Noam Brown Bio
Noam Brown has been a song leader and educator for over 25 years in a variety of settings including pre-schools, play groups, summer camps, wilderness camps for at-risk youth, and religious gatherings of various faiths. Noam has completed the wonderful 3-day Music Together training and was an ESE certified educator with the State of Florida. He is also a proud member of the Children’s Music Network and has worked with children from pre-school through high school in both formal and informal educational settings.
When his child was a year old, Noam created “Stories in the Park,” a free weekly storytime and play group which met in different parks around Lake Worth. As the group evolved, several families decided to create “Enriched Playgroup” – a unique cooperative pre-school based on child-directed play – and chose Noam as the teacher/facilitator. Parents appreciated Noam’s gentle ways and calming effect on the classroom environment, and the children truly benefited from the consistency and structure that he provided......and there was lots of music. Noam’s knowledge and understanding of child development is instrumental in the way he responds to their needs. His ability to connect with kids is grounded not only in his playfulness, but also in his deep respect for children – reflected in the thoughtful and patient manner in which he communicates with them.
Since 2010 Noam has offered the Kids' Music Circle as a monthly program in Lake Worth which became at Lake Worth Public Library program in 2011. As his child entered Kindergarten Noam began offering participatory music classes to a small handful of preschools in Palm Beach County. Each year since then more and more schools have reached out and added the Kids' Music Circle to their curricula. In the summer of 2016 Noam led this interactive music program at all branches of the Palm Beach County Library System and has since visited many branches of the Broward County Library System and currently offers regular sessions at the Delray Beach Library.
In addition, the Kids' Music Circle has been featured at many festivals and holiday gatherings and continues to be a highlight for kids all over South Florida.
Noam’s vision is to share values through music with songs such as the Van Mannen’s “We Recycle,” which teaches kids what, why, and how we recycle; “I Think You’re Wonderful” by Red Grammer, which highlights how rewarding it feels to recognize and acknowledge one another’s gifts; Noam’s original “What Makes Us Beautiful” which celebrates and emphasizes the beauty of diversity, as well as traditional songs that have been passed down by artists such as Woody Guthrie, Ella Jenkins, and Pete Seeger. Fun action songs encouraging creative movement such as “Cherkaziya”, which Noam’s mother taught him and his playmates when he was a pre-schooler, is always an essential part of every music circle.
Now Noam is singing with children all over South Florida, whether in small group settings or large performances, and is convinced that no matter how much the kids love Kids’ Music Circle, he loves it even more!!