Original Children’s Musical Stories

The Magique Flute provides original musical performance stories and plays written just for your child’s birthday party, classroom demonstrations, children’s theatre, and other children’s events in Saratoga Springs, NY, the Capital Region, and the Lower Adirondack Region, including Glens Falls, NY and the Lake George Region. 

 

Chat the fat Cat

We would be delighted to perform “The Chat Mat” which is a musical performance story for children written by Margaret LaFrance, with music created and performed by Margaret on keyboard and Lucy Harris, M.Div. on drums and percussion. You are currently listening to the very beginning of the story. If you would like to hear another part of the story, please click on right button of the player below (click again on the button to stop the player).

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Children are introduced to “The Chat Mat” characters through pictures on a screen and musical motifs — Chat the fat Cat who sits on a flat mat, Pat the Rat who carries a baseball bat, Scat the Gnat who holds a vat, and…well, you get the idea!

Scat the Gnat's Vat

Kids get a kick out of the funny, rhyming narrative of “The Chat Mat” (which includes gentle messages about bullying and how to resolve conflict), and they giggle and laugh as Lucy and Margaret fly about managing the dozens of instruments needed to create all the sound effects! It’s a great way to introduce children to lots of different instruments. It has stimulating, humorous sound effects, and “The Chat Mat” has an important message about how to be good friends. (By the way, adults love this performance story, too!)  “When the Woods Awaken” is another Magique Flute children’s musical story and performance piece, which introduces children to the sounds of the night woods — and helps them not to be scared of the dark!

 

Some of the percussion instruments Lucy uses in our original children's story, "The Chat Mat."

Please contact The Magique Flute if you would like us to bring “The Chat Mat” or “When the Woods Awaken” to your school or children’s event. The Magique Flute collaborators would also be delighted to write and perform a musical children’s story created just for your special children’s event or classroom.  Please contact The Magique Flute for more information.

There is also the possibility that the literary Mz Paws, also known as “The Sophisti-cat of the Blogosphere” would be willing to write a story just for your children’s event or classroom. You can see from the picture below that Mz Paws loves her books, and is a very literary cat. She writes her own blog at:  http://mzpaws.blogspot.com. If you would like Mz Paws to write your musical children’s story, please contact her through The Magique Flute!

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Mz Paws, a Very Literary Cat

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