Mars Caulton is an Interdisciplinary Teaching Artist and Early Childhood Teacher who has drummed, sung, and done spoken word poetry with babies, youth and adults. She has taught music theater for young children (StageCoach Theater Arts); taught percussion for toddlers through 2nd grade (Sherwood Community Music School and several early childhood centers); taught spoken word poetry with all ages including an original trip-hopera for 1st & 2nd graders (Ravinia Festival), with afterschool programs and kindergarten classes, and currently with women in transitional housing on the West Side (Still Point Theater Collective.) She enjoys using music integration within a Reggio Emilia classroom approach.
She has studied African drum, Taiko (with Tsukasa Daiko), vocal improvisation (with Michael Zerang), Ethnomusicology, and is a State-certified Early Childhood Educator. She loves singing (especially classical, jazz and rock), doing slam poetry, crafting electronica and trip hop, ukulele, and developing conceptual performance art.
After years as a preschool classroom teacher, Mars is excited to be making music again with children. She can be found with a car full of bucket drums or outdoors with a bag full of notebooks.
Education: Tufts University, Child Studies
Started at the Old Town School in October of 2017