Randy Sauer has been a children’s singer/songwriter for 13 years. Randy is also a public school music teacher in Wakeeney Kansas. His teaching skills have earned him the Outstanding Elementary Music Teacher of Northwest Kansas Music Educators Association twice. Randy’s degrees are in Music Education (Fort Hays State University) with a Masters in Composition and Recording (Fort Hays State University).
Randy’s original songs have earned him over 50 songwriting awards. Two CD’s were award Best Children’s CD from Creative Child Magazine. Numerous awards have taken Randy to Hollywood and New York to attend Award Ceremonies. Randy performs under the name “Jammin’ Randy” and performs for schools, festivals, libraries, nursing homes, house concerts, and concert venues.
Randy has performed in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin. During the summer months Randy travels the Midwest performing for Summer Reading Library Programs where he writes original music to go with the summer theme. When not performing Randy writes educational music for music classes, band compositions and and music for instrumental ensembles.
A Jammin’ Randy show will have the audience smiling, singing and dancing along as he takes them on a musical journey. Randy draws children into the musical journey with songs that range from educational to just plain goofy, from dance songs to ballads and from sing-a-longs to jamming on instruments. Musical genres include rock, classic children’s, jazz, folk, country, hip-hop, and blues. Randy invites audience members to the stage to play tambourines, shakers, and other hand held rhythm instruments to give the audience a chance to join in the jam. Randy is available for:
$400 – $550 depending on how many performances. Plus travel fees and lodging if applicable Educational Activity and Songwriting Workshops: $300-$500 depending on number of assemblies booked.
Randy loves teaching and has taught music for 30 years. Finding ways to trick children into learning through music is his specialty!! Cool To Be Kind Program Randy performs his award winning songs about Kindness. One of the main songs in the program called “We All Have Feelings” was a finalist in The Artist’s Forum International Music Contest in New York. This song includes actions, sign language and a catchy chorus that children and adults will be singing for a long time after the program.
Along with the song “Cool To Be Kind” a Kindness Challenge Card is given to each student challenging them to do something kind for someone else and pass on the card to encourage them to do something kind or they can keep the card to remind them it is cool to be kind. Songs included in the program are “Cool To Be Kind”, “We All Have Feelings”, “Be Kind” and songs that students will have fun singing and doing actions with.
Rockin’ Together Program This program focuses on teamwork and working together! Songs like “Rocking Instruments” encourages students to work together to play in a band and when you all play together and work together it makes you feel good from your head to your toes!!
This is a great life lesson about how working together makes the world a better place. The song “Tambourine Star” encourages students to find something they are good at and to work together with others to keep improving on their skills. Randy also includes fun songs to sing and move to including a new song called “Crossover”. “Crossover” is a fun dance song that gets the audience to crossing their midline. Research shows that learning to cross the midline helps children connect left brain to right brain and helps them become better readers.