Liz, Holly, & The Jolly Lollies Children’s Concert set for March 17

Liz, Holly, & The Jolly Lollies Children’s Concert set for March 17

Musical Mindfulness Workshop for Educators is March 18

The Lippman School and the Mandel Early Childhood Education Center at the Shaw JCC have teamed up to present The Jolly Lollies Children’s Concert on March 17 from 4 to 5 p.m. featuring singer-songwriters Liz Corwin and Holly Johnson. Open to the community, the concert will be held at the Shaw JCC of Akron located at 750 White Pond Drive in Akron.

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Corwin and Johnson are known around the Queen City for teaching early childhood music in preschools and for leading music programs for Music Together of Charlotte. Johnson has a degree in Early Childhood Education, and Corwin has a degree in Social Work. With their combined degrees and a shared love of music and children, they strive to show how music can support children as they develop emotionally and physically.

Many of their songs guide children in imaginative play, encourage them to find alternative ways to self-regulate, and get them up and moving. Above all, Corwin and Johnson enjoy being silly and providing a magical experience for both adults and children to let their hair down and cut a rug.

The Jolly Lollies Children’s Concert is recommended for children ages seven and younger, and the cost is $10 per family. Tickets may be purchased at

While in Akron, Corwin and Johnson will also present a Musical Mindfulness Workshop on March 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for preschool and kindergarten educators in the Akron community. Teachers will learn how to support the whole child through music by enhancing their musical bag of tricks with the help of Corwin and Johnson’s tools and practical ideas for the classroom.

These ideas are based on The Jolly Lollies Musical Mindfulness Curriculum, which focuses on guiding the whole child (physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and language development) through music. Teachers should plan on actively participating by moving around, using imagination and playing with various musical props.

Sponsored by The Lippman School, the workshop cost is $15 per person and includes light refreshments. Tickets may be purchased at

For more information about either the concert or workshop, please contact Alisa Reinbolt at