About John Henry

  • June 20th, 2012
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John Henry England

John Henry England was born in Bethesda, MD.

He has been performing since the age of 14.

His previous bands include, At Wits End, Crown Victoria, Cheerleaders, Volare, and The Liberation.

John Henry currently performs music and movement programs for children of all ages!

He lives with his wife, Cecie, and their children, Harrison and Mary Madison, Chevy Chase, Maryland.


Music With John Henry!

John Henry Performances allow each student to explore the world of music and instruments as they travel through song and dance, discovering musical traditions.

John Henry is renowned for his ability to connect with his audiences. He brings 20 years of early childhood education and performance experience!

John Henry’s interactive program engages children of all ages as they dance, sing and imagine.

A John Henry Concert supplements curriculums of physical fitness, music, geography, science and language arts.

“Music allows children to process information in a new way. They hear sounds, they feel rhythm and they are able to actively participate in the learning process. Music can also be a wonderful introduction to other cultures. With songs and instruments children are able to appreciate different cultures and become familiar with new ideas from a musical perspective.” –John Henry England

Students enjoy singing and dancing, working on rhythm and instrumentation, and bringing joy to the world through music.

We have continued to study many cultures through music and have also thought about what part music plays in our lives.

“Music education brings higher thinking to our children. It allows them to think about complex patterns (where does my part fit into the whole? How can I make my part sound better? What are some tiny adjustments I can make to adjust tone or intonation? How does this music and these different parts fit together?). It almost leads to a philosophical environment. Students have to be absolutely aware of every other part at all times. In that way, it fosters cooperation. No musician is independent of the whole, and yet each musician is a part of that whole, with a unique part and sound.” – Catherine Hillard