Esperance Productions - Dan Duggan

Music & Storytelling Performances & Workshops

Dan Duggan - Esperance Productions

Multi-instrumentalist Dan Duggan on hammered dulcimer, yang quin, guitar, and banjo utilizes interactive stories and songs to stimulate individual expression and group participation. A detailed study guide to spark enthusiasm and integrate with your curriculum is provided with each of the thematic programs. (Special thematic programs can be designed with advanced planning.) Dan’s expertise and boundless energy has delighted students in schools throughout the country for nearly 20 years!

All sound system needs are provided by Dan Duggan. Must be able to access room of performance 30 minutes prior to show/workshop.  Libraries, cafeterias, gyms, auditoriums and classrooms are appropriate spaces. Prefer to be very close to the audience and we recommend a maximum of 300 students to preserve the intimacy of the performance/workshop.

Photos and press releases to aid in publicizing the event will be provided. Interviews for radio or newspaper publicity may be done by phone. Study guides are provided for all school programs.

Contact us for more information on funding sources, pricing and residency rates.


Animal Antics:
Wit and Wisdom of the Wild

Encourage your students to be "Wild About Reading" with this performance focusing on stories and songs celebrating the wit and wisdom of the wild.

Book A Trip:
Around the World in Story and Song

Take your students on a trip around the world through stories and songs from many cultures. As they journey, they will be given the opportunity to cherish our similarities and celebrate our differences!

Green Up With Reading

Focusing on the environment through stories and songs students will tackle issues of endangered species, recycling, and protecting the environment in a fun and positive way.

Step by Step:
Walking the Path of Courage

Walking the path from wonder to wisdom involves meeting challenges creatively and courageously. Give your students the opportunity to learn how others have, step by step, walked the path of courage.

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Workshop Feedback

“Your creativity, resourcefulness and dedication to the students was much needed and most greatly appreciated.” Anne Costello-Jones, Principal, Baldwinsville, NY

“The creative mixture of music and storytelling was thoroughly enjoyed by students and faculty alike. Dan’s ability to stimulate the audience was uplifting! The students connected almost instantly with Dan because of his warm and personable style.” Susan Radell, PARP Coordinator, New York Mills, NY

“The teachers praised your ability to hold the attention of children in all the grade levels as well as your obvious enthusiasm. The exposure to the dulcimer and yang-quin was wonderful! You are truly talented!” Sue Ho, PTA President, Congers, NY


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Esperance Productions
PO Box 28 ~ 15 Old Lake Clear Rd ~ Lake Clear, NY 12945

Phone: 315-415-6891