Alice Garrick is a Melbourne based singer/songwriter and performer. In April 2011, Alice released an album of her original children’s music called 'Songs of Connection' which grew out of interest and demand from the music sessions Alice runs for children. Alice has since followed up from the success of her first album with, 'Play is Serious Business', released in December, 2012.
Using acoustic guitar and ukulele, Alice’s songs are appealing to pre-school and primary school children. Sweet, funny, quirky songs populated by garden fairies, dinosaur hunters and over enthusiastic chickens. Alice weaves simple acoustic guitar and beautiful melodies that kids love to sing along and jump about to and parents actually don’t mind having on repeat in the car.
Alice has been performing and making music with children, in one context or another, for more than 15 years- including performing as part of a clown troupe at festivals, puppeteering with Camp Quality in hospitals and schools, performing with a musical theatre company in schools, running music sessions in kinders and running holiday programs for kids. Alice has also spent time teaching English through games and song at a refugee centre in India. Alice has young children of her own who are a continual source of inspiration and great training in quick thinking.
Alice is an undergraduate psychology student. As well as her current studies, Alice has completed short courses in the work of developmental psychologist, Dr Gordon Neufeld, who is well known for his work in educating caregivers and early childhood professionals on the importance of cultivating and preserving securely attached relationships between children and their caregivers.
Alice has training and experience running music sessions for children within different educational paradigms, including the Reggio Emilia approach and the Montessori approach.