Make Music Day
8:00 - 9:30 am, East Granby Congregational Church – Fellowship Hall
“Make Music Day Breakfast Serenade”
Start the longest day of the year right, with a free continental breakfast accompanied by music!
East Granby Congregational Church's Music Director, Mary E. Larew, and Flutist Beth Galloway provide a musical backdrop to some tasty treats.
Come enjoy a peaceful, musical start to the day!
9:30 -10 am, East Granby Congregational Church – Music Room
“Kindermusik with Jen”
As part of our Make Music Day celebrations, come and try Kindermusik with Jen!
All families are welcome to join in this 30-minute music workshop.
Jen Ludgin is the director of and one of the educators at Kindermusik with Jen. She's been licensed and teaching Kindermusik since 2008. Jen is a
graduate of Cornell University and is a mother of 2 boys – ages 15 & 12. She has experience in a cappella singing, musical theatre, dance, and has had classical piano training. Jen sang with the Sound of New England Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, for over 13 years, and is now
involved with local community theater groups.
Kindermusik is the world’s leading music-and-movement program for young children. Our classes provide research-based activities that stimulate
your child's growing mind and body, all the while having fun. Areas we touch upon are early literacy and language development, social-emotional
skills, cognitive skills, physical skills, and of course music skills. We provide classes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
10:30 am-11:30 am, East Granby Public Library
“Music Story Time”
East Granby Public Library and East Granby Congregational Church team up to provide this special music-themed story time!
Readers will include EGCC’s Pastor Denise Terry and EGCC Music Director Mary Larew. Kids of all ages are invited to join!
11 am-1 pm, East Granby Congregational Church
“Make Music Day Lunchtime Adventure”
Come enjoy lunch, provided by East Granby Congregational Church, and explore several instruments on a scavenger hunt throughout the building! Instruments will include organ, piano, flute, violin, handbells, and more!
There will be music to enjoy, including my 15-year old East Granby resident Michael Luciuk, and a special visit from a beloved princess!
1-2 pm, East Granby Congregational Church, Sanctuary
“Songwriting Workshop with Taryn Frazee”
Ever wanted to write a song? But thought you never could?
Or wanted to try, but thought you didn’t have the skill/talent? Well,
In this hour-long workshop, Taryn will take you through some tips and tactics for lyrical & musical composition. She expresses her journey through
the art of songwriting and contributes her perspective to those just starting out. She will finish off, with performing her original song "Miracle".
Her desire is to join & continue building a community of creatives that will make a positive impact on every individual both young & young at heart ♥
Taryn says, “I believe there is a story-teller inside us all. And that story is worth being expressed. Music & song is an avenue that is often so
under-utilized. But now, it’s making a come-back!”
2-3 pm, East Granby Congregational Church, Music Room
“Scat Singing Clinic with Leala Cyr”
You can scat! Learn the basics of scat singing. What is it? How can I do it? Scatting for all and having fun! Bring your singing voices and leave your
worries at the doorstep. Fun for all ages! Accompanied by Matt DeChamplain on piano
A rare "double threat," jazz singer and trumpet player Leala Cyr complements her impeccable vocals with a warm, golden tone on the horn. Her fresh arrangements of jazz standards and Brazilian songs showcase her unique talent for vocal improvisation. And her original compositions feature
pleasing but inventive melodies and strong storytelling. Cyr's influences include Esperanza Spalding (with whom she has toured extensively), Gretchen Parlato, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Elis Regina, Tom Jobim, and Chet Baker.
3-3:45 pm, East Granby Congregational Church
“Flute Choir Play Along, hosted by Beth Galloway”
Make Music Day East Granby invites flutists of all ages and skill levels to join flutist and teacher Beth Galloway for a Flute Choir Reading Session.
Flute players should bring a flute (piccolo, C flute, alto, or bass) and a music stand. This workshop is intended to encourage and nurture an
appreciation of flute music and technique, as well as provide an opportunity for social interaction among flutists.
Beth Galloway, a native of Granby, CT, has played flute since 5th grade. Following studies with Carl Bergner through the Hartt School of Music,
Beth went on to major in Music Education at UConn. Beth has several years of experience as a music teacher in schools, Kindermusik teacher, and
private flute teacher. She currently has a private flute studio and directs the Flute Choir through East Granby Parks and Recreation Department.
3:45-4:45, East Granby Congregational Church
East Granby Community Theatre Performance
Enjoy songs by young musical theatre performers from our area! Featuring selections from Disney shows and “Seussical the Musical,” with a
choreography workshop for you to join in!
Performers are drawn from East Granby Student Theatre and East Granby Parks and Rec “Disney Broadway Camp.”
East Granby Student Theatre:
East Granby Student Theatre (EGST) is a children's theatre company for ages 7-18. Students learn to sing, dance, and act by putting on a full-scale
production in only four weeks! In the past, EGST has performed shows such as "Shrek the Musical", "The Little Mermaid", "Beauty and the Beast",
and more! This year, EGST will be putting on "Seussical the Musical" at the end of July. If interested, EGST is still accepting students! Any questions
can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on our show dates and location, please visit and like our Facebook
page "East Granby Student Theatre LLC."
Parks and Rec "Disney Broadway Camp":
Disney Broadway comes to East Granby! This one week camp will take place August 5th-9th from 1PM-4PM at East Granby Farms for kids ages 5-12.
Our professionally trained singing, acting, and dancing directors teach age-appropriate skills in a SUPER FUN atmosphere! Kids will spend the week developing their musical theatre skills while bringing some of Disney’s classic movies to life. Students will learn to sing, dance, and act through fun
activities leading up to a final showcase at the end of the week. There will be songs and scenes from “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Frozen”
and more! This camp is for all levels of experience and students will work as a team to put on a magical performance. To sign up, please visit the
East Granby Parks and Rec website!
4:45-5:15, East Granby Congregational Church
Farmington Valley Brass
5:15-5:30, East Granby Congregational Church
Flute Choir, directed by Beth Galloway
5:30-6:15, East Granby Congregational Church
East Granby Congregational Church Choir and Bell Choir, directed by Mary E. Larew
6:15-7:15, East Granby Congregational Church
Taryn Frazee, singer-songwriter
Come and join the fun with singer-songwriter, Taryn Frazee!
Get ready to move & groove while She plays some ‘Feel Good Music’.
Bring the family along to enjoy her sizzlin’ summer sounds and soulful serenades’.
7:30-8:30 pm, Old Newgate Prison & Copper Mine (rain location: East Granby Congregational Church)
Leala Cyr Quartet
Join us for a fun outdoor concert at the Old Newgate Prison & Copper Mine. A spectacular view for the sunset, great food & music! Bring chairs,
blankets, and a picnic if you wish!
Leala Cyr - Voice/Trumpet
Matt Dwonszyk - Bass
Kirk Woodard - Drums
Mary DiPaola - Keyboard
Leala is an accomplished musician who's traveled the world and performed with many greats. She recently moved to Granby, CT and is excited to
make music in her community!
My name is Beth Galloway, and I have been playing the flute since I was in 5th grade, prior to the flute I played the Fyfe in the Marquis of Granby
and the piano. I was very involved with music while I was in Middle School and High School. I took private flute lessons with Carl Bergner through
the Hartt School of Music. At Granby Memorial High School, I was in Band, Jazz Band and occasionally accompanied the Chorus on piano. The
summer of my Junior year I attended the New England Music Camp. I attended the University of Connecticut and majored in Music Education.
My time at UConn was one of the best times of my musical life, where I had the opportunity to play in many great ensembles and chamber groups.
During the summers of my college years, I worked for the Salmon Brook Day Camp in Granby as a music counselor. After graduating from UConn,
I worked as a Band Director for grades 5-8, in Waterbury and Bristol, working in Catholic Schools for a company called Future Musicians. I then
moved to Florida and worked in the public school system in Volusia County as a General music teacher for grades K-5. I also started to teach
private flute lessons, traveling to students houses and working at a local music studio, Yancy’s Music.
Over the years I have played and performed at churches, weddings, community bands and pit bands for community theater. I changed careers for
a period of time and worked in the insurance industry, but music called me back when I heard about a program called Kindermusik. I went through the Kindermusik training and started my program in Florida teaching families and their children group music classes. I moved back to CT in 2001 and started my Kindermusik program at the Holcomb Farm and eventually rented my own space and grew my program to teach five days a week.
Once I had children myself in 2005 and 2007, I was juggling a lot between new babies, teaching and working part-time at my family’s pharmacy,
Granby Pharmacy. A few years ago, I rediscovered that I really missed the flute and decided to come back to teaching privately. When I look back at
all the jobs I had in music, one of the things I enjoy the most is seeing my former students continue to enjoy music. I still see families from my days
as a summer counselor, music teacher, and Kindermusik teaching. Many of my students have become confident performers and are pursuing music
either as a career or hobby. It’s a great feeling to know I played a small part in their journey and hope to help more students in the future.
Leala Cyr is fast becoming one of the most sought-after jazz vocalists of her generation. A rare “double threat,” Cyr complements her impeccable
vocals with a warm, golden tone on the trumpet. As a member of Esperanza Spalding’s “Radio Music and Chamber Music Societies,” she has
performed around the world and has appeared on The Late Show, The Tonight Show, The View, The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live,
Austin City Limits, and more.
In February 2019, Cyr released her debut album, First Instinct. A blend of originals and standards, the album showcases her unique talent for vocal improvisation as well as her ingenuity as a songwriter and arranger.
Leala has appeared with her own group at highly regarded venues such as Cornelia Street Café, National Sawdust, Zinc Bar, and Rockwood Music
Hall in New York City; Ryles Jazz Club, the Bee Hive, and the Beat Brew Hall in Boston; the Egg in Albany, NY; the Blue Opus in Green Bay, WI; and at
the Baby Grand Jazz Series in Hartford, CT.
Her current collaborations range from membership in Jody Redhage Ferber’s group Rose and the Nightingale to an upcoming album with Milton Nascimento, Ricardo Vogt, and Pedro Bernardo.
Over the years, Leala has shared the stage with the likes of Milton Nascimento (in front of 100,000 people at “Rock in Rio”), Terri Lyne Carrington,
Ivan Lins, Jamey Haddad, Jeff “Tain” Watts, James Genus, Paul Winter, Guinga, Tia Fuller, Darmon Meader, and Ray Angry.
Highlights from Cyr’s college and high school days include being named Down Beat Magazine’s 2005 “Best Jazz Vocalist” in the college division,
receiving the World Tour Scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and performing with her high school jazz band at the
prestigious Essentially Ellington Competition at Lincoln Center in NYC.
A native of Pulaski, WI, Leala now resides on the East Coast, where she is actively involved in a number of music scenes.
Massachusetts Native, Taryn Frazee began her creative journey at a young age. Dabbling in the art of lyrical composition with her first work entitled “Miracle” at the age of 13. Raised in a Faith-based environment, yet experiencing certain traumatic challenges as a child and life-altering set-backs as a young-adult, She used her songwriting as an outlet from these devastating events. Yet, her struggle to find her significance caused her to put her
music on the back-burner. She pursued what was thought to be more practical avenues, however, came to realize that those pursuits offered
nothing but theoretical financial security. Finally, at the age of 25, She decided that enough was enough and began the journey of following her
passionate endeavors. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Music; with an Emphasis in Music Business from Evangel University in Springfield,
Missouri. Her desire is to use her songs, writings, and influence as a change agent for those on a journey of soul-fulfilling discovery.
“My music is drawn primarily from my own life lessons and experiences. It is the combination of deep, poetic, and lyrical imagery that tells a story.
My songs relay my passion for every heart to know its worth. I like writing about real struggles, issues, that affect the human soul. I want to simply
be one drop that can start a ripple of hope and love. My sound derives from contemporary, classical, jazz, and bluesy-pop influences that add a fun
yet captivating feel for most audiences.” -Taryn Frazee
Hi, I’m Michael Lukiuc and I’m a 15-year old local guitar player that will be playing at the
East Granby Church on Friday, June 21. I have been actively
doing shows since 2016 and started playing guitar in 2011.
I’ve played venues like the Majestic Theater, Simsbury Meadows,
and I also do other various performances in clubs and restaurants.
Come see me at the East Granby Congregational Church on Friday,
June 21, from 11AM-1PM for an acoustic solo act during national Make Music Day.