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Two Hands Hold the Earth: A Family Concert with Sarah Pirtle

April 7, 2018—10:00 am - 11:00 am


Join award-winning musician Sarah Pirtle for a fun family concert this spring! A favorite with Hitchcock staff, Sarah’s music connects children with nature using beautiful harmonies, varying instruments and often multiple languages. Bring your family! There will be room for dancing and a chance to see Sarah’s instruments! Space is limited.

Sarah Pirtle brings songs for children that amplify the very principles we teach at the Hitchcock Center. Sarah performs primarily on the guitar, and also mountain dulcimer, and wooden flute. She is a ten-time national award-winning musician as well as a graduate school teacher of music at Lesley University who is a nationally recognized expert on supporting schools with social skills.

Sarah Pirtle, MEd, has provided over a hundred residencies for public schools spanning seven states. She received the Magic Penny Award for lifetime achievement in children’s music, citing the international impact of her songs. As a trainer for Equity Institute and Communities she has helped create undoing racism songs and conversations. The latest of her five books is Better Together: Caring and Including instead of Bullying, K-6th. Sarah stands out for her kindness and receptivity, and for embodying the spirit of inclusive community. She has been involved since 1981 in fostering unlearning racism by leading trainings and in her educational books. She creates a memorable experience of lasting interconnection. Six of her songs were chosen for Pete Seeger’s songbook on ecology songs including “My Roots Go Down,” and “The Mahogany Tree” which have been part of Hitchcock Center Programs. She is beloved in the Valley for her concerts and school programs.

April 7, 2018 at 10-11am
All ages welcome
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April 7, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Hitchcock Center for the Environment


Hitchcock Center for the Environment
845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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