Debbie Clement has combined her passion for the arts with her delight in the capabilities of children through an array of professional experiences. She has been an Arts & Resource Teacher to young children with developmental disabilities, taught art in elementary and junior high, led singing around campfires, danced in liturgical troupes, and acted a variety of parts on stage, including historical monologues. These numerous experiences have been quilted together to form a unique, interactive, and always evolving presentation. She has used these experiences in her song writing for children and has released six CDs of original music for her young fans, as well as a picture book and an award-winning full length DVD for young children.
Children eagerly volunteer to take center stage with Debbie, and are pleased to use the props, puppets, and costumes to bring today's song-story to life. Debbie's very favorite thing is to zoom into a classroom, with her guitar in one hand and her trunk of surprises in the other and add the "zip" to your "do-dah day."
She has served as the 'music lady' in a number of non-traditional sites from libraries, parks, and festivals to hospitals and a day camp held in prison. Debbie is increasingly asked to present staff development/parent education workshops on the topic of the arts and their connection to early literacy. She has presented keynote presentations here in Ohio and as far away as England on her diverse experiences. "You are invited to be delighted."
See Debbie in action at an elementary school here.
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Limited availability. Contact OAAE for available dates.
The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High Street, 2nd Fl., Columbus, OH 43215-6108 tel: 614.224.1060 email:
All Riffe Center visitors must provide photo ID. Backpacks are not permitted in the building.