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Reading, Writing, & Rhyming

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Menands Elementary School Kids Don’t Like Bullying. Hear Their Song Here – Reading, Writing and Rhyming

This is the very first school for the year, and they have definitely raised the bar high.  The kids from Menands Elementary School wanted to write a song about how bad it is to be a bully.  I was happy to help them along, but they didn't need much of that.  

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Richie at Keyboard Northville
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The Readin’, Writin’ and Rhymin’ Tour Has Only Four Openings Left For The Entire Year – Book Now!

I guess the title says it all here.  It's a good problem to have I guess. I've been inundated with requests this year and although very happy about it, I don't want to shut out "old customers" or new schools who want a visit. Not trying to pressure you, teachers - I'm just saying....

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Richie’s Reading, Writing, and Rhyming School Tour Is Taking Appearance Requests Starting Now

This is now year 18 of the Reading, Writing and Rhyming School Tour. It's unbelievable, but it's true.  Heck, I'd do another 18 if I could.  Besides being on the air, it's the most fun I've ever had behind a piano.  And the fun's about to continue.  I want to come to YOUR school.  Here's how to sign up

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YMCA Clifton Park
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YMCA Summer Camp With Readin’, Writin’ and Rhymin’

This is one of my all time favorite things to do - take the keyboard and go to a summer camp to record a "summer song" with kids.  I had the opportunity to do that today, and it was awesome

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International Boy And Girl Scout Meeting
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Looking For One Last Summer Camp Appearance- Readin’, Writin, and Rhymin’

We're wrapping up the summer fairly soon.  I want to write a song with kids outside in a real live summer camp setting.  Any camp counselors out there? 

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griswold heights
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The Griswold Heights Kids Love Their Community Center – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO]

We have a small, yet enthusiastic group of new singin' superstars, ladies and gentlemen.  They are from Griswold Heights - part of the Troy Housing Authority.  They love what their community center provides them each summer, and they were anxious to tell you about it (or should I say - RAP about it) 

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St Thomas The Apostle
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Kids At St. Thomas The Apostle School In Delmar Have Many Virtues – Reading, Writing, and Rhyming [AUDIO]

So here I am, walking into a classroom in the middle of June assuming that the only thing on a kid's mind these days is summer vacation.  Wow, was I proven wrong again! Meet the virtuous 3rd graders from St. Thomas School in Delmar 

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Joseph Henry Elementary School In Galway Singing About Summer – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO]

Looks like we're wrapping up yet another school year.  I can't believe it myself.  Once again I have about 25 class appearances under my belt, and each one has been a blast.   This was no exception - Joseph Henry Elementary in Galway

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Schoharie Elementary Kids
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Schoharie Elementary Creates Follow Up Song About Rebuilding Schoharie

Last year, after Hurricane Irene devastated the Albany area, I took my Reading, Writing & Rhyming program to Schoharie Elementary to write a song with the kids about strength and rebuilding their mostly destroyed community.

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Schuylerville Elementary Kids Victory Mills Song
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Schuylerville Elementary Kids Sing & Write Victory Mills Song

Since the Small Town Tour is in Victory Mills, which is essentially Schuylerville, I headed to Schuylerville Elementary  to talk about Victory Mills. Or Victory. Confusing but it all comes together. Check out their song and the lyrics after the jump.

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Hoosick Falls Central School 2nd Grade Class
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Hoosick Falls Central – Reading, Writing, and Rhyming [AUDIO]

Because we kicked off the Small Town Tour in Hoosick Falls I thought it was a great time to visit Hoosick Falls Central School and do a song with the kids. Check out the song we did together after the jump.

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Miller Hill Kids In Averill Park Want To Go To a Tropical Island: Reading, Writing and Rhyming [AUDIO]

You want to see creativity at work?  You want to see teamwork in action?  Just take a trip to Miller Hill Elementary School and observe this class.  I had such a great time with Mrs. Marshall's class, I literally didn't want to leave .  Here are the results below

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