Programming for Children (Ages 4-12)

Our audience of 800 children was transfixed. I was spellbound. This is the kind of experience that can open your eyes and ears to possibilities never imagined...
I asked the children as they were leaving the theatre after the concert how the experience had been for them. It was the first time I heard unanimous appreciation.

If you are trying to open your audiences to new horizons, if you are trying to expose the arts to children or adults, if you seek a new experience for yourself, I highly recommend the Guy Mendilow Ensemble to you.”
— Chad Haight, Admiral Theatre, Bremerton WA

Arts for All! | Celebrity Series Boston

Move The Music!

• Length: 30-45 minutes • Ages: 4 - 12 (In Age Appropriate Groups) • Single Workshop or Multi-Day Residency • Maximum Group Size: 15

Guy has the ability to make an impact… he brings awe and excitement to the children…. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Guy perform and like the children, have been inspired and intrigued by what he has to share both musically and culturally.
— Mary Schofield, Bright Horizons Family Solutions World Headquarters, Watertown MA

In this joyous workshop, exciting experiential games nurture children's musicality and confidence in their own musical intuition. Discovery, active listening and spirit of play abound as children sing, move, laugh and improvise together.

Move the Music!

  • Reinforces creative problem solving, self-expression, and leadership skills.
  • Is based on the widely recognized Dalcroze Eurhythmics approach, in which Guy holds international certification as well a Masters degree.
  • Offers residencies for older children, which often culminate in participant-produced CDs or songwriting for musical plays. Ask us for samples of previous works! 

Children's Workshop | Curious George (PBS)


Around The World In Song

Length: 30-60 minutes • Ages: 5 - 12 (In Age Appropriate Groups) • Single Workshop or Multi-Day Residency • Suitable for Groups of Any Size • Teacher Resource Materials Available

From the moment they began, the children were mesmerized. Guy Mendilow is not only a talented musician, but a gifted educator as well. He could read the group perfectly and knew exactly what the students needed next. The other musicians in the group were equally talented and the whole group together was one of the best performances I have experienced in over 26 years of education.
— Tina Monroe, Principal, Indian Creek Elementary School, Cedar Rapids IA
There’s nothing that engages kids as much as showing your interest in them: that doesn’t happen as a general rule. Guy’s commitment grows out of a deep respect for the abilities, potential, and rights of kids.
— Montessori Corner, Plainsboro NJ

In Around The World In Song

  • Children meet some of the most important members of the band: the instruments themselves, such as the berimbau, the munnharpa (jaw harp), the Peruvian cajon (box drum) and overtone singing.
  • Fun stories, exciting rhythm games and joyous sing-alongs - in up to six languages - introduce children to music from Ensemble members' homes worldwide!

Artist Statement

"Only our best is just good enough for children." — Zoltán Kodály

That's a sentiment we take to heart because we know that children's early music experiences shape the rest of their musical lives. It’s a responsibility — and a privilege — to give our very best to children. Drawing on our experience as a music educators, teacher trainers and parents, we strive to create the most engaging, interactive and pedagogically sound concerts for young audiences. — Guy Mendilow


Guy Mendilow

M.M. Longy School of Music; International Certificate, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Longy School of Music; B.A. Oberlin College

A citizen of Israel, Great Britain and the U.S. Guy Mendilow grew up touring internationally, starting his professional stage career at age ten with the American Boychoir. Today his work as composer, performer and researcher focuses on traditional Ladino songs from the Balkans and Mediterranean. Mendilow has been invited to present in universities across the U.S. including Harvard University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, Oberlin College, Emory University and Hebrew Union College. His group, the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, includes musicians from Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Japan and the U.S.