INSTRUMENTS: Drum Set; Latin and Ethnic Percussion; Orchestral Percussion; Guitar; Voice
MUSIC EDUCATION : Completed music programs at Harbor School of Performing Arts, the Drummers Collective and the Jazz Mobile Music Clinic, each in New York City; Many years of private study for drums and voice; Teaching Artist training for Greater Richmond Wolf Trap (9/22).
EDUCATION: BA in Philosophy, New York University
About the Artist/Ensemble
Tony Corsano has worked for many years in New York City and Richmond, Virginia as a musician specializing in music for young children. He has brought his “TonyTunes” music program to libraries, parks, pre-schools, community centers, parties and private classes.
Prior to creating TonyTunes, Tony played drums professionally recording and touring nationally and internationally with a variety of artists, including the Harlem Gospel Choir, among many others.
In addition to being selected for inclusion on the Virginia Commission of the Arts Teaching Artist Roster, Tony is an approved artist for the New York Public Library and beginning in September 2022, Tony will be an approved artist for Greater Richmond Wolf Trap, providing early childhood teachers, caregivers, and parents with innovative arts-based strategies to teach fundamental academic concepts to young children.
Tony continues to play drums professionally for a variety of artists and also is the founder and guitarist/vocalist of “Serenata” a Latin music trio performing regularly throughout the greater Richmond area.
Educational Program Description
TonyTunes Preschool Music Program
Each high energy, fast-paced music program consists of hello songs, warm up songs, movement based songs, songs utilizing provided instruments, fun songs involving props, musical interpretations of books and good bye songs. My original curriculum is suitable for children ages 1 to 6 years. I lead the program with guitar, voice and different drums. Throughout the program children are encouraged to participate and to exhibit fundamental music skills such as rhythm, movement, singing and improvisation. I supply all necessary instruments and props for the children to use. For larger venues I provide a professional sound system and can also bring additional musicians if needed. The recommended program length is 30 to 45 minutes per session. I can present my program weekly for the duration of the academic year or on a less-frequent regular basis or for a single concert or special event. For video samples of my program, please visit my website: Tonytunes.net.
Varied depending on location, travel time and expense and duration. Fees are discounted for block bookings.