Concerts, Keynotes, and Birthday Parties
The Learning Groove's core team of Eric Litwin, Michael Levine and Jennifer Daniels are all popular and experienced presenters. We give keynotes and featured presentations for teacher and librarian conferences on music and early literacy. And we provide FUN concerts at schools and family festivals. Many of our talented The Learning Groove teachers also have experience and a passion for providing workshops and concerts. Finally, our teachers are great for birthday parties! Contact us about your event!
"Mr. Michael" Levine is the co-founder of The Learning Groove (TLG), which offers teacher training, early music curriculum, and an extraordinary line of educational music. He also is the music producer of the first four New York Times best-selling Pete The Cat books by Eric Litwin, and he regularly performs Pete The Cat stories & TLG songs at concerts, workshops & keynotes throughout the nation.
As a singer-songwriter, he has won many awards and has opened for such acts as Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, Live, Joe Walsh, and many more. As a performer for children, he plays guitar, bass, and percussion, and he uses the latest hip-hop technology to create live music loops and beats. Learn more at www.michaellevine.net.
"I loved Mr. Michael's presentation! It was engaging and entertaining and PRACTICAL. I learned new songs and stories, and new ways to use songs that I already know.
Christy Schink, Youth Services Librarian
Jennifer is an award winning songwriter and a powerhouse on stage. She tours schools, libraries, and play museums performing stories and songs that get kids jumping and smiling and excited about learning. Jennifer works for The Learning Groove, walking teachers through the training process, and teaches parent/child music and movement classes in her hometown of Chattanooga, TN.
Jennifer offers interactive workshops for educators seeking to build this fun way of learning into their curriculum. Her workshops move fast and are full of laughs, music, stories, and real strategies that teachers and librarians can immediately employ. With a master's in psychology, Jennifer has a special love for individualized learning, especially for kids with special needs. She teaches participants how to see each child, and how to facilitate intentional play that motivates them.
"I wish all the professional development we attend was as engaging as Jennifer's! She gave us strategies we could immediately use with our kids as we integrate music and movement in our instruction.
Julie Stokes, Literacy Coach, Dalton, GA
Eric Litwin is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times best-selling, award winning author who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. Eric's books have sold over 13 million copies, been translated into 17 languages, and won 26 literacy awards including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award.
Eric's performances bring early literacy and music to life. With his voice and guitar he will have everybody singing and part of the stories. Children and adults sing, dance, call & respond, move, laugh, and have FUN. Eric gives hundreds of performances every year across the country and world. Eric loves to share interactive literacy and music at schools, libraries, and family festivals. Eric's keynotes are throughly entertaining and share the importance of early interactive literacy.
Learn more at www.ericlitwin.com