Coyote Song, storytelling through music program for schools - Kirsten Lamb - Arts For Learning Massachusetts


Coyote's Song

Artist: Kirsten Lamb
Type: Performance|Remote
Art Form: Music|Early Childhood
Grade Level: PreK–5
Scheduling Request

Acclaimed musician and educator Kirsten Lamb's solo performance of the fable, "Coyote’s Song" is a unique introduction to the double bass, voice, and basic musical concepts. Part concert, part storytelling, and part sing-along, the program begins with a demonstration on the double bass, leading to the interactive musical story. Following the story, two basic rhythmic patterns based on the story’s characters are taught and performed by students. The program ends with songs accompanied by banjo, and a question and answer session with students.

Program available in person, or live online.

Length: 40 minutes
Audience Limit: 50
Curriculum Connection: English Language Arts, Folk Tales, Music Instruction

Video: Remote Arts Learning Showcase (Kirsten begins at 0:51)

For scheduling in person, venue must schedule a minimum of 2 performances/day


Single Performance: $300
Additional Performances: $240
Travel: $75 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Remote (live online)
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.



School must schedule a minimum of 2 shows/day.



  • 1 reserved parking space (ideally close to an entrance or loading zone).

Performance Space:

  • At least 10 x 5 feet, and at least 5 feet from audience
  • Access to a power source.

Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes

Strike time: 15 minutes

Time needed between performances: 10 minutes.

Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

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