Al deCant is a proud member of the following...

The Children's Music Network

TLG with Al deCant


What Happens when you give the principal a guitar?

Al deCant’s School Concerts are high quality children’s entertainment at its best. Al is a critically acclaimed concert performer and educator from Connecticut, who has entertained and educated thousands of young people through his programs of music and storytelling.  Al’s music and social emotional education themes are being used in schools and classrooms throughout Connecticut. Parents, teachers and children immediately respond to the catchy tunes and lyrical wit of this veteran singer/songwriter/educator. Al’s original comic and soulful songs are enjoyed as much byadults as they are by children.

Al’s musical styles have been compared to everyone from Rfii to Randy Newman, but he clearly expresses his own unique style of children’s music. With high-energy tunes spanning genres from traditional folk, rock and roll, to Afro-Reggae rhythms. Al knows how to engage his audience in singing along, dancing, and having one heck of a good time. His interactive songs; "Crazy Dance", "We Are Monsters" “Wake it Up, Shake it up,” “I Don’t Wanna go to Bed,” “This Little World,” “Welcome,” and “My Best Friend” personify the enduring themes Al writes about. Al says, “There is nothing more exciting when families and friends are singing, dancing and making music together.”

Al deCant has been an educator and musician for over 25 years and has served as an elementary school teacher, principal, and director of curriculum and instruction. He holds a BS in Elementary Education, and MAs in Elementary Education, and Educational Leadership. He actively performs throughout New England for schools, libraries, hospitals, local fairs, fundraisers as well as private and corporate functions.

Al is a yearly presenter for the Connecticut Association for the Gifted  – “Minds In Motion” and has given keynote addresses and presented interactive literacy workshops for...

The Early Childhood Development Council

The Literacy for All National Conference in Providence, RI

Reach Out & Read Connecticut

Read Across the Connecticut Valley

Family Place in Madison, Connecticut

T.E.A.M. Early Education Head Start Program

Connecticut Valley Directors Making Connections with Young Learner

The Early Learning Center at the Hospital for Special Needs in New Britain, CT

The Childhood Conversations and Together We Will Conference.