Languages: English, French
As a bilingual songwriter, performer, educator and TV personality, Will Stroet shares his passion for music, languages and education with children across Canada and internationally. Since transitioning from teaching French immersion music in 2009, to a career as a full-time musician, Will has toured more than 1,600 shows to enthusiastic children at schools, theatres and festivals in Canada and China. Nominations include a 2017 JUNO, six from the Western Canadian Music Awards and two from the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Will also stars in the TV series, "Will's Jams," airing on CBC Kids daily.
Will has great energy! You can tell he loves what he's doing. The kids pick up on that and are keen to join in singing and doing actions. He is the best performer I have ever in an elementary school because the kids were so engaged. Meredith Fenton, vice-principal, West Vancouver
Will put on an amazing show. The kids were moving, singing and fully engaged the whole time! His mix of both French and English lyrics worked perfectly for our French immersion school and it was done seamlessly! Will is a true performer and I would happily welcome him to perform at any school. Heather Cairns, Toronto principal
Will's songs are really fun and have huge appeal for both children and adults. He has an excellent presence in front of an audience. Our students knew a number of the songs before the concert and were thrilled to join in the singing or dancing. What a positive experience for all! We had a wonderful time! Susan Mirhady, kindergarten teacher, Vancouver
Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 500 students
Tech Requirements: Artist provides own sound equipment and sets it up prior to the show.
Fee Range: $885 - $1,085 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Just Imagine is a multilingual show in English and French (with some Mandarin) featuring Will's most popular educational songs for students from his six nationally-acclaimed albums. Over the past decade touring schools, Will 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 B.C.'s new integrated curriculum. Students and teachers will be inspired to join along in the actions, singing and dancing during this interactive musical show.