Jim Gill Family Concert
Jim Gill, nationally acclaimed musician and author, will be performing at an active sing-along, clap-along concert for the whole family at Oberland Park, 14639 Auburn Rd, Newbury Township, OH 44065. (The rain location will be Newbury School gymnasium.) This program is funded by the Geauga County Library Foundation.
- Thursday, July 18, 2019
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jim Gill is a musician and author with unique credentials among children’s artists. Jim is a child development specialist, having completed his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim’s recordings and books is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult.
In addition to his studies, Jim’s 20 years of experience creating and leading play groups for families with children with special needs has informed his work. Jim led weekly music play programs at numerous therapeutic and family support agencies in the Chicago area. His unique writing style - combining word play and movement opportunities into songs - was inspired by this work. Just as important, his strategies to promote family involvement in his concerts were developed through these weekly sessions.
Jim has released seven award-winning CDs of music play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms and playrooms.