I wish to express our appreciation for you sharing your musical talent with us. The feedback we got from our students was very positive, as well as the other music teachers, who also expressed their satisfaction in how well the students related to you personally.
We are still performing the song “United We Stand.” It has become an important part of our repertoire, helping many students express something they have felt deeply for some time. Certainly, music is a powerful vehicle which can be used in the healing process after such traumatic events.Keith Quelet, Music Teacher, East Hills Middle School, Bethlehem, PA
Dave Fry is no stranger to Scheckler. He has shared his love and boundless enthusiasm for music with our students on several occasions. Dave immediately captures his audience’s respect and enthusiasm, and leaves them with a greater appreciation of music. When it came to choose someone for a full day music program, Dave Fry was the unanimous choice.
Working with both students and teachers, Dave directed the creation of both music and lyrics for a wonderful original song. Dave’s talent and outstanding rapport with students made this task easy.
Guided completely by student input, the song quickly emerged. Basic curriculum ideas and creative writing skills supported this musical process.
In the evening, Dave joined an enthusiastic group to perform their song for the audience. Humorous, creative, and energetic musical selections were created and performed. Dave’s seemingly endless energy and talent was evident, and we would highly recommend him as an in-school artist and performer.Arts Integration Team, Scheckler Elementary School, Catasauqua, PA
Well, you heard the excitement in my voice on the day of Dave’s program here at my school. The program was a huge success! I highly recommend it to all. By incorporating current curriculum, Dave’s songwriting program connected music, poetry and movements arts.
Center School students have learning differences. Children who suffer from Learning Disabilities often suffer from lack of self-esteem. Drawing these students our of their shells and inspiring them to take risks is a difficult task. Dave and the staff created a safe environment where students were encouraged to express themselves and to be creative. Dave recognized and met the challenge. Attracting and captivating a thoroughly diverse age range of children that learn differently is even more challenging. This has been a lesson the students will long remember. Thank you for that.Debra Halpern, Director of Development, Center School, Philadelphia, PA