The unique sound of steel drums floats through the air and captivates listeners, young and old alike. Master musician and teacher, Frank Leto, combines pulsating rhythms with catchy easy-to-follow lyrics to add zest to your movement classes.
Steel Drums are truly magical instruments. The sound of a steel band instantly evokes images of Caribbean beaches, palm trees and fun in the sun. The contagious calypso rhythms make it impossible to stand still. They command you to get up and move!
Steel Band Jamboree is designed to be a physical education class on CD. It begins by leading the children through a "warm up," a series of stretches for the whole body. Once the children's bodies are warm, the Steel Band Jamboree exercise and movement activities begin! These interesting games and dances encourage the children's participation. While they are busy having fun, they also get a physical workout. At the end of the CD, music and activities begin the slowing down process, which focuses on balance and slower movements. The children end with a "cool down" ballad for relaxing the body and mind after their workout.
These easy to follow songs, combined with the sounds and rhythms of the steel band make this CD irresistible to children and adults. There are instrumental versions of some of the tracks, so the children can either sing along or act out the songs and games without the lyrics. They can even create their own choreography. So make some Room To Move and let's get started!
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.