Aaron began his teaching career in 1984 after graduating 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 level. 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 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 more than 18 years later he still loves working in the classroom, drawing on music and storytelling to teach students.
Aaron's work includes work with the itty-bitty one, birth through 6-year-olds through Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts in Vienna, Virginia. As a Master Teaching Artist with Wolf Trap National, he loves training teachers to use music and storytelling to help get these very young ones find the music and rhythm inside themselves.
Aaron is also a Certified National Teaching Artist with Young Audiences in New York. 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.
Aaron is also the founder and Lead Artist with Sing It Out, an arts integrated non-profit that uses the arts to stir the creative passions in young people in rural and disadvantaged communities.
2023 Summer Library Program
All Together Now!
My 2023 program will again be based on the National collaborative summer library program theme, All Together Now. My program is entitled “All Together Now". Once again we will be singing, moving, playing instruments, and sharing stories. I will be sharing from the latest book in the Bella and Choco series, The Boat, a great story about inclusion. If your library does not use this theme I can create something just for you. I love creating programs designed to meet the needs of particular libraries and schools.
Appropriate Age: 4 and up!
Program Length: 45-60 minutes
Cost: My standard fee is $400 + 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
Books from the Bella and Choco series 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