Sunday, August 26, 2007

My Favorite Bilingual Musician

As a mom raising bilingual children and an educator teaching Spanish to children, I have a person that I look up to. His name is Jose Luis Orozco. Mr. Orozco is a very successful bilingual educator, author, and musician. He has created wonderful resources for reinforcing the Spanish language for young children. My own children have all of his songs memorized and I incorporate his educational materials in my language classes. In the world of early language instruction, Mr. Orozco is a true champion. He performs and travels all over the country, bringing his gift for singing and teaching to schools, libraries, and communities everywhere.

My family and I had the fabulous opportunity of meeting and visiting with Mr. Orozco recently. Charismatic and sweet are just a few words I would used to describe him, as he serenaded our children with their favorite songs, and we visited with him about his life and work. What a joy for my kids to actually see their favorite music come to life right before their eyes!

It was such a great experience for us to meet him and to see him peform. I highly recommend his music and books for early language instruction. You will not be disappointed! You can learn more about his wondeful CD's at Also check out his site for his performance schedule. I hope you have the chance to meet him and see him perform as well!


Tse Family said...

We added you to our blog list! Perfect way to keep up with our favorite Spanish teachers and friends. Hannah and Nathan will love seeing the pictures of their friends.

Karen said...

That is so neat that you had the opportunity to meet him! We have a lot of his cds... I also use them as teaching tools. :)

Becca said...

Music is such a gift for kiddos. I recently finshed helping with a church preschool music program. I was amazed at how fast and how well the kids learned new songs. Last year, I found a music CD online with Spanish music and games. My son had other favorites in mind. With the help of the church progam my son learned how to have fun signing in a group and be connected and have fun. So agin I toook the Spanish CD out, only this time I learned a few songs and taught them to my son while we were on the playground. He has taken off with singing in Spanish and asking "How do you say (fill in the blank) in Spanish?" My son is 4 and I enjoy sharing this with him.