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A friend once called me a "Purveyor of Fine Tunes" and it truly has been my path. As a performer, my repertoire has always been eclectic. Now, as a music educator and entertainer for small children, I can embrace my love of "fine tunes" with them. If the music makes me happy, I know it translates to them. And that is the essence of my message: music is joyful, whether we are using our bodies or our voices. I mix all sorts of songs together -- from a Mersey-beat style "Itsy Bitsy Spider" to Sam Cooke's "Shake," from Nilsson, Raffi and traditional folk songs to Tin Pan Alley tunes, African music games, circle dances, Chuck Berry's "Rock 'n' Roll Music" and beyond. I'm also a songwriter and often completely spontaneous when I perform, making up songs based off what the children are doing. It keeps me on my toes and makes the experience more exciting for all of us.
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Produced by Pete Macnamara
1958 hit for Clyde McPhatter
(Benton / Williams)
1962 hit for Chuck Jackson
(Bacharach / Hilliard)
I hired Richard to play music at my daughter's 5th birthday party after seeing him at a friend's party earlier. He was great! I was impressed with how he was fun and enthusiastic and got the children happily involved in music and dance, but without being overpowering. He has a really nice energy and related well with the kids. His music is also really fun, including for adults. He is professional and working with him was a pleasure. Thanks again for a great party!
Richard Younger is a talented musician who possesses a wonderful rapport with children. The two-, three- and four-year-old children and their parents love to sing and dance with him. Richard is a dedicated, reliable and important contributor to the library and the Woodside community.
Richard is a gifted and talented musician who has an easy way with the children. He has bought a love of music to our children. They love working with him and we call him the "Pied Piper."