WISCONSIN FOLKSINGER, STORYTELLER & EDUCATOR
Library Program Testimonials
"Skip has performed at the Neenah Public Library, Neenah, WI many times over many years. The variety of shows performed here have demonstrated his ability to connect with audiences of all ages. Skip's warm, friendly style engages people in a sincere and lovely way. People have a great time with old tunes, funny tunes, stories and more. Skip is a very fine musician, masterful storyteller and an exceptional performer. I highly recommend him for children's programs, intergenerational audiences, holiday fare, peace and justice issues. We are fortunate indeed to have Skip in our state."
Neenah Public Library
“Skip has a way of captivating the interest of every individual – child to adult. He touched the lives of every individual, regardless of age or abilities.“
Principal Prairie School
Elderly Program Testimonials
“Skip has a deep concern for older adults. He includes the seniors in his programs with songs, stories and humor they enjoy. His musical ability touches everyone. During one of his performances, a client who had not participated in a single activity in 4 months got up and danced and smiled. We include Skip in our programming at least once a month. We can’t recommend him highly enough. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you’d like to know more about Skip’s performances.”
Elder Care Day Center
"His performance is excellent, sensitive and caring. His work includes songs for reminiscence and reflection mixed with down home, meaningful stories. He is always well received by the patients. Comments emphasize his gentle and loving nature. Regressed patients, at times, remember his songs the next day."
St. Vincent Hospital
Green Bay, WI
“Skip’s music is therapeutic. He stimulates the cognitive, emotional, physical and verbal area’s of his audience. Skip stirs memories. His songs promote reminiscing and feelings in his audiences to draw them out. Skip promotes laughter and relaxation during his performances and encourages people to sing along. He is warm and sincere and our residents love him. He touches us all and I highly recommend him for any audience.”
Pam Buchda, TRSD
Tomah Care Center
"Thank you for a very successful inter-generational program during National Nursing Home Week. The children loved it and the residents are still talking about it. You are definitely a professional in the profession.”
Mary Ann Russell, AD
"The patients thoroughly enjoyed the unique commentary and musical talents. Entertainment of this nature is rare to the Iron Mountain VA Medical Center."
Iron Mountain VA Medical Center
Iron Mountain, MI
"Skip has a very personal approach to his audience which is appreciated by the elderly. His program also gave our staff a positive lift and change of pace from their everyday routine."
"Skip overlooks any physical or mental handicapping conditions. Instead he concentrates on their talents, enthusiasm, and openness, praising their attempt to join in and encouraging active participation."
Sheltered Activity Center