WILL AND SEEKA | WILL ET SEEKA

About Will and Seeka

Will et Seeka — of Will’s Jams and Seeka Sings — are nationally recognized musicians and educators who both have a passion for music, languages, and childhood education. Their shared understanding of the power of music in teaching languages brought these two songwriters and parents together during the pandemic to create fun, unique, and relevant musical resources to support French and English language learning. Born into families of educators and musicians, music has been instrumental in helping both artists become fluent in French as their second language.

They are excited to share their upbeat and educational bilingual music for kids with families and educators around the world, with their debut album, "Will et Seeka: Amis avec tout le monde,”  which will be released on streaming platforms on October 21, 2022.

 

Educators can gain access to a wealth of fun French teaching resources including lyric videos, lesson ideas, and printable worksheets available on Arts IQ this fall. Their English album,  “Will and Seeka: Friends with Everyone,” will be released in early 2023.

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About Will's Jams

Will Stroet (Vancouver), of Will’s Jams , is a JUNO-nominated musician, a nationally recognized educator, former CBC Kids TV star, and the father of two awesome girls. His high-energy rock-pop music in English and French is full of witty wordplay and sing-along choruses, inspiring kids to be active, creative, caring and community-minded. Prior to launching a full-time career in music in 2009, Will worked as a beloved French immersion music teacher in Vancouver, Canada. Over the past 15-plus years, he’s performed more than 2,000 shows for young audiences across Canada and China at festivals, theaters and schools. He has released 11 albums in French and English, which have garnered national acclaim including a 2017 JUNO nomination, 8 nominations by the Western Canadian Music Awards, and 3 from the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Will holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia (UBC). In 2015, he was named one of UBC’s Faculty of Education’s Top 100 Alumni. Learn more about Will's Jams at www.willsjams.com or visit his page on Pebble Star Artists.

About Seeka Sings

Jessica “Seeka” Holtby (Edmonton) of Seeka Sings is a 2021 Western Canadian Music Awards nominee, a French instructor at the University of Alberta (U of A), and a mother to one sweet toddler (with another baby on the way). She holds a Master of Arts from the University of Alberta, and has a strong interest in early literacy and in French as a Second Language. Through songs, videos, music classes, and sing-alongs in English and French, Seeka covers a wide range of early learning targets, including language development, motor skills, social-emotional learning, diversity, and anti-racism. Seeka hosts virtual and in-person interactive sing-alongs at festivals, schools, daycares, and private events. Her debut children’s EP, “Seriously Singable Children’s Songs,” earned her a nomination for 2021 Children’s Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. Learn more about Seeka at www.seekasings.com.

Show descriptions

Will et Seeka: Amis avec tout le monde (French/bilingual)

 

“Will et Seeka: Amis avec tout le monde” is the ultimate interactive concert for kids learning French as a second language. Whether they’re in French immersion, core French or just have a love for the language, this concert is guaranteed to engage and entertain. And, they’ll be learning French without even realizing it! 

 

Will and Seeka are accompanied by a talented, bilingual band in this energetic and educational show, which features songs about colours, days of the week, weather, food, animals, daily routines, family and friends, the alphabet and movement.

 

Through sing-along choruses, actions and movement, kids will leave the show with these joyous songs in their hearts and a skip in their step. 

Format: This concert is available in French or as a bilingual show.

Band: 4-piece (guitar/vocal, keyboard/vocals, drums, bass)

Show length: 45 minutes

Ages: 4-12

Will and Seeka: Friends with Everyone (English)

 

Will and Seeka: Friends with Everyone is the ultimate interactive concert for young kids, and for those learning English as a Second Language. Through sing-along choruses, actions and movement, this concert is guaranteed to engage and entertain. 

 

Will and Seeka are accompanied by a talented, bilingual band in this energetic and educational show, which features songs about colours, days of the week, weather, food, animals, family and friends, the alphabet and movement.

 

Kids will leave the show with these joyous songs in their hearts and a skip in their step.

Format: This concert is available in English

Band: 4-piece (guitar/vocal, keyboard/vocals, drums, bass)

Show length: 45 minutes

Ages: 3-9

 
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