Inspirational and Educational

Kathryn the Grape helps students shine! Best-selling author, award-winning artist-songwriter, and media publisher, Kathryn Cloward (“Kathryn the Grape”) empowers and inspires students of all ages through her engaging and interactive school visits. Kathryn weaves together character-enriching concepts, growth mindset principles, and social-emotional learning tools in her books, songs, videos, and talks. She loves sharing directly with students and has conducted over 50 elementary school-wide assemblies throughout southern California. With over 20 years of inspirational public speaking experience, including being a TEDx speaker, Kathryn is effective at sharing with groups of all sizes and ages. Kathryn will engage, educate, inspire, and motivate your students.

  • Students Walked Out Singing

    "Kathryn the Grape was such a fun and inspiring assembly for our school. She connected music, fun, and imagination with an inspiring message of following your dreams and spreading love and kindness in the world. My students walked out singing and have been referring back to the tools Kathryn the Grape shared with them. It was a great combination of social/emotional learning, character development, and music.

    – Marklyn Retzer, Elementary Classroom Teacher SMUSD 

  • Bright, Energetic, and Motivational Speaker

    “Kathryn the Grape came to our school and what an amazing experience it was! She conducted two assemblies for the entire student body, and every grade level was engaged with her positive and empowering message. Kathryn Cloward had the students and teachers participate in her assembly, and she even had everyone dancing and singing with her. It was quite a sight to see! Kathryn’s message touched on every key point we could have hoped for, including important real-life stories about bullying and being responsible for our own choices. Kathryn was a bright, energetic, and motivational speaker who was able to connect with students and teachers alike. Kathryn is definitely someone you want your students to know."

    – Christina Hessom, PTA liaison 

  • Engaging with Perfect Message

    “Our school enjoyed the Kathryn the Grape assembly. It was not only engaging, but the message of treating others fairly and with respect was perfect. Students also enjoyed hearing and learning about how they too can become an author and illustrator someday. Kathryn did a great job, and the students were singing ‘Shine Shine
    Shine’ all afternoon."

    – Kelley RabascoPrincipal LMSV
    School District

  • A Wonderful Experience

    Our visit from Kathryn the Grape was amazing! She is like a ray of sunshine and positivity. My students loved singing songs of kindness and being reminded that they are filled with magic! It was a wonderful experience!

    – Paula Bloemers, First Grade Teacher LMSVSD 

Poway on Stage

In-School Workshops

Music FUNdamentals

In partnership with Poway on Stage's Arts in Education program, Kathryn the Grape provides Poway Unified School District with 40-minute assemblies that are part rock concert, part music class, and all fun! San Diego’s award-winning children’s author and songwriter Kathryn the Grape (Kathryn Cloward) teaches children the “Three Ingredients of Music” with singing, movement, and an uplifting, positive message.

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