Violin Rocks!

Let me tell you that I would HIGHLY recommend Geoffrey Castle as a school assembly to anyone. While he still has the time to do these, take advantage! His lessons for the kids whether it's type of music (classical, modern, fiddle, etc.), geographical (S. African music, Celtic, Turkish, etc.), or life lessons - the kids listened, the kids learned, the kids (as well as teachers) had a great time. The music teachers LOVED it since it opened up so many teaching avenues for them.
Linda
Crystal Springs Elementary School
Bothell, WA

Violin Rocks!

Geoffrey Castle was amazing!  We thoroughly enjoyed having him perform at Cranbury School.  The students and teachers were amazed by his musical talent.  His electric violin show was truly exhilarating.  What a wonderful experience and we are so glad we had him as part of our enrichment program.
Laura Dufort - Enrichment Coor.
Cranbury School
Norwalk, CT

Violin Rocks!

Hi!  You performed for my kindergarten class today.  You were AWESOME, and my kids loved the performance!  Thank you also for continuing to play until we could leave the building- you helped make a stressful situation bearable!  My kids talked about you and the violin all afternoon.  My daughter has played the violin since she was 7 and my son started cello at age 4- both Suzuki students and I love string instruments but I have never experienced music like yours.  I am looking forwrard to getting your CDs!  Thanks again.
Margie Owen
Loganville-Springfield ES
Dallastown, PA

Violin Rocks!

This was an AMAZING SHOW! Geoffrey kept the students spellbound with his Violin and the information he gave about countries around the world. The students and staff want him back! A music teacher from another school has her students here and came to watch the show. She could not believe what she experienced during the concert! Way to go Academic Entertainment.
Debbie Wells
Butte Elementary School
Palmer, AK

Violin Rocks!

It was a magnificent session; I couldn’t have asked for anything better!  To begin with, he is a wonderful musician. The music he played was appealing, his performance level impressed my students, and of course they were fascinated by the foot pedals and all the sounds he was creating. He taught them the basics of improvisation on the spot, and they enjoyed trying some improvisation on their own instruments. (The instructional part of me was also pleased to hear him reinforce the importance of solidifying basic technique—like scales and metronome practice—and listening skills, too!)
Most important, though, was the way he interacted with the students on a deep and genuine level. They all felt personally touched by his presence, and their enthusiasm was contagious! When reflecting on his visit afterwards, the word “inspiration” came up over and over. Here are just two of the many comments I received:
“He opened the door for us to be creative and to try something new”; “He made us realize if we apply creativity and imagination, we can produce very unique and beautiful things”. What greater gift can there be than to give young people the desire and confidence to express themselves in music? Geoffrey’s visit was a gift to all of us!

Nancie Linn Shaw
Newport High School
Bellevue, WA

Violin Rocks!

Geoffrey's presentation was exceptional, another fine performance from Academic Entertainment that gives me reason to continue booking their programs.  His demeanor with the students from the moment he took the stage until the rocking conclusion was incredible.   Many asked why I booked a 'violin program' - now they want him back!  Clearly, I would not only welcome Geoffrey back to our school, but I would suggest to principals in neighboring schools that they book him as well, and perhaps together book an evening performance for the community at large.   Rural areas such as ours need programs like this to bring culture to our school communities and our children. Two thumbs up for this one!
Robert Grumley
South St. Marys Street Elementary School
St. Marys, PA 

Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons

Great experience!  Carroll did a great job talking amongst the different age groups, from 1st to 5th grade.
Cindy Brennan
Cedar Point Elementary School
Bristow, VA

Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons

Presenter was very well organized, timely, and was able to be flexible with our weather conditions.  Students and teachers alike enjoyed his show!
Beth Stark
Weisenberg Elementary School
Kutztown, PA

Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons

Students and staff really enjoyed the outdoor inflation.  This was definitely an unforgettable assembly, a great way to kick off our fundraising, which pays for the assemblies.  It was a beautiful morning and there was not a breeze, so it was perfect.
Katie Vaccaro
Broad Street School
Nashua, NH

Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons

This was our second time having this assembly. Everything was perfect and well organized, and right on time. The kids as well as the teachers loved it! It was a lot of fun and very informative.
Patty DeLucci
St. Augustine School
Ossining, NY

Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons

My students, staff, and I were just treated to one of your awesome assemblies, 'Wings of my Own.' The presenter, Mr. Teitsworth did an amazing presentation both outside and inside. My students were enthralled. The winds weren't 100% cooperative, but the pilot was able to fill the balloon almost to lift-off status. The students were excited to see this huge visualization and to learn about the history of balloon flight. Mr. Teitsworth was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. This was the best assembly we've ever booked. Thanks for offering us this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Dr. Kathleen Casey - Principal
Independence Jr. High School
Palos Heights, IL

Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons

Today's hot air balloon assembly was fantastic! Mr. Teitsworth did a great job engaging the kids in the explanation of ballooning and in keeping their interest all through the demonstrations. As integrating real world applications of the science curriculum is essential to motivating kids to learn and appreciate science, this assembly was a great way to peak their interests and connect the curriculum to the world and to something concrete. The kids had a great time, and are very enthusiastic about flying...we will definitely be back for more next year!
Nadine Coletta - Science Teacher
John Glenn Middle School
Bedford, MA

Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons

This was an awesome assembly. Captain Bob was great! He was very informative and so kind to our staff and students. We actually finished both assemblies 5 minutes ago and I couldn't wait to fill this out to express my thoughts. Our students who are mostly urban population rarely get to see something like this. They loved it so much; as well as my staff. Keep up the great work!
Gina Borea - Supervisor
Windsor Schools
Paterson, NJ

Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons

Wow! The balloon was not the only thing flying high at East Elementary School today. I have not heard anything but positive comments about the balloon launch and the informational assembly. Your presentation was outstanding and very kid friendly for all ages. The pictures are great and I'm sure the news coverage will be impressive. This will be a day that our East family will never forget. We enjoyed your company and expertise. This will be a hard act to beat next year. We are already thinking about a new theme for 09-10.
Connie Pellmann, Principal
East Elementary School
Jefferson, WI

Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons

Captain Carroll was great with the kids. Even though the weather was not cooperating. The indoor assembly was great. The students were able to move throughout the various rooms/parts of the assembly and were really interested in the interior of the balloon. Most children will see a Hot Air Balloon some time in their life, but to go INSIDE one was a unique experience.
Elizabeth Kick
Big Tree ES
Hamburg, NY

Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons

Amazing!!  Our students and staff have talked about this assembly for months!  It was a fantastic opportunity to share with our students.  I would highly recommend this presentation to everyone! We even designed our yearbook  this year after the assembly!
Patricia Sotero
Center Street Elementary School
Horseheads, NY

Unique Game Show

The format of the show was very motivating for our 2nd-6th graders. They loved the competition and the excitement. The host was fun and kept the show moving at a perfect pace. This would be a great format for any teacher to use during the school year to review for the CST or school benchmarks. The kids are listening and learning without even realizing they are working at it. Thanks.
Garden Elementary School
Tulare, CA

Unique Game Show

Now that things have settled down here at Bennington Elementary School I wanted to thank you for coordinating the Unique Game Show for our "First Day Festivities".  I cannot articulate how pleased we were with GT's performance and presentation.  It was a fabulous day for students, staff and the community.  The entire show was extraordinarily positive and provided the individual participation of each and every student.  Clearly no one was left out!
Again, I thank you for your professionalism and look forward to booking with you again.
Many, many thanks, 

Donna L. Cauley, Assistant Principal
Bennington Elementary School
Bennington, VT

Unique Game Show

We had DJ JT at our school to do the Game Show assembly on Jan.12. I wanted to let you all know that he did a fantastic job. We have had two other assemblies this year that don't even compare to what was presented that day. As we look ahead to schedule for next year, we will look closely at what you have to offer and hopefully book some of your other shows.  Thanks so much!
Tracey Bachert - President
East High Street Elementary PTO
Elizabethtown, PA 

Unique Game Show

I would like to personally thank Gerald for all the effert he put towards the assembly today.  His presentation and enthusiasm lent itself to an outstanding assembly.  The assembly was a success and enjoyed by all those in attendance.  It was a pleasure having Gerald at Riverhead HS. Once again, I would like to express our gratitude for Gerald's time and effort regarding today's assembly as well as thank your company for an outstanding show.
David Zimbler - Principal
Riverhead HS
Riverhead, NY

Unique Game Show

GT was amazing!!!  The children and the faculty loved the show...it was fun, exciting and very entertaining! The kids said it was their favorite day!  I would like to thank GT for being so flexible and he was early even in the snow delay!  AWESOME job GT and Unique Game Show!
Stacey Grabowski
St. Joseph School
Mendham, NJ

Unique Game Show

Ben Wachstein was our presenter and he was outstanding.  He was very professional and, come show time,  tailored the game perfectly to each group (K- gr.2 and gr. 3 & 4).  The kids had a fantastic time.  I received a lot of positive feedback from the teachers.  They thought it was a perfect way to learn teamwork and good sportsmanship and that they only wished we could do have this assembly on a regular basis.  Thank you for finishing off our school year on a high note!
Tanya Soboloff
Cheltenham ES
Cheltenham, PA

Unique Game Show

This was the first show we have had from you. It was fabulous. Painless to set up, painless to co-ordinate! The children LOVED it, the staff LOVED it.
Parents are coming up to me to ask about the show as their children came home talking about it. All the grades (PK-5) were invloved and the children loved the action, the noise, the competition. I am the co-chair of the bookfair and reading contest. This assembly was the finale to our reading contest. I have had other, big name shows in the past, for double the amount of money, and this was the show with the most positive reviews. THANK YOU!!!

Laurie Smith
Ayers Ryal Side ES
Beverly, MA

Unique Game Show

The Game Show assembly was amazing! GT did a phenomenal job!  He catered the shows to the age groups(k-2 and 3-5) He was fun and full of energy! GT demonstrated excellent crowd control. The students were visibly excited and enthusiastic, but never wild or unruly.  We cannot thank you enough. Teachers and students both said that this was the best assembly Sharp School ever had!
Stephanie Newcomb - PTA
Sharp School
Cherry Hill, NJ

Thank you for a wonderful performance. The students at Memorial School thoroughly enjoyed the show last week. It was both an educational and entertaining experience for the students and staff. The students loved to participate in the contests and the hands-on experiments. You are welcome back to Memorial School at any time.
David Collier, Principal
Memorial School
Montvale, NJ

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