MacPhail at Water Works Kidsfest
Join Sing, Play, Learn with MacPhail® at Water Works Park in downtown Minneapolis for a fun-filled morning of music! Teaching Artists Adam Marshall and Cari Gregerson will perform favorite Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® tunes from our library. Kids can decorate their own shaker to play as they sing along, explore with instruments, and have a snack! Come sing, play, and learn with us!
Adam Marshall grew up surrounded by the arts. His grandfather was a music teacher in New York City, mother was a violinist, and father was a painter. He studied theatre at Ithaca College and went on to act professionally in NYC as well as throughout the country. While the theatre is an important part of whom Adam is as a performer, music has always been at his artistic forefront. Adam has been a songwriter since age nine, when he and his brother formed their own band. Currently Adam has two successful bands; the Minneapolis pop band The Humbugs and children’s kindie rock band The Bazillions. The Bazillions have received international acclaim for both their fun loving life of a kid songs and their educational tunes and videos.
Cari Gregerson began her teaching career in 1998. After 15 years of teaching elementary and middle school band, she switched gears to early childhood music. In 2009, Cari started teaching with the Sing Play Learn department. Over the years Cari has had the opportunity to teach Music for Babies, Music for Toddlers, Music for Families, and Suzuki Stars, as well as several community partnership programs. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Lawrence University in Music Education and a Master of Arts from Minnesota State University, Mankato in Educational Leadership. When Cari is not at MacPhail teaching music, she can found outside in nature with her husband and her two teenage boys.