Amazing Math Wizards
Teaching artists Monica Peterson and Wendy Kerner weave math skills and storytelling into an amazing musical and theatrical interactive performance that targets Common Core Math Standards for the elementary grades, up to Grade 6.
Explore Numbers and Shapes Through Music and Story
Harpist Wendy Kerner and storyteller/educator Monica Peterson take children on a fun musical journey through Story Land where they encounter Math skills tailored to their grade level and based on Common Core Standards. Grades pre-K - Grade 3 explore counting, shapes, addition, multiplication, and place value. In the program for Grades 4 and 5, students work with exponents, adding and multiplying fractions, and more advanced place value. Each show includes music, stories, animals, puppets and other delightful props, along with lots of audience participation. Students even get to play the harp!
Single Performance: $570
Two Performances: $785
A Celtic Celebration!
From time immemorial, Celtic people have shared their way with words and their powerful music. In this program stories from Ireland and Scotland are told with a unique flair and insight. Adults and children will thrill to haunting tales of fairy lovers, laugh at the antics of leprechauns, and be awed by true stories of the perseverance of Celtic people. The stories are interspersed with the magic of the harp in heartfelt ballads, lively dance tunes, O’Carolan’s great music, contemporary Irish songs, and beloved traditional tunes.
WENDY AND MONICA share a great affinity for Celtic culture. They met performing with the theatrical troupe Themselves in a tribute to Irish immigration entitled "An Immigrant’s Story," which has been presented at the JFK Presidential Library and at schools throughout the tri-state area.
About the Artists
Harpist Wendy Kerner was a scholarship student at The Juilliard School where she received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees, and she has a busy schedule of performances which include many educational programs throughout the Northeast. Wendy is an adjunct Professor of Harp at Sacred Heart University, maintains an active teaching studio in Wilton, CT, and directs the Elyrica Summer Harp Ensemble Program, now in its twentieth year.
Storyteller Monica Peterson has entertained at the JFK Presidential Library, The Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan, Connecticut DEEP Great Park Pursuit, Connecticut Storytelling Festival and at festivals, museums, libraries, schools, and senior centers throughout the area. As an educator, Monica worked in the Stamford Public School System for 15 years teaching gifted education, kindergarten, and fifth grade and earning the Stamford Public Schools’ Spotlight Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Board of Education’s Staff Achievement Award. Monica has also worked with the Stratford Public School System in the area of math remediation.