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Program Information

Program name: Tell Me a Story, Sing Me a Song
Program category: Literature- Other
Multicultural- Other
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Program length: 45 minutes
Audience level: Family
Audience size:
Program description: Harvey Heilbrun's energetic and imaginative performances engage young and old in the art of the oral tradition. Join him as he spins folktales, sings, plays guitar, and breathes life into the imagination of the listeners. Using his 33 years of teaching experience in the middle and elementary school, including 25 years of singing and storytelling, Harvey presents everything from traditional Appalachian tales to classic legends, from historical songs to old-fashioned ghost stories. Younger grades will appreciate picture book based tales and story-songs. He will work with you to design the ideal program for your group. Multi-day follow-up workshops on storytelling with smaller groups are available. He is an ideal supplement to Balanced Literacy, Character Education, Environmental programs and Library reading programs for school age children. His program supports the Common Core standards. Harvey gathers his stories from a number of different sources, mainly folktale collections, picture books and tales that he’s heard from other tellers. He gets pleasure in telling tales that usually have a twist. He performs a number of curriculum/thematic related songs that he has written and songs of other famous songwriters.
Space/special requirements: If a large group, I will need access to an electrical plug for a speaker and mic.
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.55
Notes about the fee: If overnight stay is necessary, clients will share the cost of lodging.
Other notes: No mileage costs for performances on Long Island. Off Long Island mileage $0.50 per mile.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Capital District
Long Island
Program last updated: 05/12/2014
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Performer name: Harvey Heilbrun
Phone: 631-744-6664
Mailing address: 10 Harvard Road
Shoreham, NY 11786-1235
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: New Hyde Park Road School, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, ES BOCES Conference for Kids, Wading River Elementary School, Storytelling - IdleHour Elementary School
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Performer information last updated: 08/17/2016


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