Just mentioning the name Laurie Berkner will result in smiles among preschoolers everywhere. This successful singer/songwriter and instrumentalist has become one of the most popular children's artists of today, and she has turned her love of children's music into an empire.
The History of Laurie Berkner Tickets
Laurie Berkner has always had a love of music; she just didn't expect it to turn it into a career through writing and performing children's songs! She participated in choir, musical theater and orchestra throughout her high school and college years, and after college, she spent much of her summers working as a music counselor at summer camps. It is her time at the summer camps that she credits for her increasing interest in children's music.
Drawing from her time at the summer camps, Laurie eventually became a children's music specialist at several New York area preschool and daycare centers. She took this experience, and in 1997, she released her first children's music album, Whaddaya Think of That?
With the success of her debut album, she then released Buzz Buzz the following year, and even started her own record label, Two Tomatoes Records. Late 1999 saw the release of Victor Vito, her third album, and her popularity continued to grow.
She has received many accolades for her songs from such publications as People and U.S. News & World Report and has gained a considerable amount of commercial success as well. She has also produced a number of books and videos.
Laurie Berkner Tickets: What to Expect
Known for her happy, lighthearted and child-friendly guitar sing-a-long songs, Berkner sings and produces fun songs for preschoolers with her band, the Laurie Berkner Band, which includes Susie Lampert, Adam Bernstein and Bobby Golden.
Laurie Berkner Tickets: Who Should Attend?
Known as a "Kindie Rock" artist, Laurie Berkner produces and performs music in, what she refers to as, "the human tempo," which is about 100 to 120 beats per minute (the ideal tempo to walk or march to). Her lyrics have often been described as "self-effacing and occasionally confessional."
From silly and sing-song to songs about sharing, loving, caring and family, Laurie Berkner has succeeded in capturing the massive preschooler-and-their-parents market, and she has therefore become a very successful live performer who draws crowds to hear her happy-go-lucky sing-a-long songs.