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Dave Fry

Bethlehem, PA

  • Arts Integration
  • Character Development
  • Early Childhood
  • Infants & Toddlers
  • Music and Movement
  • Music and Literacy
  • Performing with/for children
  • Songwriting


I am a Teaching Artist with over 40 years experience in children's music, many hours of TA education in PA, NJ and CT and touring with Young Audiences of NJ and PA. Each of the above are programs I have presented for educators, parents, libraries, etc. and involve lots of singing, movement and interaction.

From my website:
Overview: Dave Fry’s work has appeared on PBS nationally, winning best Children’s Programming in PA in 1991 with his RockRoots program. His Play Guitar with Dave Fry, an introduction to acoustic guitar, was released on PBS in 2005 and has been broadcast on over 150 stations. His I Like Peanut Butter CD won Best Re-release from the Children’s Music Web in 1999. Dave has been associated with Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern PA for many years, and has been named Master Artist by the state of New Jersey and Teaching Artist by the state of Connecticut, as well. Dave also founded and was Artistic Director of Godfrey Daniels, the nationally recognized folk club, for 25 years.

Early Childhood Music: Dave is recognized as a Teaching Artist in CT, PA and NJ and has completed training in those three states in early childhood music. Dave has taken Creative Beginnings training with YANJ, and participated in PASELA, a year-long pilot project on the South Side of Bethlehem’s Head Starts, Pre-K’s and day cares. Dave brings along his bag of hands-on instruments so that all get to make music. Dave performs regularly for toddlers and their families in libraries and day cares across the East Coast, as well as for pre-school concerts. He also does seminars on early childhood music and has been on the faculty of Pennsylvania Youth Theater in Bethlehem, teaching music and movement to toddlers and primary students.

Songwriting Residencies: Dave has excited and energized whole schools with his songwriting residencies, whether with one day visits or with extended sessions. Dave excels in funneling ideas into song, often with specific curriculum subjects, but also with creative looks at school, life as a student, etc. Dave has co-written over 300 songs in the last 20 years, some of which have made it to his albums.

I have also put together Lessons from Pete, an overview of Pete Seeger's effect on children's music and folk music in general.


250 mile radius


Yes: $ 300 - $500