Performances for Children and Families
"Music for the Young At Heart"
places Robin has performed
Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
New York Public Libraries:
Levittown, Massapequa, Hicksville, New Hyde Park, Great Neck, Elmont, Oceanside,
Shelter Rock, Shirley, Merrick, North Bellmore, Brentwood,Queens, Mt. Vernon,
New Rochelle, Bronxville, Yonkers, Rye, Haverstraw, Longwood, Ellenville,
Fallsburg, 15 Brooklyn Public Library branches, 3 Queens Branches
CT Libraries: Connetquot, Bridgeport, East Hartford, Danbury, Bristol. Ridgefield, etc.
NJ Libraries: Livingston, Paramus, Tenafly, Bloomfield,
Features lots of audience participation, singing and soliciting contributions of ideas and lyrics from the audience. Rhythm instruments are brought along and shared. Audiences are introduced to the 5-string banjo. Robin sings songs about the seasons, holidays, travelling, working, playing, etc. Theme shows can be built around advance requests. Repertoire includes contemporary children's music, traditional folk songs and original music.
A concert of the music of the Spanish Jews. Sung in Ladino, a mixture of Spanish, Hebrew and other languages. (Ladino is in danger of extinction). Especially recommended for Hispanic children. This show can be part of a more general Introduction to Jewish Music, incorporating Yiddish and Hebrew songs as well.
A program featuring songs and stories about important Jewish Holidays such as Chanukah, Purim, Rosh Hashana, Simcha Torah, etc. The holidays are explained and enhanced with songs. Props may be used.
This program covers the three Jewish languages: Hebrew, Ladino or Judeo-Spanish, and Yiddish.
A concert/lecture introducing young people to traditional Anglo-American and Afro-American folksongs while offering different views of women over the past two hundred years. Can be done as a concert or an in-class presentation. Recommended for Women's History Month.
A duo performing classic folk/rock songs from the 60's & 70's featuring great harmony, sing-alongs, etc. Repertoire includes Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, the Monkees, the Turtles, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, etc. An up-tempo show with or without drum machines.
Songs and stories celebrating
our environment along with ideas on how to reduce, recycle and reuse our
Features scary songs and stories, jokes, etc.
Features songs, stories and facts about the Nutmeg State. Repertoire includes historical songs, songs of whaling and sailing, original composed music and other related material colleced from some of the most knowledgeable performers in CT, including Rick Spenser, shantyman from Mystic seaport and State Troubador Tom Callinan, and the "Ct Peddler" Stan Ranson.
Wheels on the Bus /
Here Comes the Sun / When I Build My House / The Swimming Song / If I Had
A Hammer / I've Been Working On the Railroad / Oh Susannah / BINGO / If
You're Happy / Grampa's Farm / Cluck Old Hen / Art Is A Language / Banjo
Picking Girl / The Devil and the Farmer's Wife / Library Song / Big Yellow
Taxi / The Titanic / What If A Cow Ate You? / Trick or Treat / Thump Thump
Thump / I Had An Old Coat / Nathan Hale / Why a Dog's Nose is Cold And Wet
"Her lovely voice,
lively guitar and banjo playing, and charming personality, held the attention
of even the youngest members of the audience...she was highly professional
and very easy to deal with. Her fee is extraordinarily reasonable based
on the quality of her show."
Michael Bogin, Librarian
Children's & Parent's Svcs. Dept
Mastics-Moriches- Shirley Comm. Library, NY
"Adults as well as students felt that they had been exposed to a fascinating, enlightening, historical, entertaining experience which brought us all closer together through the universality of song. Ms. Greenstein was a knowledgable, excellent teacher; talented and charming."
(Music of the Spanish Jews)
R. Steinberg, Soc. Studies Teacher
Jr. HS. 54, NYC, NY
"The children and parents were treated to some great songs celebrating Women's History Month! I am recommending your show to our adult programmer."
Bonnie Markel, Children's Services
Merrick Library, NY
"If smiles, singing and hand clapping indicate the children's enjoyment, then your performance scored high. You are a talented performer and you know how to involve the children to make them even more enthusiastic."
Teacher of the Gifted and Talented
PS. 114, Brooklyn, NY
"The children enjoyed your songs and enthusiasm and the parents in attendance also gave rave reviews. Your love of children and music is apparent."
North Bellmore Public Library, NY
"I keep hearing
raves from parents! It was a laid-back, casual show, perfect for our Sat.
morning crowd. The kids loved dancing and singing along, and the parents
enjoyed the fact that they recognized some of the tunes. You even managed
to get everyone to share your rhythm instruments without any battles!"
Bloomfield Public Library, NJ