About Miss Patty
Expert in educational-interactive music. Children’s musician and performer. Keynote speaker for early educators. Proud mother of three children.
Patty Shukla is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She is an internationally recognized expert in educational-interactive music for children. She began her children’s music career by making educational music videos on YouTube. Now her channel is watched by hundreds of millions of people worldwide http://www.youtube.com/pattyshukla. She later developed her own music show called “Musical PE For You & Me” that is based on interactive development skills for early childhood curriculum. Patty Shukla is frequently a keynote speaker for educational workshops nationwide. She is a proud parent to three children and is inspired by them daily.
Interview: Miss Patty” as her fans call her, has had a love of music her whole life. She started recording music at only thirteen years of age, has a degree in theater and had been performing full time for over 20 years for children, weddings, corporate events, music venues and theater shows .
“Music was (and still is) so special to my heart because it involves my children along with my true values. I believe that it is important to be teaching our children interactive, educational and fun songs that bring the whole family together.”
Shukla realized the impact educational music made on her own children and how quickly they learned. She began researching the core curriculum for preschool and elementary students and gets her inspiration from those development milestones. What makes Shukla’s songs so popular is the fact that all of her songs she records are original. She writes catchy music in a variety of upbeat styles with simple lyrics so the kids can sing and dance along. She has songs about shapes, colors, textures, left and right, helping verbs, counting, using your imagination, sign language and much more.
Today, Shukla’s family is appears to be a modern day version of the Partridge Family. Her husband Neel plays the drums at their live shows and arranges all the music for her recordings. Her children, now 13, 11 and 3 years old sing on all the CDs and the eldest ones help out at the shows. Although Neel still performs in orchestras and theaters in the area, the Children’s Music business has become a full time business for the family. Patty and Neel write songs together, have a home studio where they record all of the music and videos and also just added a green screen room. Patty performs between 6-8 shows each week in the mornings and the rest of the day before the kids come home from school they work on new songs and post new music videos weekly on Shukla’s YouTube channel. The Shukla’s schedule over 200 shows nationwide per year. In fact, the entire family just finished a nationwide music tour in which they drove 9,500 miles through 22 states in 36 days performing at 15 shows. “It was thrilling to meet almost 300 fans at most of the shows. It was a wonderful opportunity to do it all together as a family.”
Shukla is quickly becoming a worldwide sensation and just recently released 6 new music apps with her most popular music videos, touch instruments on screen and lyrics to read along. To date, in addition to the new apps, Shukla has recorded 6 CDs, 5 DVDs, has over 300 music videos on her YouTube channel with over 500 million views! “We receive approximately 18 million views per month on YouTube,” said Patty. “The coolest thing is allows subscribers of my channel to see the latest and newest video each week.”
Shukla’s only regret to her children’s music career is that she didn’t start it sooner. “I love the fact that I am helping children learn through music. Even parents with children who have Autism have reached out and thanked us for helping their child speak, move and communicate. It’s AMAZING! I also love that children are so encouraging and positive. When I see 300 students at an elementary school smiling and laughing with me, dancing and learning at the same time…it doesn’t feel like work.”
When we asked Shukla what advice she would give to other Mompreneurs or moms looking to start their own businesses, she replied, “I would say, think about how good you are in sales before you start your own business. It is hard enough establishing your talent, but only the ones who know how to share it with others succeed. Learn ALL you can about sales!”
We’ll continue to keep our eyes on Shukla and cheer her and her family on with their success. She tells us that she has plans to continue on doing what she loves best—performing. In addition to writing, performing and creating new apps and YouTube videos, the Shukla’s are planning a new DVD release by the end of the year in addition to a workbook highlighting English, math and Science to go along with each song.
For more information about Patty Shukla, please visit www.PattyShuklaKidsMusic.com. Her new apps can be found on an iPhone or iPad by searching Patty Shukla in the Apple Store Apps.
Patty makes learning fun with music. The students are engaged the entire time and have a great time! This field trip is a must do in my book!
We listen to your music and watch your videos EVERY DAY in our class! Thank you!
Patty Shukla’s shows are amazing, entertaining, and educational. She incorporates everything from school rules, rhyming words, opposites, shapes and counting into her music. She catches the attention of all of our students. We will continue to ask her back every year.
She is talented at combining singable tunes and lyrics with interactive motions and actions! This created one fantastic show….and proves that her CD “Play With Me, Sing Along!” is titled appropriately. My kids (and I) love the songs on “Play With Me, Sing Along!” Patty’s voice is super cheerful. It’s feel good music for kids! The songs on this CD are jubliant and fun-filled.
Patty, We LOVED having you and of course would love to have you next year! I am actually moving onto 2nd grade with me class. I plan to share and invite you back with that team as well! I will pass along your website to other teachers I know at other schools and hopefully that will help get the word out! You did a great job getting the kids so excited and energized! The kids really loved you and had a great time!” – Heritage Elementary School. I would love to do more for kids with good music like yours. Thank you.
Dear Patty, We all enjoyed your show ! The children responded to your enthusiasm and energy and it was evident that you connected with them right away. All children were singing and moving to the beat, even our shy ones.
Miss Patty Shukla paid her first professional visit to the Hobe Sound Elementary Extended Day Program in February, 2011 and she was awesome! Beautiful singing voice, age appropriate music/movements and she managed to captivate all 181 students that attended! I would highly recommend this performer for your very next show!
Patty’s presentation was awesome! It really got the children involved. It was educational in that it taught the children how to listen and follow directions, how to work together, spell and learn their right from left. It is very suitable for kindergarten through third. Our children had a blast!
Thank you for coming to LCE last Friday. My students really enjoyed the show, so did I. I will speak to both grade levels to let them know about you. I already mentioned it to a few of my friends that teach at other schools in PBC. I will also send my friends the link to your website
What a remarkable professional you are! We are calling you our ESE enter”T”rainer. You capture the attention of our students with your musical excellence, and then you teach. It gets in and it sticks, because it is music and that is magical! In my 20 plus year of Special education, I can not recall a better example of inclusion than we had Friday. It was a magical moment as you led the kindergarten students in responsive singing and their excitement engaged our students in special education at a joyfully bright new level. You are amazing! We would be SO happy if we could get the community of Immokalee to hire you. What you bring is something we are missing in education today. You bring joyful fun and high energy back to learning. Perhaps if more people see that we can capture, The tone and return it to our classroms! Thanks again, Miss Patty!
Patty provided age appropriate entertainment that was enjoyed by all of our K – 5 students. She cheerfully addressed our program’s specific needs.
Hi Patty; I wanted to share with you that the children loved your show! You are an awesome performer! We loved how you got the children involved and made them a part of the show. We can’t wait to book you to come again!
Patty was amazing her energy and personality was inspiring. The children love her music and ask for it over and over
The weekly meet-up for Moms and Kids at Downtown gained in popularity so quickly because we brought in the best in children’s entertainment. Patty immediately became a favorite and made regular appearances, and is a true performer that can engage the group, and switch things up in an instant to keep everyone involved; not an easy feat with a preschool audience! She even included educational tidbits that the children loved and the Mom’s appreciated.
I heard great positive feedback!
Just wanted to tell you that your music is fantastic! I’ve been playing your songs for my 4 and 5 year old students, half of whom have emotional/behavior disorders, and they ALL love them. I can honestly say that we’ve never experienced a single problem behavior while your songs are playing. We do your movement songs whenever it’s too cold/rainy/snowy to go outside and it’s a really fun way for them to burn off that extra energy!
A real “GEM” located in our own backyard!
My first child, now seven years old, had Laurie Berkner singing the soundtrack to her early childhood. Now my two year old is enjoying a new star on the children’s music scene: Patty Shukla. Using different styles of music like pop, reggae and Motown, Patty resonates with kids who are bored with nursery rhymes but not yet ready for top 40. Her music keeps kids moving and entertained while teaching about everything from rhyming and counting to how we can move our bodies like the animals do.
Patty’s music will definitely have your children playing and singing. It’s high energy with words about animals and activities in their world, so they’re learning without even realizing they’re being taught! The lyrics are on a level children understand and can easily sing along with. Enjoy!
I am Hannah Gilberts, I am an ESL teacher in Poland, I bumped into your songs for kids “Jump”, “Shake Shake”, “Stop”. I teach children who do not speak English in Preschool here, they are reacting positively to your songs that I got from youtube. No one led me to your songs, I got them accidentally and have great interest in them as they are so simple and catchy for ESL kids.
Thanks for a GREAT show!!!
Dear Shukla, I am an English teacher working in Turkey at a private school teaching young learners English. I love your videos and would like to add your web adress on my personal website’s resources page and share your youtube videos. Kind regards,
I happened to stumble across one of your apps on my sons iPad. I have since downloaded them all. You not only have a very beautiful voice, but both my son (who has autism) and my daughter LOVE the videos. Thank you very much for sharing your talent!