album of the Year Award from the Kids Music Awards in 2010.

His current release is called GET THE BEAT! It’s full of diverse rhythms & interesting songs. Most of the tracks are self-penned & they feature some of the most dynamic musical talents from beautiful & ever-vibrant Ann Arbor, Michigan USA ( and home of the University of Michigan- Go Blue!).

As a matter of record, COPPER TOM was born on the little finger of Michigan (did you know Michigan looks like a hand- surrounded majestically by the Great Lakes? ) in the truly spectacular town of Traverse City- also known as the Cherry Capital of the World! You can probably guess COPPER TOM’S favorite fruit & why he was compelled to write about THE ABC’S OF FRUIT as he did on GET THE BEAT!

COPPER TOM currently resides in the aforementioned, & still beautiful, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA & is an alumnus of that GREAT (aforementioned) UNIVERSITY that is located here. Hence his incessant incantation of GO BLUE! He is a Phi Beta Kappa, having graduated with honors & with a Masters degree in education. He lives with his wife KAREN, daughter MEGAN & faithful doggie TOCO. Sons DAMION, ASHLEY & CHRIS are grown-up & currently either attend college or live on their own. He has a granddaughter, KIERRA, who lives in Tecumseh, Michigan & who will be a year old in May 2009.

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FyZelma Music recording artist COPPER TOM will be appearing on (insert date & time ) at (insert location).

COPPER TOM is unique in the ever burgeoning field of children’s music in that incorporates cool, sometimes arcane, rhythms into cool, accessible songs. He draws inspiration from American roots music including old time country, blues & roots rock & roll. Then he might throw in a little New Orleans funk, some Trinidadian calypso, a little raggae & some deceptively simple tales ( or in the case of his doggie songs- that would be “tails”) &, well, you get the picture! Then again, only by listening will you really start to appreciate what his unique musical vision has to offer!  COPPER TOM’s release Get the Beat! won the Album of the Year from the Kids Music Awards in 2010.

 

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Jump Around Parties

JUMP AROUND PARTIES – Featuring Copper Tom- award -winning children’s music performer, these parties are a fun-filled event – with lots of interactive music & fun activities that keep young children enthralled & actively involved from start to finish.  Parties are for children ages 1-8.  Many are for 1 & 2 year olds.  Copper Tom is a former school teacher in elementary schools for many years.  He is currently a full time children’s music performer who has recorded 2 CDS.  His most recent – Get the Beat! – won national honors for Album of the Year from the Kids’ Music Awards in 2010.  Each year Copper Tom visits hundreds of schools & libraries in Michigan & in the midwest- & now he’s available to visit your home- or any commercial location & present this terrific party.  Styled after the successful & very popular, Parties by Dylan of New York City,  & created with the full support of originator/owner Ms. Dylan Glanzer – each party is thorougly planned & individulaized in advance – with age-appropriate &  fun-filled musical acticities.  Each party includes:

This is the # 1 kids music party entertainment in Michigan.  Perfect for your home or any commercial setting.Copper Tom is one of the top children music entertainers in SE Michigan.  He keeps young children entertained & involved.  Great for boys & girls- ages 1-8.  Many of these parties are very special events for for 1 & 2 year-olds.  Copper Tom knows how to maintain a safe enviornment where kids can really have fun.  He knows how to hold the attention of young children in a positive & engaging way

 

Schools & Libraries

PROGRAMS FOR 2014-2015

LET’S HAVE A GREAT YEAR!  – NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

Brand new for 2012-13.  This program is a combination of the best elements of the CHARACTER COUNTS & the NO BULLYING ALLOWED! Assembly programs listed below.  It is designed to entertain in a way that emphasizes the importance of good behavior & teamwork in helping to get our school year off to the best start possible.  It includes concrete ways for everyone to contribute in a positive manner to help make for a peaceful & productive classroom & for harmony in the school at large.  Every school will benefit from this engaging experience!  Plus this program includes concrete ways to control & eliminate bullying!

 

LET’S WORK TOGETHER! – NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

This program is an extension of LET’S HAVE A GREAT YEAR! (See directly above) that is effective at any time of the school year. What we can all do to have a more peaceful & productive classroom & school-wide environment.  Included are simple steps everyone can take to eliminate bullying?  This show is part instruction & part motivation- designed to teach & to inspire us all to do our parts to help make our educational environment the best it can be!

 

NO BULLYING ALLOWED! – ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

No one likes to be treated poorly, No one wants, or derives to be, intimidated by another person. Why do some people try to impose their will on others in a way that makes them feel small or threatened? Sometimes it is a reflection of their own insecurity. Regardless, this behavior is never acceptable & we learn ways in this program to identify & stop the rude acts of bullying. Did you ever think a subject such as this could be entertaining as well as informative? Think again & book this program today!

 

CHARACTER COUNTS- ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

This program is based on the importance of good character, personal integrity, and human kindness. & teamwork in making for a smooth functioning classroom & school.  It is presented in understandable terms, in both story & in song, in way that is entertaining yet which also has lasting impact with regard to the fundamental message.

 

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE -NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

Do we take it for granted? Water is everywhere.  It covers nearly 70% of the earth’s surface, yet of that less than 1% of that is fresh water. The Great Lakes hold about 22% of the earth’s fresh surface water.  The human body contains anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size.  An engaging topic?  You bet!  And only Copper Tom offers this one-of-a-kind show of original music & captivating stories that give this tale credence & make it fun for children & teachers alike.

 

A SPECIAL TIME OF THE YEAR. – ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

Celebrate holidays & seasons with Copper Tom. Every holidays &/or seasons can be highlighted in its own special show- or the seasons can be celebrated as part of one natural cycle that we all can enjoy.

 

END-OF-YEAR PARTY! – ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

Get ready to have fun!  Copper Tom’s original music tells stories & creates rhythms that are engaging & fun.  This program is, simply put, A Rip Snortin’ Good Time! Sing-along, dance-a-long, enjoy a story.  Be happy & grateful that another wonderful school year has taken place & that we all will now get a well-deserved break.  But even with the fun, it’s important to always be kind & be safe during our summertime fun.

 

THE SECRETS OF MAKING MUSIC- NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY OR CHILDCARE SHOW

Now for the first time ever, Copper Tom reveals his patented trade secrets of how he makes music.  Many of the elements of music are revealed including rhythm, lyrics, composition & instrumentation presented in an understandable way for any & all ages. Fun & informative!   Not to be missed!

 

BE NICE TO YOUR NEIGHBOR- NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

Be a team player.  Work together & accomplish great things. A great deal is possible when we treat one another with kindness & respect & work together as one.  Songs & stories to entertain & inspire.

 

READING ROCKS! – ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

Perfect for National Reading Month or any time of the year.  Copper Tom is an avid reader.  He has always believed that reading opens us up to a world beyond our dreams.  As a classroom teacher, he loved teaching this subject & as a songwriter & performer, he loves doing this show.  Not to be missed!

 

IT’S GOOD TO BE ME! – ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

Healthy self-esteem seems to come naturally to some of us.  Others can struggle with developing it for most of our lives.  The school setting is a natural one for enhancing this important trait & Copper Tom has the perfect assembly program to develop awareness & tools that help students be all they can be. Students & staff leave this show with strong feelings of positive self-worth – knowing that each of us is unique & has something special to offer.

 

IT’S A WONDRFUL WORLD! – MULTI-CULTURAL THEME FOR SCHOOLS & LIBRARIES

Our beautiful country has a proud tradition of welcoming people of many faiths & cultural backgrounds. Each group that is represented here offers something special & unique that adds to the richness of our own collective identity.  Copper Tom helps schools & libraries celebrate diversity in story & song.  Join him to cultivate a renewed awareness & appreciation of variety in cultural traditions that help make our world a better place.

 

SING-A-LONG & DANCE-A-LONG WITH COPPER TOM- PRE-SCHOOL SHOW

This is a brand new show just for pre-schoolers.  It includes some familiar songs- along with new songs that are taught in the program.  Many of the songs include hand movements.  Participation is encouraged.  Most songs and activities are short & sweet in order to maintain interest for the little ones & to keep the fun moving right along.  This is rapidly becoming the most popular Copper Tom show for pre-schoolers & day care centers.

 

COPPER TOM PARTY CONCERT – PRE-SCHOOL, ELEMENTARY OR FAMILY SHOW

Sing a little song.  Dance a little dance. Have a lot fun!  Copper Tom’s music is meant to be enjoyed.  It’s sing-able!  It’s dance-able!  It’s fun-able!  Don’t miss out! Treat you school & family to a show that means fun, participation & entertainment for one & all.  Suitable for all ages- any time of the year!

 

COPPER TOM FAMILY FUN NIGHT-FUN FOR EVERYONE!

Bring Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Grandma, Auntie, Uncle, Brother, Sister, Neighbor & Friend.  Bring Fido! Anyone can come & everyone will enjoy this special event of entertainment & inspiration. Songs & stories for play & to unite us loving harmony.  Sign up & get ready for a heartwarming, fin-filled time.

 

COPPER TOM FUNDRAISERS- MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Does your organization need additional funds for new equipment, that special field trip or new program?  Let Copper Tom help you raise the funds needed & have a good time to boot!  Copper Tom has there experience & tools that will make your fund raising experience entertain & successful.  Make money on CD & download card sales, t-shirts & hats & featuring a very special performance that will be a treat for one & all. Sign up today & get ready for a boost in funding for wherever you need it most.

 

COPPER TOM RESIDENCIES-MUSICAN-TEACHER-STORYTELLER ALL-IN-ONE

A day or a month- or any length of time in between- Copper Tom will come to you to teach & to entertain.  Themes can be pre-arranged in any way.  Song writing can be inspirational & fun & everyone can experience success in creating new &* original songs.  Want to learn how to tell stories?  Series can be fun, funny or heartwarming, and anyone can learn to do it. Any time of year is a good time for a Copper Tom residency & he’d love to come to your community- anywhere in the Great Lakes region or around the world.

 

COPPER TOM BIRTHDAY PARTIES & SPECIAL EVENTS-LET THE FUN BEGIN!

Any age- anyone can enjoy their special day in a special way- with Copper Tom.  Music, fun, dancing, sing-a-longs, comedy, stories, & even some juggling (he can teach you this too!) to make any birthday or special event that much more special in a way that is fun & inspirational for everyone who attends.  Perfect for all ages!

 

PICK-A-THEME   – TAILOR-MADE JUST FOR YOUR SCHOOL & THEME

Yes, Copper Tom knows hundreds of songs & a handful of stories that can be organized for almost any educational theme.  He is a certified teacher with an MA in education & a knack for being able to fashion a show around virtually any theme.  A lifelong learner himself, Copper Tom can make almost any subject come alive in a way that is understandable & enjoyable for one & all.  Just ask him about some of the wonderful & varied themes he has already done, & others he still wants to do- & then get ready for a fun-filled program that informs & entertains in a way that few can match.  Let the learning, let the fun begin!

 

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