Ms. Janis Music

Ms. Janis Music performers are professional singers and guitar players that perform in NYC and around the country. They are hand picked and trained by Ms. Janis to lead birthday parties. Each performer is fun, caring and great with kids.  All of our packages include music, singing, dancing, parachute play, scarf play and use of other engaging props. We have many options to fit almost every budget. With our solo packages, only one entertainer comes to perform. If it's a singer, they bring backing tracks. If it's a guitar player they bring their guitar. With our duo packages, you get two entertainers, a singer and a guitar player to perform for your little guests.

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Chi E.
Apr 22, 2016
Ms. Janis Music

Janis is a fun and energetic entertainer, incorporating music, a personalized song (with names of guests) and colorful props/toys into her entertainment session. My son (who was turning 4) had his party in a venue filled with toys and distractions and she did a great job of bringing kids in, and reading the vibe of the group and individual kids. She has a great voice and kids interact well with her. I added her gift bag items to bags that I made myself to but they could also work on their own. My son and his guests had a blast! Thanks!
Sara P.
Apr 7, 2015
Ms. Janis Music

We had an incredible experience with ms. Janis's performance at my son's 1st birthday party. My baby had no previous experience with music classes or live performances. Ms Janis was great at engaging him with the music. She has an incredible voice and his guitarist is great as well. The kids loved her and grown ups enjoyed the performance. I was so pleased about her that I asked about her music classes for my baby boy. Thanks Ms. Janis for making our party so wonderful.
Julie
Mar 17, 2015
Ms. Janis Music

We are very pleased with what Ms. Janis Music brought to our sons' birthday party. I did some research beforehand and found her music and performance style fit best with what I imagine to have for a group of mostly toddlers. They surely delivered!! I even got a free upgrade to the duo package because they were performing in the neighborhood before our party. Ms. Janis is very natural interacting with kids. Even when some kids did not go by "rules" she handled perfectly. Ms. Janis' energy level was amazing! The show was very entertaining , with a lot of fun props that they brought along to get kids involved. My three-year-old son was dancing and moving the whole hour with all sorts of cool moves and we were all amazed given that he never went to any kind of classes. Kids and adults all had great fun. Ms. Janis even brought gifts! Later I was told by many guests that I made an excellent choice by having Ms. Janis Music! Thank you, Ms. Janis!
Mary
Mar 16, 2015
Ms. Janis Music

Ms. Janis was awesome! We hired her for my daughter's 1st birthday and all the kids had such a great time jamming to her music. The parents were impressed with her great energy level and natural ease with the kids, even they the parents) were getting into the music. She arrived early with a guitarist to set up. I asked if they could sing the happy birthday song since I didn't have anything prepared and she was more than happy to do it. She brought bells, scarves, parachutes, bubbles and more. I love how she was so interactive with all the kids. My daughter was having such a great time, she was all smiles with Ms. Janis's Music. At the end she gave the birthday girl a copy of her children songs CD and party favors for all the kids. Everyone had a lot of fun. I highly recommend booking her for your child's birthday party.
Kristin
Mar 10, 2015
Ms. Janis Music

I can not rave enough about Ms. Janis Music. When I was searching for a performer for my daughters first bday party I had some reservations about whether any performer would be age appropriate for a group of one yr olds, Ms. Janis exceeded every hope and expectation I had. She made the entire process stress free and even showed up early to set up. Not only is she an extremely talented singer, but she has such a natural way with children that even the shyest of my little guests was laughing and interacting before we were even a full song in. All of the kids loved her props (the parachute was genius), musical instruments, and stuffed animals. While she had all of the children singing and playing along, she still managed to make my daughter feel special by having the other children focus on her. If you're undecided about getting the package with the guitarist, I would highly suggest it. He was just as wonderful as she is and sang along and interacted with the kids as well. My little one planted herself right in front of him and swayed along to his guitar playing- and he was so great about it! I happened to mention to Ms. Janis ahead of time that I have a bit of a soul baby who loves Earth Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder and she actually brought a few tracks along as a special treat. The adults at the party loved watching the kids sing and play and even got into it themselves. The icing on the cake was that she gave the birthday girl a gift which was a cd of some of her children's songs. We've been listening to it at lunchtime and my daughter smiles and lights up as soon as the music comes on. Ms. Janis made the day for us. She is a part of my daughters first birthday that I will never forget. Several people called me and raved about what a great idea it was to hire her, I couldn't agree more. Later that night my daughter kept waking up singing and dancing with her eyes closed and I suspect it is because she was reliving her wonderful day with Ms. Janis. Thank you thank you thank you for such a special and unforgettable experience!
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Reviews for Ms. Janis Music

Jehane S.
Aug 18, 2015
Ms. Janis Music (Provider)

Janis was supposed to come to my daughter's fifth birthday but my daughter was sick so we had to reschedule to the following week. She was so accommodating and understanding. Janis was not available the following week but her colleague Jack came and entertained the kids. He was absolutely wonderful - very professional, fun, great voice, interactive performance and really made my little girl feel special on her birthday. I strongly recommend Janis and her team for your event.
Aisha
Jun 15, 2015
Ms. Janis Music (Provider)

Ms. Janis Music 4 Me is absolutely awesome!! I hired her for my granddaughter 1st birthday party and my grand daughter and the guest had a great time. Ms. Janis and Barry made everyone feel so comfortable so all the kids participate in the activities. I can't wait till Bella turns 2!! Ms. Janis is definitely a regular for her parties!!
Amy B.
May 19, 2015
Ms. Janis Music (Provider)

I hired Ms. Janis Music for my son's 1st birthday party this past weekend, 5/17/15. I had high expectations and have to say she (and her guitar player) exceeded them. We had 45 minutes of age appropriate musical fun: from the parachute to scarves to finger puppets to mini musical instruments... the kids LOVED every minute. She customized the party with some of my son's favorite songs too, which was appreciated. The music wasn't too loud or overwhelming, it was perfect. Ms. Janis is charismatic and the kids loved her. I wouldn't hesitate to book her again.
Valerie Brutus
May 2, 2015
Ms. Janis Music (Provider)

Ms Janis entertained my daughter's 4th birthday party and she was amazing. Its always a problem for me to find entertainment to accomodate everyone since the kids are all of different ages. but with ms Janis all the children had fun from 20 months to 8 years old. they had a blast and I can' thank her enough
Sarah M
Apr 21, 2015
Ms. Janis Music (Provider)

Janis and her guitar player, Barry, performed at my daughter's second birthday party. They were FABULOUS. She brought a parachute, bubbles, scarves, and instruments, sang songs, played with the kids, and gave them each a goodie bag when she left. The kids couldn't have been happier, and the parents were happy to have some time to themselves to get food, a drink, etc. I got so many comments from other parents about how enjoyable and fun she was--they loved seeing their kids have such a blast.
Julie Z.
Mar 17, 2015
Ms. Janis Music (Provider)

We are very pleased with what Ms. Janis Music brought to our sons' birthday party. I did some research beforehand and found her music and performance style fit best with what I imagine to have for a group of mostly toddlers. They surely delivered!! I even got a free upgrade to the duo package because they were performing in the neighborhood before our party. Ms. Janis is very natural interacting with kids. Even when some kids did not go by "rules" she handled perfectly. Ms. Janis' energy level was amazing! The show was very entertaining , with a lot of fun props that they brought along to get kids involved. My three-year-old son was dancing and moving the whole hour with all sorts of cool moves and we were all amazed given that he never went to any kind of classes. Kids and adults all had great fun. Ms. Janis even brought gifts! Later I was told by many guests that I made an excellent choice by having Ms. Janis Music! Thank you, Ms. Janis!
Maya H.
Dec 21, 2014
Ms. Janis Music (Provider)

Janis performed in Dec 2014 at my daughter's 1 year birthday party-- she was amazing! Wonderful voice, presence, props, etc. She made an effort to include all of the kids interactively in the performance, while also making my birthday girl feel extra special. All of the kids had a blast, and I strongly recommend Janis for your special event!
Becca S.
Sep 10, 2014
*FREE TRIAL* Ms. Janis Music and Movement Parent/Toddler Program

What a wonderful class: singing, dancing, rolling, reading, playing... and even more. Well planned and executed. Thank you for a fantastic time!

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Ms. Janis Music

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Children's singer/songwriter, entertainer and educator. I provide enrichment classes in schools and playgroups.  I also specialize in birthday party entertainment and good times!  

Biography
Janis is based in NYC but was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. Growing up, she was inspired by Tina Turner’s voice and heartfelt songs which fueled her desire to sing, dance and act at a young age. She attended Greenville’s only public performing arts high school, Greenville’s Fine Arts Center which spring boarded her singing and dancing passion. The stage embraced her as the Leading Player in the musical Pippin. Ms. Janis received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Howard University in Washington, DC. Her concentration was in acting, however, she continued to study dance and take voice lessons to hone her craft. After graduating Ms. Janis was cast in her first regional theater show, Blues for an Alabama Sky, directed by Al Freeman Jr. at the Vineyard Playhouse in Martha’s Vineyard. This led her to earn a Master of Fine Arts graduate degree at Rutgers University in 2001.

Ms. Janis began her work with children in NY with the Periwinkle National Theater Group. Through this group she visited NYC public schools that were considered high risk and through performance helped the students deal with bullying and violence. She then met the award-winning Choreographer and Founder of Leapsmart, Monica Levy. Leapsmart is an innovative creative movement program for preschool children. Ms. Janis worked with Monica teaching thousands of Westchester children for five years.

In 2008, Ms. Janis became a Leapsmart business owner serving NYC as well as Brooklyn. Ms. Janis created Ms. Janis Music 4 Me in 2009 and has since won numerous awards for her original music and coloring book.

Pricing & Options

30 minute Mini me Party Package
$250.00
incl. 30 guests
45 minute Rockstar Party Package
$325.00
incl. 30 guests
60 minute Princess/Prince Party
$450.00
incl. 30 guests
A 10% discount for parents.
Extra Kids $5.00 per guest
Maximum # of Kids 50 guests
Party Favors included

Party Basics

Ages 5 and under
Duration 30  to 60 min
Party Types
Music and Performer (Your Venue of Choice)
Available Themes
We can accommodate the theme of most parties with song choices and movement activities.
Exclusive Facility Use N/A
Outside Entertainment Permitted YES
Alcoholic Beverages Permitted YES
Most parties book 30 days in advance

Location

Your Venue of Choice

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