Ross Sutter

Programs for Kids

Ross is a versatile and seasoned performer, equally at ease on a large concert stage or more intimate setting. His extraordinary rapport with children and beautiful singing voice make him an ideal entertainer for mixed-age audiences. As a solo act, Ross can provide a number of different programs:

We All are Mother's Little Piglets

A perfect library program that introduces children to fun and lively animal songs and song games, including plenty of audience participation.

When I First Came To This Land

Excellent for school or community festivals, this is a program of immigration songs and stories, drawn from Ross's own Scandinavian heritage and travels.

 Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

Ideal for a park or community festival setting, Ross brings a cart load of fascinating musical instruments that he demonstrates, perfoms on, and lets the audience try out.

A Scandinavian Midsummer

Celebrate the summer solstice the traditional way. Ross will instruct participants in the creation of a midsummer pole and the traditional games, songs, and traditions that are such a vibrant part of Scandinavian culture. If you're interested in learning more about the Swedish song game tradition, visit my website


Ross joins Anders and Maria Larsson in performances that explore the musical traditions and bonds between Sweden and the United States. To follow our activities please like us on Facebook.



Residencies and Workshops

One-String Dulcimer Players

With his degree in Music Education and nearly thirty years experience working in schools all over the Midwest and in Europe, Ross's school residencies are a lively excursion into diverse cultures, with an emphasis on student involvement.

He sings, plays, and demonstrates instruments and teaches song games and folk dances, and has developed many programs that address specific learner outcomes and performance packages. He is prepared and eager to design special classes for your school.


Here are some ideas to help you start planning:

Song Games and Folk Dances: Learn singing games and dances from a variety of cultures

Build a Musical Instrument: Build a dulcimer, limberjack, whistle, or other instrument and tie the process to learner outcomes in Science, Reading, or Math.

The Immigrant Experience:  Learn songs about American immigrants in a land full of joys and difficulties.