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Dave James

Dave James is a professional guitarist, singer, songwriter, and educator who has been working with Young Audiences for the past four years.  He has been working in music for over 20 years, both in Florida, and in Louisiana for the past 15 years. He is proficient in many styles, including jazz, blues, country, rock and roll, and rhythm and blues.  He also has performed with a number of different bands across Louisiana, and participated in many festivals.

Dave has performed with Gal Holiday, Amanda Shaw and many others, as well as performing at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival many times. He has recorded over 20 different CDs, with credits including Irene Sage, The Fessters and Gal Holiday. As a member of Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, he won the best of the beat award in 2009 and 2010 for both best country band and best country album.

Dave has also taught music and guitar for the past 15 years, mostly to young children.

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Mathematical melodies uses various songs to illustrate the deep connection between music and mathematics. Students count and clap along as they learn musical concepts that are closely related to adding, multiplying and dividing.

This program is specifically designed for younger students to learn about the most basic concepts of music like melody, rhythm and singing. Participation is encouraged with percussion, clapping and call and response singing.

This program focuses on the history of music in Louisiana, and the special cultural significance that music plays in our daily lives here. Students get hands-on experience being able to play along with percussion instruments.

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