Amanda is the Creatress of Music and Magic and is inspired to continue sharing the magic of music forever.
aka "Amanda Panda" is a mom, music maker, puppeteer, dancer, and homeschool teacher.
She teaches family music classes at the KindKids music and arts center in Saco, and is the author of Singing Our Way to Reading, a guide for parents and caregivers to use music as a tool to support early literacy. As part of KindKids Music she performs locally and nationally for schools, libraries, theaters, festivals, and more for all ages.
Amanda is also the dancer in the duo "duquette and dancer" performing original music and choreography at venues locally and nationally
The hand harmonies book and program is ever changing like music and life itself. Instead of treading the same path everyday by practicing the same things, this instruction manual encourages the student to alter what is played everyday to prepare for anything that might come up in a musical moment. The goal of the program is to be able to freely improvise. It also serves as a maintenance plan for the seasoned musician.
Listening, musicianship, groove, form, and technique, these are the tenants of Hand Harmonies Music Lessons with Rob Duquette. All styles of music are related and he loves, plays, and studies them all! Grounded in the traditions of the blues, jazz, rock, and world genres, Rob is invigorated by new styles popping up too. His teaching is for everyone and all genres. Creating a readiness for opportunities that even the student can’t predict, Rob takes pride in preparing his students for anything!
Dylan has been helping Music and Magic since childhood, volunteering at events since 2009. He was like a little brother to Van Lawton and is honored to be on the board of this organization keeping Van's music and magic alive. Dylan is a culinary artist, and student. and caters some Music and Magic fundraising events
Family Music Concerts featuring original music, movement, mindfulness, and puppets! Available for your library, school, festival, special event, birthday party!
Also Music classes and Lessons at the KindKids Music and Arts Center
Rob Duquette original and cover music, solo, duo, trio, or full band. Available for concerts, weddings, and special events.