Reviews

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Libraries

“An adaptable, spontaneous, and age-appropriate show!  Even the shyest children opened up to dance, and sing and give bear hugs!”
Sarah Northsheild, Children’s Librarian, Tuckahoe Library

“The most successful, entertaining family concert of the year!”
Beverly Provost, Children’s Librarian, Bethlehem Library, Delmar, NY

“Just the kind of artist we love…talented, caring, and sensitive to the needs of parents and children, alike!”
Sara Berman, Children’s Librarian, E. Williston Library

“Never have I seen children so actively participate!”
Lori Blend, Children’s Librarian, North Shore Library

Museums

“Your concert was a joyous occasion for children and adults, alike! Your puppets are so loveable, and your music is enchanting. As always, you were terrific at pacing things to keep the audience fully engaged for the entire performance. Many thanks for a wonderful program!”
Jerene Weitman, Coordinator of Public Programs, Heckshur Museum of Huntington, NY

  • The Brooklyn Children’s Museum (NY)
  • The Museum of Natural History (NYC)
  • The Whitney Museum (NYC)
  • The Roslyn Museum of Fine Arts (LI, NY)
  • The Hudson River Museum (NY)
  • Stepping Stones Children’s Museum (Norwalk, CT)
  • The Children’s Museum of the East End (Bridgehampton, LI, NY)

Schools

“A superior program which allows the children to actively participate, and is enjoyable for the teachers as well. Outstandingly rating in all categories!”
BOCES K Teacher Evaluation, Northedge School, Plainedge School District

“You have a talent for making children laugh, participate and learn. Children loved that they got to be part of the show, and were singing your songs in the hallways for days afterwards. You deftly combine fun and learning, for Pre-K students and teachers, alike!”
Mary Schyler, Pre-K Cultural Arts Representative

“It’s been my pleasure and privilege to bring Anna. E. Kravis cultural arts programs to the children in my care, over the past 5 years. Her comprehensive, entertaining and extremely valuable assembly programs for our K-2 children are interactive, kinesthetic and memorable…eliciting raves from students and teachers!”
Karen Aimes, Principal, Uncua School

“Thank you for the wonderfully creative programs you provided for 2nd grade students at my school, during the many years we worked together. You not only met the NYS standards for the Arts, but fulfilled my unique requirements for both literacy and creative expression for my students. Children enjoyed the program, and teachers repeatedly praised the integration of literacy and the arts.”
Carol Villano, Grade 2 Reading Specialist Teacher, Washington Drive Elementary School

“Rarely have I heard such glowing praise from children and teachers, alike, for your perfectly age-appropriate, outstanding Pre-K performances!”
Kay Gregory, Principal, Ascension Lutheran Pre-K

 English-Spanish In Schools

“This most impressive program actively engaged our students, staff and visiting families. Anna is bilingual and sings beautifully. Her presentation incorporates a variety of learning styles, i.e. auditory, kinesthetic and visual, etc. The age appeal is Pre K through 2nd grade. I highly recommend Anna E. Kravis for all Early Childhood programs!”
Ms. Eldorado Burke-McNair, Assistant Principal, Hempstead UPK

 English-Spanish Community Outreach

“Anna E. Kravis’ bilingual show was the highlight of Children’s Fiesta Day! Her perfectly balanced, culturally inclusive program enchanted children of all ages, and their families, building a joyful bridge to the diverse Latino cultures in our community. We look forward to Anna’s return next year for Children’s Fiesta Day!”
Ruth Appelhof, Executive Director of Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

 English-Spanish Special Needs

“Anna E. Kravis’ dedication and passion for entertaining children shines through! Her interactive performance incorporated music, puppets, and lessons about other cultures. Anna performed songs in Spanish, which was very appropriate for Giggles Children’s Theater, and our largely Hispanic community. Her program was accessible to children of all abilities, encouraging special needs children to participate in whatever way they could. I am honored to recommend Anna E. Kravis!
Emily Goodman, Giggles Children’s Theater at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Paterson, NJ.

Community Outreach

“Your show really was phenomenal in getting the kids involved, and I could see how much they enjoyed themselves, and how much you enjoy what you do! Your professionalism, your spirit and your personality really stand out!”
Lori Dhuyvetter, Development Coordinator, Mental Health Clinic of Passaic

International Reviews

“Anna E. Kravis has a voice of extraordinary range and versatility, she is… quite superb.”
Review from The Scotsman (Edinburgh’s leading newspaper), for Sweet Rose Revue at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (Anna and Janice Buckner perform together as the musical duo, Sweet Rose Revue)

 Children’s CDs

“This wonderful collection of charming, delightful original songs, promoting friendship and brotherhood, should be on the shelves of all libraries!”
Elementary School Library Collection

“Composer, arranger and performer, Anna E. Kravis, offers activity songs that are also learning tools, emphasizing color, letters and opposites. Her voice is very pleasing, and the music is beautifully arranged…effective as a concept learning tool, and enjoyable as a sing-along.”
Booklist American Library Association

“Catchy, appealing original songs, with age appropriate lyrics!”
School Library Journal

“Tot’s Tunes & Happy To Be Me” is a family favorite! My children request it every day, and love to sing along! I love that the songs offer positive values, and 2 of the songs actually have my children singing in Spanish!”
Janine, mother of Megan (4 years old) and Timothy (3 years old)

Adult CDs

“This compilation of eleven original songs by Anna E. Kravis focuses on personal growth from the healing perspective of love, with themes both personal and universal. A very highly recommended, mind calming, heart warming and soul soothing, exceptional CD.”
Midwest Book Review

“Journey of the Heart is an amazing CD. I was quite overwhelmed with the haunting beauty of the songs, especially Inheritance and Eric’s Song. How many times I have heard “Over the Rainbow”. Anna’s version has its own stamp on it, and is wonderful.”
Connie Smith, Librarian, Massapequa Library

“Your songs, like your life, are inspiring.”
Pat Rodegast, author of Emmanuel’s books

“These wonderful songs bring messages of love and healing. From the song of reconciliation with her father (Inheritance), to songs with hope for a peaceful world, love heals and conquers all.”
Alice Hopper Epstein, author of Mind, Fantasy and Healing

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