Welcome!
...to the official site for San Jose music artist Peter Apel - performing songwriter, author, illustrator, magician, dad.

Peter's Music & Books
Peter's songs are used by parents and teachers to entertain, to teach, and to shine brightness into kids' days. They're used to warm up kids in gymnastics and dance studios.  They've earned coveted spots in minivan music rotations.  Discover fun facts and insights in About The Songs.  Find Music CDs and more in the Music Store.

The Fred Pinsocket Loves Bananas board book is a sturdy and colorful book that your child can hold and enjoy.  While there may be an e-book in the future, this one is intended to be held, hugged, and maybe even nibbled-on once in a while.  The book features Fred Pinsocket, the little spaceman who loves bananas, and includes a FREE download of the I Love Bananas song.

Concert / Event Calendar 
Searching for kid-friendly, live children's entertainment in the greater San Francisco Bay Area? 
Click here for a list of upcoming Peter Apel events.

NEW!
Fred Pinsocket Loves Bananas
(The ANIMATED VIDEO)
Kids will go bananas for this book!

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As a performer, Peter offers programs for:

Schools Preschool circle times, K-2 assemblies, fundraisers, festivals, special events
Libraries Toddler, preschool, family storytimes, summer reading programs
Festivals Live entertainment for your family-friendly event
Other private events and special programs Corporate family events, house concerts ("Birthday Parties"),  Mommy and Me (Daddy & Me) events for toddlers, preschoolers, and other venues family entertainment.

Each appearance includes Peter's special blend of original music, magic, and humor delivered with unique care and respect for the kids. 

If you'd like live music for your event, call Peter at .Your show can be tailored to the age and theme of your program as well as the size of the venue.  For family events large or small, Peter will work with you make that next event super special.


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