Miss Gail Music:
Gail Burnett has been bringing high-energy music and movements programs to young children of all developmental levels, for 20 years. Specializing in Preschool, Pre-K, K, 1st grade, the music gets the children moving and physically active. We also learn about pitch, rhythm, how music can help with emotions and feelings, and activate those all-important endorphins through physical movement to songs. Gail is also a singer/songwriter with 6 CD projects; ‘Active Music, Active Bodies, Active Brains,’ received Parents’ and Teacher’s Choice awards and was on the Grammy Ballot. Gail has a diverse musical background. With a Bachelors in cello performance, she is a studio and live improvisational cellist and vocalist in multiple genres. However, she is especially passionate about working with young children, is a sought after speaker/teacher trainer, co-author of a new book on Early Childhood brain development and a children’s entertainer at schools, libraries, and large events, including Atlanta Symphony Family Days, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and Ponce City Market. Gail also does specialized music programs for Seniors, Memory Care/Dementia and Assisted Living residents.
Arts Disciplines: Music
Core Content Curriculum Areas: Music, Physical Education
Specialized Content Areas: Mindfulness Strategies, Classroom Management Strategies, emotional regulation through music
Grade Levels: Pre-K, K-2, Programs for Seniors
Special Populations: ELL (English Language Learners), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Students, Seniors
Geographic Availability: Metro Atlanta, North Georgia, Middle Georgia
School-based Classroom Workshop(s), School-based Afterschool Program, School-based Assembly Program, School-based Summer Program
Community-based Assembly Program, Community-based Afterschool Program, Community-based Summer Program
In-person Programs for Seniors
- Metro Atlanta fees – One Show $355 + additional back to back show $195 each; same location, some metro areas have a travel fee;
- Outside Metro Atlanta – $450 + additional back to back show $185 each; same location, plus travel, accommodations
“Musically, Gail Burnett has a diverse background. Classically trained with a Bachelor of Arts in Music (cello), she is passionate about performing for both children and adult audiences in creative and flexible ways. Gail has been a cellist/vocalist with ESOEBO, an Americana-charted band which has performed all over the Southeast, Austin, and Nashville. She is a studio recording artist, as an improvisational cellist and vocalist in multiple genres, including-a Billboard Charted Alternative Rock album! She is a sought after Children’s entertainer at venues, schools, libraries, and events in the Southeast, such as Woodruff Arts Center/Atl Symphony Family Programs, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Ponce City Market Countdown for kids. She brings high energy shows conducive to children of diverse developmental levels.
Combining music knowledge with educational knowledge has allowed her to create enjoyable, high quality professional, music for children and to incorporate into educational programs with great purpose.
Gail also serves seniors with engaging and interactive musical programming for independent, assisted and memory care population through her company Senior Living Music”
- Parent/Child Music Classes, age 0-5: 1998-present
- Private cello and piano lessons: 2010-present
- Ukulele group classes: 2016-present
Lesson Plan #1
Grade Levels: Music for pre-k, k (often works for grades 1 and 2)
Art Form: Active Music, Active Bodies, Active Brains
Core content/curriculum: Music and Movement
Number of students: 5-200 children
Program length: 40-45 min
Requirements: can be done in an auditorium setting with seats, but prefer empty, open space so there is room for kids to jump, dance, move! (may sit on the floor part of the time), hands-free/handheld mic, sound system, background mac book pro track connection. I bring a sound system if the facility does not have one to match these needs. Need one table, access to power.
Music and Emotions:
- Senior/Memory Care Music and Motion
- Singing, encouragement, interactive music seniors love and that bring comfort and some fun. With Memory Care communities, I bring scarves to ‘dance’ with.
- See song list on my website:
- Program PDF >
Sample Lesson Plans/Study Guides:
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Photos – Music for Pre-K and K: