Timmy Abell is a nationally recognized recording and touring artist who has spent 35 years presenting concerts of music and storytelling for young people and families. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council’s Fellowship for Songwriting and has received the highest national awards
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A Most Extraordinary Musical Journey
Timmy Abell has presented countless middle-school programs throughout his 35-year touring career, with accolades from middle school students and administrators in many states. His program is richly varied, highly engaging and uplifting, and involves the students in almost every piece. His collection of rare musical instruments including hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, English concertina, and... View more
Any time of day
Timmy’s program is technically self-sufficient, including high quality PA system suitable for all types of venues, from theaters, auditoriums to music rooms… requires only 1 table (6′)
Schools, Theaters, Museums
$650 single ~ $1000 back-to-back
As a professional songwriter and storyteller, I present a program that both models and advocates multiple ELA Common Core Standards primarily in "Writing" and in "Speaking and Listening":
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.3d Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
This program of music and stories rooted in the international folk and Appalachian traditions establishes multiple connections across the NC Essential Standards for Social Studies, Music and Theater:
Social Studies – 8.C.1: Understand how different cultures influenced North Carolina and the United States.
Music – 8.CR.1.1: Understand the role of music in North Carolina and the United States in relation to history and geography.
Theater – CU.1: Analyze theatre in terms of the social, historical, and cultural contexts in which it was created.
Community House Middle School
Jan Lauro and Robin Shore
Leesville Road Middle School
Michael Pappa, Headmaster