PETER ALSOP is a nationally known singer-songwriter, educator and humorist with a Ph.D. in educational psychology. Each year he presents to thousands of teachers, parents, and human service professionals.
He invites adults to explore deep human issues through the doorway he creates with his joyfully humorous children's songs. His presentations are participatory, and audiences report they have such a good time, they don't notice until later how much it impacted them. Peter's presentations are always memorable events, weaving together song, insightful and useful commentary, and hearty laughter.
He received a B.A. from Trinity College in Connecticut and did his doctoral work at Columbia University's Teachers' College in New York City, and Columbia Pacific University in California. Peter has worked as Director of The Harbor Schools Residential Treatment Center for emotionally disturbed adolescents in Maine and as a New York City elementary school teacher in the South Bronx ghetto.
His songs are used daily by thousands of parents, educators and human service professionals to help families discuss sensitive issues.
Peter wrote and produced his first feature film, AFTER ROMEO. He has also produced and recorded thirteen solo recordings and seven video tapes. Each of his 8 family albums have won "BEST CHILDREN'S" awards from the prestigious Parents' Choice Organization and/or the Association For Independent Music, (formerly NAIRD).
Peter's songs have been included on numerous anthology records, videos, movies and television programs. Two of his videos have won national awards. One of them, "Wake Up" with John Ritter, helps families prevent child abuse and abduction.
He has acted on stage and television, and directed feature films and musical comedy. He's performed extensively at conferences, festivals and concerts through the United States, Canada, Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe with a wide range of well-known personalities, including Steve Allen, Sid Cesar, Jay Leno, Randy Newman, Kenny Loggins, Pete Seeger and Victor Borge.
As a speaker at a variety of human service conferences, he's shared the podium with noted professionals such as Benjamin Spock, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Norman Cousins, Buckminster Fuller, and John Bradshaw.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Peter Alsop now lives in Topanga, California with his family, actress/director Ellen Geer and their two daughters, Megan and Willow.