Drawing from his own experiences, Will creates songs and stories that entertain the whole family with his highly participatory concerts.
Will’s Jams Live
Will Stroet of Will's Jams is a JUNO-nominated musician, nationally recognized educator and former CBC Kids TV star. His high-energy rock-pop music in English and French is full of witty wordplay and sing-along choruses, inspiring kids to be active, creative, caring and community-minded. Will and his trio perform hits from his 11 albums, which are masterpieces of creativity and fun, further cementing him as the ultimate star of children’s rock 'n' roll. Check out music videos from Will's latest album, "Big Shiny Spoons," as well as hits from his other albums on his YouTube channel. You can also stream Will's videos on KidoodleTV and Sensical TV. For more info about Will, visit www.willsjams.com
Ages: 1-8 years old
Tech requirements: PA, 3 monitors, 2 vocal mics, bass amp, drum kit
Languages: English, French, bilingual (with some Mandarin and Spanish
Number of people: 3 musicians (guitar, drum and bass) plus a tech
Will’s Jams Symphony Show
Will’s Jams kids’ symphony show features Will’s most popular hits as seen on CBC Kids and Universal Kids television. Kids will be dancing in their seats to catchy songs about reading, hygiene, animals and nature with colourful orchestral arrangements and sing-along choruses. They will also be introduced to excerpts from popular classical pieces, such as The Barber of Seville and Flight of the Bumblebee, which thematically tie into Will’s folk, pop and rock songs.
Duration: 55 minutes
Orchestra size: charts modified for small, mid-size and large orchestras
Languages: English or multilingual (Half French & English with some Mandarin or Spanish)
Set list, condensed score and video available upon request
During the pandemic, organizations can book Will for virtual concerts for live-streaming on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Zoom. We are set up to operate our own professional livestreams from our home studio with a professional audio and video set up.
Specifically for schools, we are also licensing professionally recorded Will's Jams concerts in English and French with the band with a 15-min Zoom Q&A with Will (40-min concerts). PDF Lyric sheets with music video links are also provided so students can singalong to Will's songs.
For livestream bookings or concert licensing, contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wordplay with Will | Chanter avec Will
Over the past decade touring schools, Will Stroet has developed a top-notch school show with audience participation, witty wordplay, sign language and catchy sing-along choruses. Will’s original music explores the themes of literacy, imagination and creativity, and living a healthy and active lifestyle, which ties into Canadian school curriculum.
Will's also offering schools the opportunity to license professionally pre-recorded English, bilingual and French concerts with his band that may be viewed anytime for the duration of the school year. The concert also includes a 15-minute virtual Q & A session on Teams or Zoom.
School districts can inquire for discounted pricing and the opportunity for Will's virtual concerts to be delivered through a customized Wordplay with Will | Chanter avec Will online educational platform to enhance student's language learning through his music and arts-integrated lessons.
Grade Suitability: K–7
Duration: 45 mins
Number of people: 3 musicians
Ready Set Learn Program
Will is repeatedly booked by the Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Delta, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Abbotsford and Fort St. John school districts for the B.C. Ministry of Education's Ready, Set, Learn program intended for families and their three- to five-year-old children. These events are hosted by schools often in the late winter and early spring and offers parents information about how to support a young child’s early learning and development. It also develops positive connections between families, the school system and local community agencies. Will is hired to perform a solo or band concert at these events.
Ages: Preschoolers and their parents/caregivers
Duration: 30-40 mins.
Number of people: 1-3 people
As a former French immersion music teacher and performer in elementary schools, Will understands how to work effectively with students and offers interactive songwriting workshops that involve critical thinking, creative writing, call and response, actions, presentation skills and performance opportunities for their peers and/or parents. Will teaches students about the basics of songwriting including: lyric, chorus and verse composition, rhythm and rhyme schemes, melody, as well as other song structures (for blues, folk, pop). Students will collaboratively compose a song with Will that will be ready to perform in a final concert. Every workshop follows a learning structure and provides room for flexibility, play, and creativity, as per the interests and strengths of the class or school. The song topic can be tied to any curricular theme. The workshop duration and number of sessions is flexible and can be determined between the school and artist depending on the number of students and classes involved. Please email us at email@example.com to discuss specific details.