Letters and Quotes about Tom Hanford, et al
"Tom- Thanks for your delightful performance at the Old Fashioned
Independence Day at Clermont State Historic Site. It was a thrill to see your
audience packed all around the performance tent to hear you! And wandering
through the crowd was a tremendous success as well. Thank you for bringing such
professional entertainment to our site!"
Kjirsten Gustavson, Curator of Education, Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown, New York (July, 2008)
"Dear Mr. Hanford, Thank you so much for your wonderful performance at our library on July 10th. It was clear that both the children and the adults in the audience enjoyed your Musical Menagerie show.
I want to give you a special thanks for taking that request (Woody Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land') from the little girl at the end of the program. I know it meant a lot to her. Thank you from all of us at Kinderhook Memorial Library!"
Alanna Almstead, Youth Services, Kinderhook Memorial Library, Kinderhook, New York (July, 2008)
"Dear Tom, Thanks again for the great show at Geer! Here's a disc of the photos we took-the smiling faces indicate a great time was had by all!"
Jill Gibbon, Housatonic Youth Service Bureau, Falls Village, CT (April, 2008)
"As a musician, artist, storyteller, and performer extraordinaire, Tom is
skilled in engaging children and families from the moment his program begins. He
involves participants every step of the way and leaves every member of his
audience mesmerized by his masks, props, instruments, and vocals."
Andrew E. Albertson, Curator of Education, The Arkell Museum of Canajoharie, Canajoharie, New York, 2006
"I have worked with Tom for many years in a variety of venues and educational settings. He is a gifted musician, teacher, visual artist and storyteller. He sings beautifully and has wonderful charisma and patience with children"
Leslie Elias. Artistic Director, Grumbling Gryphons Traveling Children's Theater, Cornwall, CT
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