Children's Music Book Author and Workshop Facilitator

TIPPY AGOGO has given performance workshops throughout North America, Europe, and Australasia for both children and teachers in schools, parks, cultural centres, developing rhythmic, melodic and movement skills including instrument making out of recycled materials. Tippy Agogo specializes in the participatory aspect of music for both children and adults alike, and welcomes both the shy and the extrovert. He has dedicated years to the study and performance of voice and percussion, theatre and folk dance, ethnic and popular music, under renowned and respected teachers. As a children's performer/educator, his credits are numerous.

"... he did a take on Japanese Kubuki... wearing a mask and getting children to hit their instruments to the rhythm of (his) footsteps. "
Weaving Words Conference reported by Stacy O'Brien in the Lethbridge Herald

"Children from our Mental Health Program with behavioural concerns, and our Rehabilitation Program with medicinal and physical issues were treated to an energetic, professional, outstanding performance..."
Bruce Bostrom, Child Life Therapist, Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary Board of Education

"I think his performance meant a lot to some of the younger kids,.. his music was very interesting... most other musicians, just use guitars... he uses all kinds of other stuff he just finds!"
Zach, a 12 yr old w/ cerebral palsy quoted by Theresa Taylor in the Calgary Herald

"Les élèves ont beaucoup aimés l'artiste qui était très énergétique, dynamique, comique et très talentueux. Les commentaires des élèves étaient très positifs."
Paula Gagnon, Ecole des Quatre-Vents, Peace River AB

SELECTED FAMILY EVENTS - 2012-2015, updates coming soon


- Music Residency, Westglen School, Edmonton, Alberta

-YABS (Young Alta Book Soc.)'Wordsworth' Event, Workshop,(*focus is words & sentences for rhythm/melodic development), Bennett Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Feb.2 '08

- Sasquatch Gathering, Family Workshop/Performance/Closing Ceremony,Drayton Valley, Alberta. July 27 '07
- Nakusp Music Fest, Family Stage, Workshops/Performances, Nakusp, BC. July 14-15 '07
- Francophone School Workshops en Francais at School, Peace River, Alberta. May 4 '07
- Caraway School-Ages k-6, Workshop/Performance, Edmonton, Alberta. Apr.18 '07
- Weaving Words Conference VIII-Seminar/Workshops/Book Presentations promoting Literature thru the Fine Arts, Lethbridge Lodge, Lethbridge, Alberta. Mar.21 '07
- Centennial Library Theatre, Family Workshop, Edmonton, Alberta. Feb.26-27 '07

- TLELL FALL FAIR, Tlell(Q.C.City), w/ Tal Bachman Haida Gwaii, BC, Aug '06
- CANADA DAY MUSKASEEPEE PARK, MC, Workshops, & Performances, Grande-Prairie, AB, Jul '06
- NORTH COUNTRY FAIR, MC & Performances, I AM & FAM Stage, Open for TanyaTagaq, Driftpile, AB, Jun '06
- CALGARY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, Workshop & Performance, Calgary, AB, May '06
- CALGARY INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FEST, Workshops for Hundreds, Calgary, AB, May '06

- DELCLAYNA DAYS, Shawndel's Farm, Workshops, Athabaska, AB, Sept '05
- FEST OF IMAGINATION, Performance & Workshop, Morinville, AB, Jul '05
- NORTH COUNTRY FAIR(new location), I AM w/ Hank & Lilly, FAMILY STAGE, MC, Stage Mngr, & Marathon Performer, Driftpile, AB, Jun '05
- ARTSTARTS IN SCHOOLS, WISEHALL w/ Brock Pytel(Doughboys), Workshops, Vancouver, BC, Apr '05
- VICTORIA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, 500 kid Workshop, Edmonton, AB, Apr '05
- LETHBRIDGE SCHOOL TOUR, Mike Mountainhorse Sch/Nicholas Sheran Sch/ Dr.G. Probe Sch-(K-5)Workshops for hundreds!, Lethbridge, AB, Feb '05

- LETHBRIDGE CHILDREN'S FEST, Workshops & Performances, Lethbridge, AB, Sept '04
- DISCOVERY COAST MUSIC FEST, MC, Main Stage & Family Workshops, open for 54-40, Afterjam w/ Jon Card(Linda McRae Band), Bella Coola, BC, Jul '04
- NORTH COUNTRY FAIR, Host Family Stage w/ guest CR Avery & Didgery Vin, Mouth Music Workshop/Performance, Joussard, AB, Jun '04
- THE CULTCH, ARTSTARTS Educational Performance w/ CR Avery & Orchid Ensemble, Vancouver, BC, Jun '04
- SIDETRACK FAMILY DAY, the Sidetrack, Workshop/Performance for kids & parents, Edmonton, AB, May '04

- BOOK (& CD) RELEASE "in the groove" w/ Bill Bourne, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Nov '03
- LA MAREE AUX 1000 VAGUES, Kids Workshops, (en francais), w/ Musee du Bas-St-Laurent at Parc la Pointe, Riviere-du-Loup, PQ, Canada, Aug '03
- JASPER FOLK FEST, Kids Workshops, Jasper, AB, Canada, Aug '03
- interPLAY FEST, Kids Workshops, Fort McMurray, AB, Canada, Jul '03
- VANCOUVER ISLAND MUSIC FEST, Family Workshops & Parade, Courtenay, BC, Canada, Jul '03
- STARBELLY JAM, Family Performances & Parade, Crawford Bay, BC, Canada, Jul '03
- DAWSON CITY MUSIC FEST, Kids Workshops, back-to-back w/ the Robert Minden Trio, Dawson City, YK, Canada, Jul '03
- HARRISON MUSIC FEST, Kids Workshops/Family Day, Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada, Jul '03

- LETHBRIDGE CHILDREN'S FEST, Kids Workshops & Main Stage Performances, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, Sep '02
- NATURAL BRIDGES WORKSHOP, Family Workshop & Performance, Santa Cruz, CA, USA, Aug '02
- WINNIPEG FOLK MUSIC FEST, Family Workshops & Performances plus Parade alongside Rory McLeod, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Jul '02
- GRANDE PRAIRIE CANADA DAY, Muskaseepee Park, Public Workshops & Performance/MC, Grande Prairie, AB, Canada, Jul '02
- NORTH COUNTRY FAIR, Family Workshops & Performances, Joussard, Lesser Slave Lake, AB, Canada, Jun '02

- WICKANNINNISH SCHOOL, Classroom Workshops/Theatre Performance, Tofino, BC, Canada, Jan '01
- UCLUELET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Classroom Workshops, Ucluelet, BC, Canada, Jan '01
- SOLWOOD WORKSHOPS, All Ages Workshops, Chesterman's Beach, Tofino, BC, Canada, Jan '01
- E.S.GISH SCHOOL, Workshops & Performances, St. Albert, AB, Canada, Mar '01
- BRITANNIA COMMUNITY CENTRE, Pool Event, Workshops, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Apr '01
- VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FEST, Workshops combined w/ Person-to-Person Play Workers/Martin Kelley, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May '01
- MISSION KIDS AND CRITTERS FEST, Workshops combined w/ Person-to-Person Play Workers/Martin Kelley, Parade Development, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Jun '01
- GIBSON'S LANDING JAZZ FEST (SUNSHINE JAZZ FEST), Family Workshops, Robert's Creek, BC, Canada, Jun '01
- NORTH COUNTRY FAIR, Family Workshops & Performances, Joussard, Lesser Slave Lake, AB, Canada, June '01
- BRITANNIA'S CANADA DAY, Britannia Community Centre Workshops & Performances, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Jul '01
- FREINET SCHOOL, Kids Workshops, Berchem, Belgium, Sept '01

- CHARLES DICKENS ANNEX, Grade 3 Workshops + CD record, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Oct '00
- GRANDE PRAIRIE CENTRE FOR CREATIVE ARTS, Workshops, Grande Prairie, AB, Canada, Jul '00
- VANCOUVER FOLK FEST KIDS WORKSHOP SERIES, The Roundhouse Art Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Jul '00
- GRANDE PRAIRIE CANADA DAY, Muskaseepee Park, Public Workshops & Performance/MC, Grande Prairie, AB, Canada, Jul '00
- SURREY INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FEST (#1), Public Workshops, Surrey, BC, Canada, Jun '00
- VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FEST, Public Workshops, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June '00
- SCHOOL WORKSHOPS at William McDonald's School, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada, Apr '00
- FROSTBITE FEST, Arts Centre, MC, Host Global Stage, Children?s Workshops, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, Feb '00
- EDMONTON FIRST NITE FEST, MC for New Year's Eve Fest, Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Jan '00

1980s and '90s
- COMOX VALLEY CHILDREN'S FEST, Kids Workshops, Comox, BC, Canada, Aug '99
- QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS, Masset Cultural Committee sponsored workshops for Graham Island & Moresby Island schools w/ Lester Quitzau, QCI, BC,Canada, Mar-Apr '99
- WELLINGTON FRINGE FEST, Kids Workshops, Wellington, NZ, Feb '99
- EDMONTON FIRST NITE FEST, Performances, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Jan '99
- VANCOUVER MUSEUM, The Recycling Musical Challenge for "Hello Again" recycled Art/Design Show, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Nov '98
- PUBLIC DREAMS, "Parade of the Lost Souls", Mobile Stage Performance, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Halloween '98
- SUNSHINE FEST, Promoting Gerberek's Art Cars, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Sep '98
- GRANDE PRAIRIE CANADA DAY FEST, Muskaseepee Park, Public Workshops and Performance, Grande Prairie, AB, Canada, Jul '98
- COMOX VALLEY MUSIC FEST, Kids Workshops, Comox, BC, Canada, Jul '98
- SOUTH COUNTRY FAIR, Kids Workshops, Fort McLeod, AB, Canada, Jul '98
- VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN?S FEST, Kids Workshops, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May '98
- WERELD CULTUREN CENTRUM, Zuiderpershuis, "Workshop Voor Kinderen", Antwerp, Belgium, Dec '97
- PIANO FABRIEK CULTURAL CENTRUM, Kids Workshops, Brussels, Belgium, Dec '97
- VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FEST, Kids Workshop, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Jul '97
- KOOTENAY MUSIC FEST, Family Workshop, Magic Mountain Ski Hill, BC, Canada, Jul '97
- VANCOUVER FRINGE FEST, Kids Workshops, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Sep '95
- WINDSOR BUSKER'S FEST, Family Performances, Windsor, ONT, Canada, Aug '95
- HALIFAX BUSKER'S FEST, Family Performances, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Aug '95
- MONTREAL JUST FOR LAUGHS, Family Performances, Montreal, QUE, Canada, Jul '95
- EDINBURGH FRINGE FEST, Family Performances, Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug '94
- ORANJEBOOM STRAAT FEST, Family Performances & MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Aug '95
- BREEVENEMENT FEST, Kids Workshops, Bornem, Belgium, Aug '94
- INTERNATIONAL LACH FEST, Family Performance, Houtalen, Belgium, Jul '94
- AVIGNON THEATER FEST, Family Performances, Avignon, France, Aug '93
- GHENT FEST, Kids Workshops, St. Jacob's Square, Belgium, Jul '93
- DEN HELDER TALL SHIP'S FEST, Kids Workshops, Den Helder, Netherlands, June, '93
- OEROL FEST, Family Performances & MC, Terschilling Island, Netherlands, June '93
- BRTN (Belgium TV), School Kids Workshops & live TV doc., Antwerpen, Belgium, Spring '93
- EUROPEAN YOUTH CLUB EVENT, Teen Shows, Hasselt, Belgium, Apr '93
- VICTORIA FRINGE FEST, Public Workshop, Victoria, BC, Canada, Sep '92
- THE EDMONTON FRINGE FEST, Public Workshops, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Jul, '92
- EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN?S FEST, Family Performances, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Jul '91
- OTTAWA FRINGE (Ambassador to start up the Ottawa Fringe, w/ Maureen McTeer), Performance, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Nov '90
CAMP WINNARAINBOW (Circus School), Kids Workshops, Laytonville, CA, Jun '90
- SCOUTS, CUBS, BEAVERS AND PARENTS WORKSHOPS, Making recycled instruments, Bowen Island, BC, Canada, Feb '90
- MIRAMAR ARTS CENTER, Kids Workshops, N. Vancouver, BC, Canada, Jul '89
- THE MOBILE TEAM, Workshops for kids & parks instructors, Vancouver Parks and Recreation, BCSC, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Summer '89
- YMCA, Workshops with Special Needs Kids, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, Sept '87

In the Groove - interactive Music making for kids

"Tippy's workshops were well organized and students were active participants in the process of creating music. The atmosphere was positive and fun and encouraged imagination and creative expression.

Staff, parents and students of all ages enjoyed and benefitted from Tippy's workshops. I would recommend his residency to other schools with an interest in enhancing student's musical programming."

Jody Lundell. Principal, Westglen School, Edmonton, AB