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Free Family Music Series

Kidsfest at Water Works

Date: Sat Jun 08 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Water Works Park

Address: Map & Directions

Join Sing, Play, Learn with MacPhail® at Water Works Park in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for a fun-filled morning of music! MacPhail Teaching Artist Amanda Breininger will play ukulele and Terrell Woods will beat box while performing favorite Sing, Play, Learn songs! Concerts are at 10:15 am and 11:15 am. Before, during, and after performances, kids can decorate a ribbon wand to dance along with, explore instruments, and have a snack! This event is free and open to the public.


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Amanda Breininger has been teaching at MacPhail since 2008. Teaching students ages 0 to 8, she brings her expertise to the Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® and Online School Partnership programs. Amanda believes in teaching to all abilities, and that music involves the whole brain: each music class is also a math class, gymnastics class, public speech class, ethics class, social skills class, literacy class, visual art class and critical thinking class!

Amanda is immersed in community music making outside of MacPhail as well. Whether it’s performing at open mic nights and coffee shops, community theater, working as a musician in her church community, or impromptu jam sessions with friends, music is a part of her daily life.

She holds a Bachelors of Music from Augsburg College.

Terrell Woods has spent almost 30 years making music, motivational speaking, performing live as a one-man band, touring the world, and working with youth and adults from various socio-economic backgrounds. He possesses a knack for producing intense, thought-provoking music and establishing strong, healthy relationships. 16 years of teaching human beatboxing/vocal percussion, songwriting, and composing short stage plays have helped Terrell build an impressive artist resume that extends all the way to Europe (5 tours between 2011 and 2013) and Asia (toured in 2018). Terrell stands firm in his support and practice of positive self-expression and nurturing leadership skills building. He also speaks in favor of social justice, human rights, and advocacy for the lives and well-being of animals. Terrell encourages mentees to seek personal and artistic growth through education and music – just as he has done for himself. He emits heart-warming, down-to-earth energy when speaking on his experiences around living in poverty and surviving all forms of abuse – as well as growing up in the foster care system as a youth, in welcoming settings. Terrell’s professional services are highly-respected wherever they are implemented. MacPhail Center For Music, COMPAS, and SteppingStone Theatre employee contract and consistently contract home for instruction. Even though he plays over 100 live shows a year, Terrell still finds time to teach private lessons, book his own national tours, and be a father.

Terrell Woods is a 2022-23 MacPhail Global Music Initiative Teaching Artist-in-Residence.

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