School Programs

Making History Come alive through Music and Song


Kim & Jimbo Cary have been performing and teaching traditional acoustic music for over 20 years at schools, libraries, museums, festivals, concerts, and more!

They offer assembly programs, mini-residencies, enrichment workshops, music for International Day, Field Days, Fall Festivals, and PTA shows.


Best program in over 20 years of teaching.

“Fantastic, fun, and educational.”


200 percussion instruments for students to play along during 2nd half of performance



Tie-ins with VA SOL’s.


Music From Many Cultures

Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, Central America, and more



Grants and discounts:  Early booking discounts, afternoon discounts and more.   — VCA grants available within application deadline.


Lots of fun!

For both students and teachers.


“All of the students I talked to afterward had a great time – you made lasting memories.”
            – Principal, Rockfish Elem.


Performing together professionally for over 20 years, the Carys have reached more than 200,000 children and adults at schools, libraries, museums, festivals, and cultural centers throughout the state.

In addition to years of coordinating the music for the Nelson County Summer Festival and coordinating music for the Mountain Music Festival at Wintergreen  resort, the Carys teach at music camps including Camp Holiday Lake in Appomattox and Kaleidoscope vocal camp in Blackstone, Virginia.

Kim and Jimbo continue to study with master musicians and griots from Mali and Guinea in West Africa, along with Appalachian old-time fiddlers. They have studied with celtic and east european musicians , including Irish masters Mick Moloney and Seamus Eagan.

The Carys  are dedicated to sharing their love of music with audiences throughout Virginia.


“The smiles on their faces and the rhythms in their hands convinced me that the two of you are pros at engaging young people in music.”                      – Music specialist, Oak Grove E.S