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Teacher Barb's Magic Rainbow Ride

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Teacher Barb's Train To SleepyTown

Teacher Barb

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BIRTHDAYS & PRIVATE EVENTS

WOULD YOU LIKE TEACHER BARB AT YOUR CHILD’S NEXT BIRTHDAY PARTY CELEBRATION?

 

Here’s what you get when teacher Barb comes to your party:

 

50 minutes of fabulous music, movement, singing and instrument play; musical fun with shaker eggs, rhythm sticks, scarves, and instruments of all kinds! Get ready for music that grooves and is appropriate for kids: rock n’ roll, country, blues, jazz, old timey, folk, timeless children’s music and old classics.

 

All songs and activities led by Teacher Barb with her rockin’ voice and rippin’ guitar. Teacher Barb specializes in music education and entertainment for children 1-6 years old. All songs and activities can be modified to appeal to infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and/or kindergartners.

 

 

B-DAY PARTY PRICES

 

$250 for birthday parties in San Francisco


$300 for North Bay, East Bay or Peninsula


$400 for Teacher Barb and her fabulous friend Daniel the Stand Up Bass player 

 

$400 for Teacher Barb and her magical puppet friend Clef the Chef 

 

Contact me privately for bulk CD order for your guests. Discounts available. 

 

PRIVATE CLASSES

 

Are you looking for a private music class in your home with you and your friend/family group? Contact me privately. Rates vary depending on class size.

 

CONTACT BARB

P 510-847-2593
barb@teacherbarbmusic.com

About

Barbara Murphy, aka Teacher Barb, follows up her 2011 Train to SleepyTown Lullaby hit with Magic Rainbow Ride, an upbeat musical adventure for children and the adults who love them.

 

As a young child, Teacher Barb used to fall asleep to the sound of her mother playing classical piano. Even when Teacher Barb was five she thought to herself, “music makes me feel better.”

 

At the age of 7, inspired by her musical mother, Teacher Barb started to play the piano herself. And so began her life-long love affair with music. But, it wasn’t until she moved to Ireland at the age of 19 and bought her first guitar that Teacher Barb truly understood the magic of music making. It was much easier to travel with a guitar than a piano and so she found herself in foreign lands making new friends and having fantastic adventures all by speaking the language of music.

 

Upon returning home, Teacher Barb discovered that songs can be sung as love letters or as gifts for good friends and family. The more she sang and the more she played the more she realized music makes EVERYONE feel better.

 

In 2006, in an effort to hone her musical skills and meet fabulous musicians, Teacher Barb volunteered at Blue Bear School of Music in San Francisco. At Blue Bear, a whole new world opened up. She studied jazz, rock n’ roll, soul and R&B, old timey music, rhythm and blues. By 2007, Blue Bear hired Teacher Barb to help launch a music program called Little Bears for children 6 months-5 years old.  Under the fine tutelage of friend and mentor Charity Kahn (jamjamjam.com), Barbara Murphy became Teacher Barb. She developed a specific skill set for effectively teaching music to young people and the adults who love them.

 

Teacher Barb begged and borrowed much of her curriculum from excellent educators in San Francisco as well as famous pop, rock, jazz and folk artists of the ages:  Queen, The Jackson Five, The Everly Brothers, Elvis, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Paul and Mary, James Taylor, Kermit the Frog the list goes on and on.

 

When asked how she makes music education fun for such young children Teacher Barb replied, “ Teaching children music is like baking a good biscuit.  If you follow a simple recipe it usually turns out all right. First you mix in music that rocks and grooves so children can feel the beat in their bones. Second, you add music that speaks to the spirit of each child. Sing about animals, the sun and moon, family, food and love. Third, let the music sit and settle. Allow the time for each child to find their own voice, move to their own groove and find the music that makes them feel good. Children love rock n’ roll andjazz, reggae and nursery rhymes, blues ballads, folk and hip hop, and silly songs of all kinds. The well of “children’s music” is much deeper than most adults realize.”

 

Teacher Barb lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She teaches young children in many San Francisco pre-schools.

 

Teacher Barb’s alter ego, Barb Murphy singer and songwriter, can be found around San Francisco playing everything from rock to jazz, blues to country. Barb Murphy the singer/songwriter is currently writing and recording her first album due to hit the airwaves in Summer 2020. Watch out!