Home   Contact   (917) 538-7213

Richard Younger

Purveyor of Fine Tunes for All Ages
Music / Movement Specialist
Writer

Welcome to my site!

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.

 

Read my bio...

Let's party!

Listen free to two new recordings
Produced by Pete Macnamara

"A Lover’s Question"
1958 hit for Clyde McPhatter
(Benton / Williams)
"Any Day Now"
1962 hit for Chuck Jackson
(Bacharach / Hilliard)

Richard's latest album:
"Circle of the Sun"

Richard's latest video:
"Magic Shoes"

Richard's book:
"Get a Shot of Rhythm & Blues - The Arthur Alexander Story"

Richard's article on
Arthur Alexander

They say...

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."

Richard played at my daughter's 4th and 5th birthday parties and all of the children had a wonderful time with him. Richard has a knack for engaging all of the children he plays for and makes all of them feel special. We would have him back again and again.

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.

Read more...