Children happily move their dancing feet to the sound of steel drum rhythms. They gain knowledge of other cultures through a Cuban rumba, an alphabet chant set to African rhythms, a Cajun “Simon Says” and a Native American chant. There’s even a little reggae!
Frank Leto is an award-winning, early childhood educator, a Montessori teacher with tremendous sensitivity to the needs of young children. He is also a professional musician, singer/songwriter, composer, recording artist, keynote speaker, Orff music teacher, and steel band director. He brilliantly combines his skills as both teacher and musician to create a sound that you and your children will love!
Frank's educational and multicultural music for children is exceptionally popular with teachers and parents throughout the United States and abroad. His interactive music is designed to encourage children's participation through singing, dancing, fingerplays, games and exercises. Most of Frank's songs are sung in call and response, where Frank sings first and then the children echo him. The lyrics give direction to the games, dances and finger plays, which make his music so irresistible to children and a wonderful tool in the classroom.
Frank's approach is multicultural. His songs are set to musical forms well-known around the world, such as calypso, soca, reggae, Hawaiian, jazz, blues, salsa, samba, rumba, zydeco, African and Native American, all of which are played on traditional instruments.
Frank has nine educational, multicultural CDs, two of which have won educational awards. His Kids Will Be Kids DVD series invites children at home to participate through song, dance and physical exercise.
Please visit his website at www.frankleto.com for more information.