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  • Ticket Price: $99.00
  • Show Type: Seminar
KIDS FOR COLTRANE ~ BEAUTY, LOVE AND JUSTICE WORKSHOPS 
 
PAY ONE TIME FOR ALL 4 CLASSES:  $99 for each student, includes one parent.  
Each additional adult is $25 (Pay at door)

FOUR CLASSES ARE SATURDAYS AT 1PM ON APRIL 8, 15, 29 and MAY 13 

PLEASE ARRIVE AT 12:30 FOR SEATING
 
For children and parents to learn together all in A Love Supreme!
All workshops will be presented by Kids for Coltrane founder and educator Christine Passarella to celebrate Jazz History Month
 
“Christine Passarella is one of the most brilliant and creative teachers in the country! She is unique in her profound knowledge of black music and her deep grounding in the study of emotional intelligence of children! I have been blessed to work with her in her legendary Kids for Coltrane program- a program soon to be a model for the country and world.” Dr. Cornel West
 
Register for four uplifting workshops with your child
Be inspired by the life and music of master musician John Coltrane
A unique parent and child opportunity to learn together in a critical thinking environment at the Metropolitan Room
 
Overview 
Workshop 1: 
Who is John Coltrane? Learn about the social impact of the legendary saxophonist.
Participants will unpack Coltrane’s life and discover how his journey inspired his music. We will focus on important life events to help us understand his extraordinary music.
 
Workshop 2: 
John Coltrane and Vincent van Gogh: Learning through the Arts
Participants reach for the stars pondering their own lives while making connections to Coltrane and van Gogh. Children and parents will create a hands-on art project. 
 
Workshop 3: 
What is the John Coltrane and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. connection? 
We will discuss these great African American men along with other civil rights leaders. Children and parents will have the opportunity to engage in a deep conversation about outstanding leaders in America who brought about powerful change. We will be working from the book by Dr. Cornel West entitled The Radical King and listening to John Coltrane’s masterful songs and other empowering music.
 
Workshop 4: 
Children will celebrate with their own onstage presentation. Parents will enjoy the performance while in the audience during the workshop. Children will share their own inspiring quotes and read them along with the quotes of extraordinary heroes of peace and love    

Registration
One child must be accompanied by one adult. Registration is for all the four workshops. 
The workshops are for children ages 8 to 11 and parent or guardian. 
Introductory rate: $99 for the entire series of four workshops. Additional adult $25.
 
All workshops are on scheduled Saturdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Metropolitan Room. 
 
April 8, April 15, April 29 and May 13
 
About the teacher 
Christine Passarella is an educator and the founder of the Kids for Coltrane Project in Education. Her work focuses on jazz to teach children about American history, equality, character education and the arts. The program helps develop a foundation for children which they take with them throughout their journeys as they become innovative and vital global citizens.  She has taught in public and private schools in New York State. Christine received her B.A. in Economics from CUNY, M.A. in Education from Adelphi University and SDA Professional Diploma from Long Island University. Christine also participated in five institutes at Harvard University. 
 
Ms. Passarella’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and will be highlighted in an upcoming documentary DVD film about legendary musician John Coltrane. Adelphi University honored Ms. Passarella during their first Inside the Teacher's Classroom program and she held a workshop there entitled Music and Social Justice. She was selected to speak about the Kids for Coltrane Project at the Smithsonian Institute during the 50th Anniversary celebrating John Coltrane and his Love Supreme. She also interviewed Dr. Cornel West during the Smithsonian’s Love Supreme celebration. Christine was nominated for a New York City Big Apple Teaching Award. 
 
Writer Nat Hentoff addressed her work with the following statement. 
"What you do is now part of the Coltrane documentary. What you opened up for a new and prominent expansion of appreciation for an understanding with Coltrane that goes into new generations and who knows what else in the future is one of the most important events and advances in the history of jazz. My great congratulations to you…I knew him very well. He really had an interest in history. He would be so impressed with what you have done.” 
 
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PAY ONE TIME FOR ALL 4 CLASSES:  $99 for each student, includes one parent.  
Each additional adult is $25 (Pay at door)
  • TO REGISTER PAY HERE AND CALL FOR LIST OF STUDENTS AND PARENT at 212.206.0440