Music To My Ears Kids' Entertainment

Belle Mead, NJ

About this pro

How does your service stand out?

This is not just a business for us -- we deeply care about giving our clients and their children the very best experience. 1. Reliability & professionalism. 2. Professionally trained singer. 3. Best quality equipment. 4. More props & instruments than any other performer. 5. Experienced music & movement teacher. 6. My husband & I work together at every party. 7. Full one hour show plus bonus time before & after the show. 8. When you call us you speak directly with me ("Miss Kathy") NOT a booking agent. 9. We have been told by the childcare director for the PGA Tour that we perform one of the best children's music shows in the whole country (& she has been doing this for over 17 years).

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The children -- of course!!! I just love to share my joy of music with the kids of all ages. I think that it is especially exciting to know that for some of the children this may be their first memory of strumming a guitar or singing one of their favorite songs. I fell in love with music when I was itty bitty & it has stayed with me my whole life. I learned to play guitar when I was 12 years old (my brother taught me & then I continued to teach myself) and as an adult I realized the importance of taking voice & piano lessons. I have studied with a Juliard trained instructor for over a decade. Even though I can sing all styles of music including classical, Broadway, jazz, R&B, pop, and folk my very favorite thing to do is to sing with the children as they are the very best audience with all of their excitement & enthusiasm!!!
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Location

Belle Mead, NJ 08502

Years in business

13

Reviews

1 Reviews
  • Diane P. Mar 28, 2012
    In my search for a special music show for my sons birthday I came across an ad for Music to My Ears. After talking with Kathy I was so pleased at how she was so anxious to know as much about our son, so that her show could best reflect what he would like. Kathy came to my sons school and her songs, her beautiful voice and all the great surprises, like a parachute game, was such a delight to our son and his whole class that we will be using Kathy next year for my sons birthday.She was Fantastic!!!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Our base price for our music show (I spend approximately 1 1/2 hours with the children which includes the one hour show plus bonus time before & after the show) is $350. We then add travel expenses, so depending upon where we travel the price can range from $350-$425. We offer quality entertainment & our rate is not negotiable. FYI - Our show is UNIQUE in that you ALWAYS get a 2 person team running the show. That is why we are able to do a top notch, highly interactive show with lots of props & instruments using the very best professional Bose sound system. When we do summer camp show then we may offer to multiple shorter shows within the same day & we determine the price based upon the travel & the length and number of shows for that day. So the best thing is to call Miss Kathy and speak with her about your event. Thanks!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
First of all I got my start in my line of work as a Music & Movement teacher working with infants as young as 6 weeks old, toddlers & elementary school aged children. That provided me with a strong background for working with babies & very young children. My experience of performing at over 1,000 parties has helped me to successfully engage the kids of all ages including babies through 10 years old. Music has been such an important part of my life & I have been privately studying with a Juliard trained voice & piano teacher for well over a decade. Children naturally learn through play & even though my show is very much about fun & games it actually is based upon important principles of how children learn the fundamentals of music. I feel a strong sense of responsibility to share what I know but more importantly to share the joy of music with the children!
What types of customers have you worked with?
We are in most demand for first through fifth birthday musical entertainment (we are especially popular for first birthday parties since we are very successful at engaging both babies, toddlers & kids through 10 years old with our fun, interactive musical entertainment). We also perform at nursery schools, summer camps, holiday parties & special needs parties (for children with autism, cerebral palsy, delayed speech, and Down Syndrome). We perform for very small and large groups of children at private parties and for nursery schools. Music is a wonderful way to connect with children and you can make beautiful & lasting memories with our fun, interractive kids' music show.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Check the performer's credentials. Our business is a member of the BBB of Central NJ with an A+ rating. We have lots of testimonials on our website & you can ask for references. Especially for first birthday parties -- make sure the entertainer has a teaching background. Many performers without a teaching background do not know how to interact with 1 & 2 year olds. Try to speak with the performer directly and not just a booking agent. After all -- this is your precious child you are talking about. When you call us you speak directly with Miss Kathy who will take her time to explain everything to you & to answer all of your questions.