Will Parker is a children's songwriter and teaching artist who writes and performs music for "kids ages 1-100." During Will's whimsical and interactive shows, he plays guitar and harmonica and sings original songs that engage the audience in singing-along, dancing, high-fiving, and imaginative play.
Will holds both an M.A. in Teaching and a B.A. in Theatre from Trinity University and served as the theatre director at KIPP University Prep High School for four years before leaping into life as a full-time musician. During the year and every summer, he tours the country playing shows at libraries, schools, daycares, museums, churches, camps, and festivals. He has released two award-winning children's albums, Animal Maniac and Imagine Land.
While in San Antonio, he was deeply involved in improv scene where he performed with San Antonio’s first musical improv troupe, When Can Do. He also worked with the Magik Children’s Theatre as an actor in their touring troupe, a coach for their youth improv group and as a teaching artist for their X-celerated Theatre program for incarcerated youth.
Will has a passion for helping young people learn the self-love and confidence they need to unlock their innately creative selves. He is currently attending Yale Divinity School where he is involved in Yale Divinity Drama, Yale Divinity Interfaith Club, and Berkeley Divinity School--the Episcopal seminary at Yale. As he discerns a call to school chaplaincy, he continues to perform music, facilitate workshops, give talks, and teach young people through the arts. Deeply inspired by Fred Rogers, he hopes he can make a difference in the lives of kids in a similar way--through sharing uplifting music, encouraging imaginative play, offering tools to navigate emotional landscapes, and reminding each and every person of their inherent value and worth.