JOHN C. CAMPBELL FOLK SCHOOL (See WORKSHOPS)
has a feeling for music that permeates the room and encourages children
of all ages and abilities to gain confidence and to feel good about
themselves. She provides quality educational experiences through song,
stories, dance, and instrumental participation that arouse the children's
interest in a variety of music and moods rich with enjoyment."
Arant, Calloway County Schools, Murray, KY
music touched my heart"
Cullowhee Valley Elementary, Cullowhee, NC
only Wednesday, and I'm so wonderful on the dulcimer!"
Pontotoc Elementary, Pontotoc, MS
would like to express my gratitude and thanks for the wonderful week
our fourth graders had participating in the dulcimer workshop you conducted
for us. They were so proud of their ability to play the various songs
you taught them and they truly felt like professionals! The musical
heritage that our region has to offer is tremendous and without programs
such as yours, this heritage is becoming a lost art for today's youth.
Thank you for making this heritage and the dulcimer come alive for our
Central Elementary School, Waynesville, NC
Caldwell County, we have now enjoyed two years of Smart Start art programming.
Anne Lough has worked with us from the inception of this program. She
is a very talented artist with a gift for working with young children,
comfortably handling differences in age and development. She has also
been a presenter in our Care Provider workshops and consistently receives
high acclaim for her presentations. I highly recommend Anne to anyone
considering pre-school or school age programming"
Giduz, Executive Director, Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir, NC.
students as well as the staff at the three elementary schools at which
you performed were very impressed with your programs, all very age-appropriate
and the response was wonderful! Thank you so much for the wonderful
Tubbs, The Music Committee, Robeson County Public Library, Lumberton,
Anne Lough brings culture, history and
our folk heritage alive through the masterful weaving of song, story,
dance and folk instruments. These songs, dances and stories are not
only a rich part of our national heritage but have been an integral
and natural form of expression, socialization and creativity in children
as well as adults throughout time.
has over 30 years experience working with children of all ages, from
pre-school and day care centers through the high school level. She worked
extensively with the Mountain Arts Program in Western North Carolina
starting in 1991 and is now on the North Carolina Arts Council's
Touring Artist Directory. In addition, Anne presents workshops and
seminars for teachers and child care workers on early childhood musical
experience, and the use of music, dance and stories to enhance curriculum
studies at all grade levels.
performances and residencies for pre-school and early elementary age
children include participatory programs of folk songs, singing and action
games, and stories. Older elementary students learn to play the dulcimer
as well as participate in folk singing, play parties, dances and storytelling.
Activities for secondary students are more focused on ballads and lyric
folk songs and can also include dance and dulcimer. At all levels the
culture, history and social significance is integrated into the program.
Residencies can be individually designed to focus on specific curriculum
studies, from math, social studies, heritage and physical education
to English literature.
information or bookings, contact Anne at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
of June Caldwell