CHANGE In The Air...
End of Summer News & Letter from Ms Allison
Greetings to all my World of Song Friends, Parents, Children and Families:
I trust your summers have been eventful and now many of you are busy getting ready for the start of school and signing up for extra-curricular classes.
You’ll see that my program Music, Art & Me and YogAmi are not being offered at The Creative Living Room | Park Avenue Community Center this fall. However there are new music classes for kids and caregiver starting soon which I encourage you to check out by clicking the link.
It’s been 32 years since I began teaching children and I’ve been considering a semi-sabbatical for a while. This year seems to be the appropriate moment as I need to attend to family obligations and am working to advance some creative projects.
So although I am stepping away from teaching my weekly classes at PACC and Swarthmore Presbyterian Nursery Day School I will be ‘popping up’ during the year at other times and in different ways. The new series of “Family Fun Fridays” will be happening too! Stay tuned…I look forward to staying connected!
Thank you for all the Love, Joy and Inspiration!
I am delighted to be co-producing, curating and hosting the new "Family Fun Friday" events once a season in collaboration with the old friends and community partners at the new Park Avenue Community Center and The Creative Living Room in Swarthmore. Both offer year round programs for families, children and adults. Visit www.thepac.center
Sign up to be on the MAILING LIST for news about our 2023-2024 season of exciting program fostering cultural awareness through live arts experiences. Thanks of your support! Allison
If you are interested in being a volunteer or sponsor of these events please contact me at 267-282-1242 or Email.
Listen to our Radio Interview with WHYY's Priyanka Tewari Aired Oct. 24, 2022
"Swarthmore Diwali celebration aims to foster community and celebrate diverse cultures"
Guests Allison DeSalvo & Rinal Parikh regarding Diwali event last Fall - "Family Fun Fridays".
Official Release October 4, 2021
It’s A Beautiful World celebrates the gifts that are experienced through friendship, family and in our interactions with nature's changing seasons. The songs explore and support children’s understanding of their relationship between the outer, physical world and their inner, emotional lives, and inspire caring about each other and our earth. Your purchase supports the artist.
< Listen to title track :)
I was knocked out by it...Loved the project!
Peter Humphreys | Mastering Engineer | Masterworks
“.....I’m grateful for her brilliant songwriting and her beautiful, heart-filled singing voice, which are a breath of fresh air and an inspiring contribution in this heartbreakingly beautiful yet pain-filled world.”
Madeline Bruser | Author of The Art of Practicing:
A Guide to Making Music from the Heart
"It’s so special to share your beautiful music for families…love the new album..."
It's awesome...moving, perfect for kids
Rodney Whittenberg | Emmy Award Winning Composer Melodyvision
"Learning should be fun and Allison DeSalvo’s music makes it so. Songs about literacy, emotions, the environment, and more are crafted into beautiful uplifting music that makes you want to sing and dance. A true gem for families and educators."
Toni Wisti Danilvesky
M.S.Ed. Retired Early Childhood Educator Adjunct Lecturer Brooklyn College
"Oh Allison, this is beautiful! The song...the videos....so so wonderful, it had me tearing up!.... amazing... Stunning! Congratulations....! Sherri Crilly~Save-A-Turtle Volunteer
"Turtle My Friend" on the new album
CD-It's A Beautiful World
Kids Care About Turtles
"Turtle My Friend" is about the beauty of these ancient creatures in their natural habitat and how they follow the light of the stars to find their way to the ocean after being born. "Turtle My Friend" raises awareness of how light pollution is impacting baby turtles survival. The video is being used for educational outreach to youth on their mobile trailer. Proceeds from downloads of the song go to Save A Turtle of the Florida Keys (SAT), a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of sea turtles. Thank you for your support! Donate Directly to Save.A.Turtle. Click Link: DONATE
....T is for turtle......W is for Wonder and Y is for Yes. I saw you had captured it in music and song, you sang it and danced it and shasayed it...and twirled it and colored it in song. Bravo dear Allison, you carried it and held it and shared it with us and now we too can celebrate. Yes we can, we celebrate and join our hearts with you indeed in color and song . Joyfully ..... spreading the goodness and twirling it round !!!!!!
Amy Hart 90 years - Retired 30 year Artist Educator, Writer and Inspiration to All
CDs & Books