Mr Rayz is a family entertainer and Canadian children's musician at large based in Calgary, Alberta. His kindie music concerts and programs have been featured on CBC TV's "Living Calgary" program, Alberta Arts Days , University of Calgary Child Care Centres, and a score of festivals, preschools and some great children's birthday parties! Presently he is proud to be the Artist in Residence for Kaleidoscope Preschool, Picasso Kids Creative Learning Centre in Carstairs, Expanding Imagination Child Care Centre, Dover Daycare and  First Friends Preschool and Education Centre with an upcoming elementary school residency at Deer Run Elementary School where he will be working with the students to write their own school anthem!  His live performances are always fully interactive exciting events guaranteed to leave kids and families dancing long after the last beat is dropped! Book one of his World Music, Level Up Rock Concerts or get into his exclusive guitar and ukulele classes now!


Mr Rayz began his career working with children when he was 20 years old. His first trip overseas to Guyana South America had him lead music times in an orphange; it was then that he knew he was created to share his music and heart with children. He is a former kids pastor from a vineyard church plant and has  a real passion to do more than just share songs with kids, He believes the next generation can be profoundly influenced by the presence of an encouraging welcoming adult as well as sophisticated kindie rock. SONGS THAT BUILD UP KIDZ is at the heart of what Mr Rayz wants to infuse into this next generation and because "You always remember your kids songs"  he is always crafting catchy original songs that you can learn from and dance to and grow with  

 

Ethnicity: Indonesian-Chinese Armenian
Born: Victoria, BC ( raised on the west coast, Canucks fan!)
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele(kronchong), Rhythm Bones,
                         Anghklung (traditional indonesian bamboo instrument)
Family:  Father to three young children
               Avielle(12), Cassia(10) and Micah(7)
Former Vocations: Children's Ministry Leader, Kids Club Director
                                     Special Needs Childcare Counsellor, Job Developer
Other Job: Street Level Worker with the Mustard Seed Homeless Shelter
Favorite Kindie Kids Music: Caspar Babypants (my hero!), The Not its
Favorite bands: Autumn Hill, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt
July Talk, Pearl Jam,
Dear Rouge,Pearl Jam, Alzealia Banks,
  Radiohead, 
Volunteer:   Resident Children's Musician /Music Educator @ Inn From The Cold, Family Homeless Shelter