Monday, October 11, 2010

Featured Storyteller Spotlight(s): Thom & Sarah Howard

The unique duo of Thom and Sarah Howard, a guitar player and a children’s librarian, has been bringing their original children’s songs, fingerplay and participation stories to young audiences throughout the Midwest for several years.

Sarah Howard has been the children’s librarian at the Columbia Public Library for more than 17 years and is a founder of the Mid-Missouri Organization of Storytelling (MOST). She plays mandolin and autoharp and regularly presents workshops on storytelling and programming to librarians, teacher and parenting organizations.
Thom Howard has been performing on guitar for more than 20 years as a solo artist and in ensembles of all kinds and sizes. He plays ragtime, fingerstyle, classical, Spanish and Latin American music. Thom teaches stringed instruments classes at Central Methodist University and released his solo album “Sometimes a Guitar is Just a Guitar” in 2002.

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