Little Fingers Music
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Little Fingers Music

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Band Rock Children's Music


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"charlie - Playhouse Earth (Little Fingers Music)"

This fun-loving Toronto musician has a serious side to his work - his songs and recordings are deliberately structured to introduce key musical concepts to children 4-7 years old. Playhouse Earth is his second CD, a collection of 22 tracks divided into themes: Travellin' Music, Teachin' Tunes, Growin' Up and Restin' Time. Interspersed among songs are interesting little sound bites like recordings from charlie's answering machine, rhymes and rants. The songs themselves are infused with audience participation and come across as natural and spontaneous. You get a sense of what a live workshop or performance with charlie is really like. He lets kids experiment; the goal is to help them develop a connection to the music, to own it. As a result, the range of styles is eclectic - some appealing to the very young, through dinosaurs and bears and some reaching the more sophisticated audience members, through skateboards and cell phones. Find out more about charlie's workshops and his CD at his website: - City Parent

"Get dazed downtown"

Need a break from the February blahs? Downtown Winter Daze II may be just what the doctor ordered...
But new this year is charlie, who has been called the Next Raffi by the Annex Town Crier in Toronto.
"I'm a high energy, in your face, interactive kind of act that kids love," said Charlie Kert. "I get them singing, clapping, and dancing."
His show is also linked to the school musical curriculum.
"I get them so interested in music, the kids don't realize I'm teaching them something. It's just so much fun to them that parents will find it easy to enroll their kids in piano or guitar lessons afterwards."
Charlie comes from a song-writing background and has taught private music lessons for 15 years in Toronto.
His latest CD is caled Playhouse Earth. He will perform at 2:30 PM.
- Northern Life


Little Fingers Music (2001)
Playhouse Earth (2004)
ROCK Garden (2008)
ROCKgarden Party (DVD) (2010)



Little Fingers Music consists of Charlie who sings and writes the songs, Justin who sings and plays djembe and Megan who sings and dances.

Charlie Kert is a performer, educator and entertainer specializing in children’s music. For the last decade, he has toured across Ontario performing at schools, libraries, street parties, festivals and more. His background in arts education combined with an honors degree in theory and composition serve to strengthen his experience entertaining the younger demographic. For many years, he has been supported by the Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils.

As a music composer, Charlie Kert has written and released three albums of children’s music: ROCKgarden (2008), Playhouse Earth (2004), and Little Fingers Music (2001), as well as a Progressive Folk Rock EP Breathe (1997). On these recordings, Charlie jams with some of Ontario’s finest rock and multicultural musicians. Charlie’s musical influences can be found in the upbeat engaging rock of Bruce Springsteen, the singer-songwriter folk style of Bob Dylan, and the poetry and humor of Shel Silverstein.

Little Fingers Music is also Charlie’s Toronto-based music school. He has been teaching piano since graduating with an Honors Degree in Theory and Composition from the University of Western Ontario. The school, now more than 15 years in existence, employs piano, guitar and vocal teachers. Charlie has also designed a group introductory keyboard course that teaches piano basics to young children.

Influences include Shel Silverstein, Bob Dylan, Dr Seuss and Sesame Street.