Wednesday, July 8
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Matt Baron worked in sales for years, but realized cold calling in business parks wasn't his calling. Therefore, he decided to pursue teaching to share his love of learning with English and Spanish-speaking students. This led to Future Hits, the heartfelt (yet secretly educational) music project for kids, families and teachers. Since 2011, he's been embedding creativity and culture in the classroom through fuzzy, poppy tunes that are fun and engaging while teaching literacy and promoting social/emotional learning outcomes. Teaming up with Emma Hospelhorn (Ensemble Dal Niente), Ben Sutherland (The Machine is Neither), and drums-and-piano virtuoso Nick Kabat, Baron has, in three short years, brought Future Hits to a place where the band has been likened to a fusion of Yo La Tengo, Jonathan Richman, and The Velvet Underground (if they all joined forces to start a band for all-ages). Wrote Jake Austen in Roctober Magazine of Future Hits' 2012 debut album, Songs for Learning, "Every child I play this for is simply entranced, and my inner kid is sold." Future Hits will enhance your children's lives and learning (and perhaps yours, too!).