New Jersey, United States
General Children's Music / Children
As a well-received, established children's artist, Kathy Byers has performed for young audiences in New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. She has performed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for the International Child Art Foundation Creativity Festival.
'Round the Campfire is her compilation of favorite family camping songs which she recorded and produced for "the scout in all of us."
Kathy's all-original, first recording Do You Wish You Could Fly? has won national recognition for excellence in children's recording including:
2003 NAPPA Honors Award
Sponsored by United Parenting Publications Inc.
A Parents' Choice Award
by The Parents' Choice Foundation
KIDS FIRST! Endorsement by
The Coalition for Quality Children's Media
Children’s Music Web Award -
Best Recording for Young Children
A New Jersey native, Kathy has been performing for the public since childhood. She stood out in choral groups throughout grammar school, high school and college including the New Jersey All-State Chorus and the All-Eastern Division of the Music Educators National Conference.
As a college student, Kathy studied vocal performance, music theory and composition. At Penn State University, she began to sing and play guitar at various commercial venues in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
In addition to Kathy's work as a singer-songwriter, Kathy is a Music Director at a pre-kindergarten through grades 5 school in northern New Jersey where she inspires children to sing and enthusiastically express their love for music.
Kathy Byers resides in Chatham, New Jersey with her husband Jim and 14 year-old son Matthew.