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Kids/Family: Kid Friendly Kids/Family: General Children's Music Moods: Mood: Fun Folk: Children's Folk Moods: Mood: Upbeat

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United States - California

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Mister Cooper

MISTER COOPER - Songs That Teach (
- Recorded and released six music CDs for kids and their grownups - "The Colors of Us" (2016), "Pirate Ship" (2015), "I Like Your Hat" (2013), "Mister Cooper is for the birds" (2011), “This World” (2009) and “Mister Cooper” (2006)
- Winner of a Fall 2011 Parents’ Choice Approved Award – “Mister Cooper is for the birds” CD
- Kid’s music performer in the Sacramento, CA. area - Crocker Art Museum, Music In The Park, Fairytale Town, libraries, schools, festivals, farmers markets
- Creator of original, curriculum based music programs for elementary schools including “Kindergarten Sing,” “1st and 2nd Grade Sing,” “Gold Rush in Song,” “Music in Wartime: Uses of Music During the Civil War,” “Going West - Songs of the 1880’s,” “Back to the Notes,” and co-creator of “Poetry and Song Project”
- Emergency 30 Day Teaching Credential (1998 to 2010)
- Creator and presenter of the “Sing-a-Long Club with Mister Cooper” after-school music program (2008 to present)
- Creator and presenter of the “Read Along - Sing Along” pre-reading music program for the Sacramento Public Library (2008 to present)
- Creator and presenter of the “Musical Kids” weeklong educational music camp at Fairytale Town in Sacramento, CA. (2008 - 2009)
- Recipient of 2003 Crocker Art Museum School Services Grant
- Recipient of 2001-2002 Sacramento City Educational Foundation Mini-Grant
- “Music in Wartime: Uses of Music During the Civil War”
- Recipient of 1999-2000 Sacramento City Educational Foundation Mini-Grant
- “Gold Rush in Song”
- Recipient of 1998 IBM Funds for Community Service Grant - “Poetry and
 Song Project”
- Performed with music group The Loose Acoustic Trio

A Fall 2011 Parents’ Choice Approved Award Winner - “Mister Cooper is for the birds”
"Acoustic musician and music educator Ken Cooper has an inviting, down-home way with a song, finding inspiration in the interconnectedness of living things, confidence-building ("Yes I Can") and the joy of reading ("Dr. Seuss Is On the Loose"). Among the highlights: Cooper’s humorous spin on the definition of living spaces ("a peach is a house for a peach pit/a sandwich is a house for ham" in "A House is a House for Me") and a tribute to that ubiquitous pause-filler, "Um.""
Lynne Heffley © 2011 Parents’ Choice

“Thank you for the musically enriching experiences you have created for our students here at Sutterville. We have truly benefited from your professional demeanor, musical expertise, generosity, and wonderful way with kids. Thank you!” 

- Lori Aoun - Principal of Sutterville Elementary School

"I always love the kids' reaction to you, especially the ones that have seen you at their school - they obviously think you are "their" special person, and the joy they take in seeing you in another venue just makes my day. I remember at the last show some of our rowdy middle-schoolers peeked in the window and said "it's Mr. Cooper!" and relived some of their long-past childhood... It's obvious you have made a connection with these kids that lasts long after the songs are over. Thanks for sharing your talents with us."

- Christie Hamm - Manager of Youth and Community Services, Sacramento Public Library