Impressed with your presentation
“I was very impressed with your presentation to the children. They were all so involved. I think it was a good learning experience for the teachers too!”
You are a hero
I’m not sure you remember me, but I’m the girl who sat in some tar and who you lent your sweatpants out to. You are a wonderful person to lend your stuff out to others you don’t even know. In my eyes, you are a hero because you can take time to talk and care for others.
You really are a master teaching artist
“It’s not easy to take a higher-level topic, such as sound, and bring it to a [kindergarten] level that was so easy for the students to see AND understand. You really are a Master Teaching Artist!”
A truly exhilarating experience
Thank you for doing such a marvelous job on the Heritage Corridor Songs Project. The performance at Windham Middle School was a truly exhilarating experience, one I’ll not forget for a long time. It was a powerful demonstration of using the arts to interpret natural and cultural heritage.
Like a fine piece of furniture
It occurred to me that your concert was like a fine piece of furniture, perhaps a rocking chair, solid and professional, not flashy, but built of lasting virtues, strong and comfortable.
A refreshing family spirit
Your workshops in Milwaukee were the best! You really have your heart and mind in a good place and are very inspiring. The family spirit in your performances is refreshing and hopeful.
Sound is all around us
“Sally weaves scientific information about Sound into a beautiful, catchy tune that she taught to the children. She seamlessly guides them through a variety of developmentally appropriate activities that connect music and science. Everything builds to a percussion orchestra, where each child can participate! Sound IS all around us … and, we’re glad that Sally is all around us, too!”
It was a great time for families!
I wanted to say a huge thank you for joining in with Wamego’s summer reading program this year! Looking back, it was a great time for families even in the midst of navigating some lingering Covid precautions. Virtual shows are not always easily done, but yours made it look easy! I wish you could have heard the kids who came in to tell me about how they loved your songs. I’d love to look at partnering again in the future.
An enjoyable concert
I have attended many concerts, but never enjoyed myself as much as this evening. You made everyone feel as if they were sitting in front of a crackling fire in their best friend’s living room. It was really great!
Wonderful harmonies, infectious energy
I can’t tell you how great it felt to have you singing live as part of the 15thanniversary of The Folk Heritage. Individually and collectively, you stand for quality and consciousness in folk music, something that is disappearing all too quickly. Your harmonies are wonderful and consistent and your energy is infections. I hope that you continue to grow musically as individuals and as a duo. I know that over the years, you have contributed to my musical growth.
Master Teaching Artist
“You really are a Master Teaching Artist!”
A most refreshing sense of fun
Sally Rogers has a clear, fluid and remarkably agile voice, a keen sense of drama, and a most refreshing sense of fun.
A Great Reinforcement
“Thank you for enhancing a topic that I taught to my students earlier in the year. It was a great reinforcement for what they learned. It’s not easy to take a higher-level topic, such as sound, and bring it to a level that was so easy for the students to see AND understand.”
Everyone loved you
Everyone loved you! A mother of a Down’s Syndrome child in the special education unit at McKell, said Rodney was singing “Circle of the Sun” with all the signs a week later. She was very impressed with his retention of the song and the motions. She and the teacher are going to explore signing as an alternate means of communication for him.
A musical sorceress
You are a sorceress. First you subtly charm this group of people, then you transform them into a musical instrument, then you evoke from this instrument music that no one had any ideas was there. Amazing!
My favorite album
Your album “Peace by Peace” is my favorite album from my childhood! I pulled out my old tape yesterday (yes I still have a working tape player!) and played it for my son for the first time. I still remember all the words and love it just as much as ever! I really feel that your music has stood the test of time. Its messages are kind, strong, and gentle. I just bought the album for each of my son’s daycare educators. I was so glad to find it in CD and MP3 format. Thank you for sharing your wonderful music!
Singing on the bus
“The children were singing your song as they got on the buses today. Thank you again!”
Warmed my heavy spirits
Your concert last Thursday warmed my heavy winter spirits and renewed a healthy spark in me.
You improvised a little song
One random memory: Before I was at WUMB, Gail Rundlett and I were volunteering at Bob Weiser’s Watch City Coffeehouse. Husband out of town, I had to bring my toddler, Roberta. She was underfoot as we were setting up chairs during sound check. You noticed and asked her name. Then, for your soundcheck, you improvised a little song about her name. It is among Bobbie’s earliest memories. So, 30 years later, thank you again! XOXOX
Hope keeps me moving
Whenever I wonder why I should keep living, I listen to your music and hope keeps me moving ahead.
We came across a picture of a harp
We thought of you today when we came across a picture of a harp during one of my lessons, and then watched a video on how it makes sound. The kids talked about the vibrations of the strings and how the shorter strings made higher sounds, while the longer strings made lower sounds. It was a wonderful discussion and all thanks to you! I hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to another visit next year!
You were with us
You were with us on our eight hour drive to Buffalo. All the way there. And all the way back. And we still love your music!
Piggyback Planet Shaped My Childhoold
I am writing to tell you how much your CD “Piggyback Planet” has shaped my childhood and I am now sharing it with my own children. I have a vague memory of you coming to perform at the Ojai Valley Children’s Montessori school sometime in the early 90s. I believe my parents purchased a cassette tape from you and I remember falling in love with Hello Ladybug. Fast forward to now, I have a 3.5 year old daughter and 1.5 year old son who love that song just as much as I did back then. I have purchased your digital download CD to share with my daughter Montessori class in Gilbert, AZ. Just wanted to let you know what your music is living on.
Innovative and brilliant teaching
Sally is amazing! She is so innovative in her approach to teaching and presented a method of implementing stories as a medium for songs that was brilliant! And we all had a chance to try the method with each other. All around excellence!