The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) brings the arts into local pre-schools and Head Start centers in Nashville, Tennessee. Give Yourself a High Five brings together a recording of the music our talented Teaching Artists offer to and often create for young children. Visit our website at www.tpac.org/highfive
Meet our Teaching Artists!
Rachel Sumner – an innovative singer/songwriter whose witty and delightful songs charm her listeners , Rachel performs The New Itsy Bitsy Spider, You Brush Your Teeth, Can You Dance Like That, Doctor Knickerbocker, and Little Ms. Muffett.
Jocelyn Sprouse – a gifted violinist who plays all over the world, Jocelyn brings her love of classical music to the project with excerpts from popular pieces: Norwegian Dance No. 2 by Edvard Greig, Elves Dance by Ezra Jenkinson, and Allegro by Joseph-Hector Fiocco.
Dann Sherrill – an expert in Brazilian percussion, Dann creates multi-layered rhythms and soundscapes that fire the imagination and make children want to move with Conga Line Comparsa, Samba de Roda, Merengue Auténtico, Blues Away, and A Walk Through the Rainforest.
Ginger Sands – an inspiring recording artist, Ginger welcomes children into the world of music and storytelling with Somebody Near You, Goldilocks, Winter and Spring, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and Jill.
Kathleen Lynam – known for her spectacular puppetry, Kathleen shares the poetry and songs she creates for her puppet characters in Billy and the Bacteria, What Happened to Itsy Bitsy?, Listen to Your Mama, Humpty!, and Little Hector.
Jamie London - a musical theatre powerhouse, Jamie shows her love of all kinds of music with Raise Your Hand, Sugar Slump, and our title song, Give Yourself a High Five.
Lattie Brown – a performer turned producer for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Lattie loves singing for little ones again with Walk Daniel and GoGoGo.
Mary Lafleur – an remarkable writer of songs and poetry, Mary left behind a wealth of wonderful work for children as well as recordings of her lovely voice which can be heard on Somebody Loves Me and The Sun Is Up.