Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

What Organizers Say

AGING

WESTERN GERONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Gloria Cavanaugh, Executive
"Your songs were not only timely, but fun, touching, and invigorating. You also managed to hold the complete attention of an audience already tired from a long day of sessions -- no mean feat!"

BUSINESS

ESSO RESOURCES CANADA, LMTD.
Richard Isaacs, Human Resources Dept.
"The messages you conveyed were real, and your style provides an impact that stays around for a long, long time. You are a powerful person with a unique gift of sharing yourself with a group, and yet you manage the emotions of the group very carefully, with care and sensitivity."

CHURCHES

CENTER FOR RELIGION AND LIFE
Donald DeNoon, D.Min & Simon Lefebvre, CSV
"The Peter Alsop concert was a phenomenal event for us, which more than met our expectations. The audience, from young children to senior citizens, were captivated by his music, his humor, and his style."

BETH EL TEMPLE CENTER
Rabbi Earl Grollman
"A religious experience is not limited to the church or synagogue but listening to your songs. It was wonderful to be entertained and at the same time to be presented with exciting insights."

DEATH AND DYING/ LOSS AND GRIEF

DR. ELISABETH KUBLER-ROSS
Author & pioneer in field of grief & hospice
"I want you to know how much I enjoy your singing and your work for the improvement of love on the planet Earth."

NORTH SCITUATE MEDICAL CENTER
Therese A. Rando, PhD, Clinical Director
"Your recent presentations at the Children and Death Conference were fantastic. As a traditionally trained clinical psychologist, I am somewhat skittish about non-traditional educational tools, however, let me say without qualification, that your work is superb and I see how effective it is at reaching people."

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
Marilyn Holtyn, National Conference Organizing Committee
"You had the unique ability to bring them from tears to hugs and laughter, which is exactly what they needed before venturing out into the real world again. It was marvelous!"

FAMILY CONCERTS

LOS ANGELES CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Suzie Galler, Director of Children's Programs
"I can't thank you enough for the enormous contribution you made. Your music is so alive with words that speak directly to kids, it's a joy to watch the audience react to you."

THE CRIPPLED CHILDREN'S SOCIETY
Kids and Staff of Camp Paivika
"Thank you for your fantastic, tremendous, inspiring, energetic, fabulous, stupendous, refreshing, out-of-sight, and "disgusting" musical presentation. You were wonderful! We love you!"

FAMILY VIOLENCE

PARENTS UNITED
Virginia Doonan, President
"Your performance added a unique tone and quality which was significant, meaningful, and appreciated by the conference attendees."

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Joyce Thomas, Director, Child Protection
"Thank you for your contributions, your support and your guidance in providing such an outstanding program for professionals. Your evaluations were extremely positive. Participants indicated that the content was both relevant and significant in their particular area of practice."

CA CONSORTIUM OF CHILD ABUSE COUNCILS
Paul Crissey, Director
"Absolutely magnificient! Your ability to entertain while drawing out real emotions is a gift, and I appreciate your sharing it with us all."

HOSPITALS

SIMONTON CANCER CENTER
Dr. O. Carl Simonton, Director, author, pioneer in treating cancer
"Dr. Alsop has a remarkable ability to diffuse the difficulty of dealing with sensitive issues using his songs and sense of humor. I use his music in my work with cancer patients."

MOUNT CARMEL MERCY HOSPITAL - MI
Judith Odiorne, Director of Nursing
"The poignancy yet practicality of the content, and the methods for using laughter and play in working with children who happen to be hospitalized was most appreciated. The unique value of this workshop was in your style of presentation."

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER - OH
Dr. Jane A. Nichols
"You offered relief and spoke to issues we could not have reached in any other way. Thank you! People are still inspired and have been motivated to action, and our own staff can still be heard singing a line or two from one of your songs! You have had a delightful impact!"

HARBOR-UCLA MEDICAL CENTER - CA
Dr. Neal Kauffman, Professor of Pediatrics
"Thank-you for your excellent Pediatric Grand Rounds. Your talk was well received and stimulated much thought and discussion."

LIBRARIES

Charlene Strickland, Librarian
"Two Valencia librarians are fighting over the promo copy of your 'Take Me With You!' album!"

MENTAL HEALTH

ST. CLAIR CO. COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH BOARD
Ida Basinski & Roger Facione, Directors
"The series of concerts you performed for students, professionals, and the community at large were very well received. You had a tremendously positive impact upon St. Clair County, Peter. We are already talking about having you come back!"

MI ASSN. OF CHILDREN'S ALLIANCES
Mary Gillett, Training Coordinator
"Terrific workshop! You gave the audience the unique opportunity to not only sharpen professional skills, but to reduce stress, laugh and cry, and nurture themselves."

PARENTS

HAWKEYE AREA COMM. ACTION PROGRAM - IA
Donna Castle, Director
"The parents and professional people who attended your concert felt that it was a very positive experience, and the children are still talking about it with their friends."

CENTER FOR CHILDREN & PARENTS - AK
Shirley Pittz, AK School Psychologists Assn.
"You were a real hit and certainly the highlight of the conference!"

PRISONS

ALASKA DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS Michael Stark, Asst. Attny General "Consider this a strong recommendation for you in your continuing endeavors to uplift the human spirit. In your appearances at four of Alaska's correctional institutions, I believe you have planted the seeds for change in some who would otherwise wither on the vine." CALIFORNIA INSTITUTION FOR MEN - CHINO Skip Arjo, Recreation Supervisor "The inmates thoroughly enjoyed the show. It is rare when a performance so readily meets with the approval of black, white and chicano inmates."

SCHOOLS

LOWER KUSKOKWIN SCHOOL DISTRICT - AK
Michael E. Murray, Principal, Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat School
"A real treat! Peter talked with the children and adults in a gentle positive manner, coupled with wit and humor that made thought provoking issues and concerns come alive without being threatening or too scary. I highly recommend him."

SEEDS UNIV. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - CA
Helen Turner, Principal
"You surely have a delightful way with young children and the important messages are painlessly (and tunefully) absorbed. Your music is still ringing in our ears and Alsop songs are being sung in many classes. How can we ever thank you! "

SEXUALITY

CLARK UNIVERSITY - MA
Dr. Elizabeth Stanko, Sociology Dept.
"Thank you again for participating in my class on 'Women and Crime'. Your sensitivity to the subject of the victimization of women, both in your talk and in your songs, helped the class understand and feel. The students used you as a reference throughout the semester!"

AIDS PROJECT L.A. - CA
Nada Cox, Mental Health Program Manager
"It's reassuring to find someone as grounded and joyful as yourself working with children. The staff and students that I work with wanted you to know you were very appreciated."

SOCIETY FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF SEX - PA
Dr. Steve Allen Jr. and Dr. Andrea Parrot, Co-Chairs
"Excellent! The time allotted to you was too limited!"

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

GRANT WOOD AREA EDUCATIONAL AGENCY - IA
Pam McLeod, Conference Director
"Your presentation addressed many of the very crucial issues faced by young people today. Your sense of humor and stage presence added to the positive impact you had upon the kids."

VICTIMS ANONYMOUS - CA
Lori Brown, President
"Your performance was fantastic and certainly the highlight of our evening. Your sensitivity towards some very delicate issues gets through to an audience in a very special way!"

ONSITE TRAINING & CONSULTING - SD
Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse & Dr. Joe Cruse, Directors
"It's absolutely fantastic the way you're using the family roles. Our registrants got more than they or we anticipated. You were responsible for a great part of the gifts they received."

TEACHERS

DR. ASHLEY MONTAGU
Founder of Dept. of Anthropology, Rutgers Univ., Eminent Scholar & Author
"Peter Alsop's songs are delightful, not only for singing with children, but engaging their interest in the child that remains in every adult."

STATE TEACHER'S CONFERENCE - WA
Don Fitzmahan, Director
"Thank-you again for your energy and sensitivity. Your concert was a very uplifting moment in our conference. Many times during the week your songs were used, mimicked and referred to as the conference continued."

SCHOOL DISTRICT 25 - POCATELLO, ID
Gordon Murri, Director of Cirriculum
"Your way of taking current societal problems and bringing them to the forefront is excellent. I certainly recommend your performance to any teacher group."

GEORGIA ASSN ON YOUNG CHILDREN
Sue Miller, Conference Chair
"Your presentations were delightful and while they were most frequently funny, they also packed powerful messages to us about kids! Thanks!"

TEENAGERS

MICHIGAN TEENAGE INSTITUTE
Mary Kay Davis, Co-ordinator
"An amazing performer! Through his music, unique personality and stage presence, Peter delivers social messages with humor and a marvelous perceptiveness. Emotions evoked through song touch deeply and endure."