Aaron began his teaching career in 1984 after he graduated from Friends University in Wichita, KS. Aaron intended to teach a couple of years at the elementary level then move to middle school and then high school and then land a career at the college. Well, part of that became a reality. Aaron taught 2 years at the elementary level and 2 years at the middle school level. The problem is that he stayed another 7 years, teaching middle school for 11 years! Some love middle school kids and Aaron is one of them.
It was in 1995 when Aaron decided to pursue songwriting and touring more intentional. Now 32 years later he still loves working in the classroom drawing music and stories out of students.
Aaron's work includes work with the itty-bitty one, birth through 6-year-olds through Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts. As a National Trainer, he loves getting these very young ones finding the music and rhythm inside themselves.
Aaron is a Certified National Teaching Artist with Young Audiences in New York and a Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist with Wolf Trap Early Learning through the Arts in Vienna Virginia. His current home in Wichita, Kansas keeps him connected with Arts Partners Wichita working with students K-12. The work of integrating the arts into science, math and language arts is a wonderful way to inspire kids to use the creative space in their heads to think about the world they live in.
Ms. Bella & Mr. Choco
Bella is a yellow lab, and Choco is a chocolate lab, both of whom have both a Therapy Dog certification through Therapy Dog International (TDI) and a Professional Therapy Dog certification in Kansas.
As Aaron traveled around the country he worked in several classrooms and schools that had therapy dogs. In 2014 Aaron decided to pursue getting a lab puppy and training it to work with him in the classroom. Bella was born on January 1, 2015, and Aaron picked her up when she was 10 weeks old. Choco was born in November 2018.
These two really are the star of the shows!
2022 Summer Library Program
Climb On Board the Boat!
Our 2022 program will again be based on the National collaborative summer library program theme, Oceans of Possibilities. My program is entitled “Climb Onboard the Boat". Once again we will be singing, moving, playing instruments, and sharing stories. We will be sharing from the latest book in the Bella and Choco series, The Boat. If your library does not use this theme I can create something, especially for your library that will incorporate these two lovable dogs, I love creating programs designed to meet the needs of particular libraries and schools. Classroom Therapy dogs, Bella and Choco will be front and center in this years program.
Appropriate Age: 4 and up!
Program Length: 45-60 minutes
Cost: My standard fee is $375 + travel per show. However, if I can schedule several shows in your area I am able to discount the cost for everyone in the area. For large shows (more than 100) I will bring a sound system at no additional cost. Schedule early to be eligible for grant funding to cover partial costs of your programs.
Call to schedule your library today (316) 207-4715
Both books will be available at the programs.
What folks are saying about Aaron's shows..
"Aaron Fowler helped to kick off the Olathe Public Library's 2020 summer reading program with a virtual concert via Zoom. All the fun and energy of an in-person performance was streamed live into the homes of our customers. If you can't have Aaron in person right now, online is the next best thing! Highly recommended."
Children's Services Manager
Olathe Public Library