Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Free and open to the public! Get your little one moving and grooving at Stroller Grooves! From noon to 12:45pm, join local children’s musicians for a free, live performance in the Crystal Gardens.
Matt Baron worked in logistics sales for years until he realized cold-calling in business parks wasn’t his calling. He decided to pursue teaching to share his love of learning with students of all language backgrounds (plus some structured time off to write and perform music!).
In his first year teaching for Chicago Public Schools, Baron began writing standards-based songs with corresponding activities to teach his English as a New Language students as well as the general population of kids at his school.
This led to Future Hits, a heartfelt (yet secretly educational) band whose sound has been likened to what Yo La Tengo and the Velvet Underground would sound like if they started a band whose main audience was children, and more simply as “Death Cab for Kindergarten.”
Since 2011, Matt and his bandmates Emma Hospelhorn, Ben Sutherland, and Nick Kabat have written nearly 70 songs, released two albums (with a third one slated for a 2018 release), presented and led professional development, provided Future Hits Enrichment programs in countless classrooms and after-school settings, and played shows in Chicago, San Francisco, New York, China, and even the Galápagos Islands.
Presented in Partnership with the Chicago Children’s Museum, Stroller Grooves is a free series of musical performances by local children’s artists. Stroller Grooves takes place each Tuesday in February and March at Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens. Learn more about Stroller Grooves, and be sure to check out all of Navy Pier’s free events and programs throughout the year.
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