ARCHIVE OF POSTS

    2017

  • Children and their teachers deserve messages of hope and encouragement April 19, 2017 Dr. Moore has been in Orlando making presentations at a HIPPY USA conference. Below are excerpts from presentations made at the event.  
  • Remembering JD Andrews March 18, 2016 “I am in Washington DC at NAEYC headquarters,” Dr. Moore wrote his Facebook friends, “celebrating the life of JD Andrews. “He was one on my mentors. Thanks to God ...
  • Peter Reid Nagle, 1947-2017 March 8, 2017 On Feb. 3, Pete Nagle announced to a table of friends, “Thomas is my best friend!” Six days later, Nagle was gone. Peter Reid Nagle died unexpectedly on Feb. ...
  • Choirs build community, not just voices Feb. 21, 2017 At this morning’s Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum, Dr. Moore announced that he had separated from the Tuned In Choir at McCreesh Place, which he had led for about ...
  • A Valentine’s message Feb. 12, 2017 Dr. Moore is director of a children’s choir at Covenant United Methodist Church in Charlotte.  
  • With longtime friends at affordable housing discussion Feb. 1, 2017 Dr. Moore ran into two longtime friends – Charlotte Mayor Jennier Roberts, left, and retired Bank of America CEO Hugh McColl – at the Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange community ...

    2016

  • On the road with Brothers Hank & Thomas Dec. 31, 2016 Fasten your seat belt, then click the video to ride along with brothers Hank and Thomas Moore as they travel toward Hot Springs, N.C. this day, breaking out ...
  • ‘Perhaps Love’ for Christmas Morning Dec. 25, 2016 Parked along the side of the road in his mobile recording studio Christmas morning, Dr. Moore sings “Perhaps Love,” written in 1981 by John Denver.
  • Christmas Eve 2016 message Dec. 24, 2016
  • ‘Sweet Little Jesus Boy’ Dec. 24, 2016 Dr. Moore stopped along the road en route to Hot Springs NC on Christmas Eve 2016 and sang Robert MacGimsey’s “Sweet Little Jesus Boy,” a Christmas song released ...
  • Christmas Eve in the mountains Nov. 13, 2016 Dr. Moore will be entertaining and leading a sing-along on Christmas Eve. More info here.
  • The voice heard round the country Nov. 2, 2016 Dr. Moore is in Los Angeles for the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It’s the 35th year in which he’s been ...
  • Down Memory Lane with Sen. Sam Ervin Oct. 22, 2016 “Look what I found!” Dr. Moore wrote to his Facebook friends today. “Senator Sam Ervin gave me this autographed photo after I interviewed him as co-host of the ...
  • Celebrating with friend Ben Horack Oct 3, 2016 “I have just returned from Southminster Retirement Community,” Dr. Moore wrote his Facebook friends, “where I played the piano and sang for and with birthday boy, Ben Horack. ...
  • Dr. Moore on talking to children about Charlotte unrest Sept. 23, 2016 Dr. Moore was interviewed this morning on WBT radio about talking to children about the police shootings and unrest in Charlotte. On Dr. Moore’s post, Jo Anne Jones replied: “As I ...
  • Where peace begins Sept. 22, 2016 Dr. Moore sang this and shared it with his Facebook friends as peaceful protests of a recent police shooting had turned into violent confrontations and looting just blocks ...
  • Pray for all at Clinton ‘as we grieve’ Sept. 19, 2016 “Pray for the faculty members, students, staff and administrators at Clinton College,” Dr. Moore wrote his Facebook friends, “as we grieve the tragic deaths of two Clinton students. “Also ...
  • Teaching the teachers how to encourage all children Aug. 25, 2016 Dr. Moore reported from the road to his Facebook friends: “Today I am at the Cumberland County Department of Social Services presenting a diversity workshop for the local Action ...
  • ‘Fallin’ So In Love With You’ is No. 1 on Beach Music Café‘s Top 50 Aug. 25, 2016 Thomas Moore’s soul single “Fallin’ So In Love With You” topped the August charts at Beach Music Café Internet Radio, according to Spirit Records’ Bill Bradford. Buy the song ...
  • ‘A friend, a father figure, a mentor and a teacher to me’ Aug. 21, 2016 In 1978, according to Dr. Moore, a 5-year-old child named Kati Posey Toney “made my grandmother Mary Jackson Currence smile and giggle during my 1979 WSOC-TV Special. From ...
  • 2 Gastonia pals in 1967 renew their friendship Aug. 3, 2016 Dr. Moore had a “coffee chat” at Starbucks in Gastonia with Judge Jessie Caldwell. “Our friendship goes all the way back to 1967. Man, did we have much ...
  • California calls, Thomas Moore plays July 23, 2016 Dr. Moore didn’t just give a keynote speech July 8 when he traveled to San Diego. True, he did the Friday morning keynote at “a fantastic National Family ...
  • A visit from Henry’s family July 14, 2016 Dr. Moore wrote to his friends: “Brother Hank has returned to Sitka, Alaska. I enjoyed his surprise visit (with children and grandchildren) to my home late Tuesday night. ...
  • California calls July 7, 2016 Dr. Moore’s Facebook friends awoke to another itinerary posting. “5:45. Waiting to depart from Charlotte to San Diego where I will deliver the Friday keynote for the National ...
  • The message behind the song June 28, 2016 Thomas wrote his Facebook friends that he will be speaking Sunday, July 3, at the 11 a.m. service of Covenant United Methodist Church, where he has been music ...
  • Happy Father’s Day June 19, 2016 Dr. Moore is Director of Music at Covenant United Methodist Church on Tuckaseegee Road in Charlotte. On this Father’s Day, he shepherded his youth and adult choirs through ...
  • Dr. Moore on his father, Tracy H. Moore June 18, 2016 In the days leading up to Father’s Day, Dr. Moore wrote this to his Facebook friends: “My dad, Tracy Moore, taught me to sing by singing. He didn’t sit ...
  • Committed to all the children June 3, 2016 “Meet my new friend, Dr. Barbara Weinstein, President and CEO of Family Central,” Dr. Moore wrote his Facebook friends today. “During the Miami-Dade and Broward County HIPPY graduations ...
  • ‘You should write a book’ June 2, 2016 During his trip to Miami and Fort Lauderdale this week, Dr. Moore wrote to his Facebook friends: “Edwin Castillo is the HIPPY home visitor who picked me up from ...
  • Dr. Moore participates in interview series on children and music June 2, 2016 California parent and educator Jenna Canfield Gonzales put together a series of interviews with musicians, music educators and early childhood experts and began distributing the interviews May 18 ...
  • Dr. Moore sings Rubber Duckie May 26, 2016 Dr. Moore was at Southminster Retirement Community this afternoon. Among the many songs he shared was one that tickled quite a few ribs.
  • ‘Rock-N-Roll Pat-A-Cake’ for young and old April 28, 2016 Early childhood educator Dr. Thomas Moore led children through his “Rock-N-Roll Pat-a-Cake” song and dance in studio in 2008. That event was recorded on a DVD. In April 2016, ...
  • Using music with very young children April 8, 2016 Dr. Moore is back from Orlando, where he was closing speaker for the 2016 HIPPY USA National Leadership Conference. HIPPY is an acronynm for Home Instruction for Parents ...
  • Happy Birthday, Ms. Mary Moore Adams March 15, 2016 The message from Thomas this morning to his Facebook friends was quite short: “Happy Birthday to my sweet mom!” “Mom is Mary Charles Currence,” Thomas writes. “She and dad ...
  • Rehearsing with the band March 12, 2016 Dr. Moore wrote his Facebook friends: “Just finished working with some of the youth at Covenant United Methodist Church. It was my first meeting with the guys. The young ...
  • Meet him in San Diego March 1, 2016 Dr. Moore will be among the keynote speakers at the Family Child Care Institute, the annual convention of the National Association for Family Child Care  to be held ...
  • ‘Respite and support’ for young children Feb. 28, 2016 Dr. Moore will be keynoting the 15th Annual “Creating the Future” Conference at South Piedmont Community College in Monroe on Saturday, April 16, sponsored by Child Care Resources ...
  • More from 2015 Head Start Convention Feb. 27, 2016 A few pictures have arrived from the April, 2015 50th Anniversary National Head Start Conference, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. Dr. Moore ...
  • Talking with children about difficult news Feb. 23, 2016 Just a few days  after the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, WBT’s Bo Thompson was on the air at WBT’s Charlotte’s Morning New with Dr. Thomas Moore. Thompson talked ...
  • Adults who support a community’s children are transformed Feb. 9, 2016 Dr. Moore was at the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum this morning and had occasion to respond to an earlier comment suggesting that many adults feel no connection with ...
  • “Pounding Panthers” Feb. 5, 2016, via Facebook Doctor! Doctor! Dr. Moore must have Super Bowl Fever!   (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id ...
  • A Long, Lasting Friendship Jan. 8, 2016 By Sandra Brown Turner For my friend of 40+ years, Dr. Thomas Moore Dr. Thomas Moore and I became acquaintances back in the ’70s when we were both just starting ...
  • Teaching Humpty Dumpty Dumpty to the next generation Jan. 8, 2016 Melysa Vasquez recently found the 2009 YouTube video below that shows Dr. Moore teaching children the Humpty Dumpty Dumpty Dance at the child care center at the Carole ...
  • R.I.P., Natalie Cole Jan. 1, 2016 Via Facebook, a tribute to the late Natalie Cole: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = ...

    2015

  • ‘O Holy Night’ in Hot Springs, NC Dec. 21, 2015 Via Facebook, a holiday celebration with friends: On Sunday night in Hot Springs, NC. we sang Christmas Carols at the community’s annual Christmas Carol Sing Along. After an hour ...
  • Merry Christmas! Dec. 20, 2015 We know that zebra from way back. But who is that guy in the Merry Christmas tie? From a Thomas Moore Facebook posting, in which he wrote about ...
  • Parents key to rate at which children learn Dec. 16, 2015 “Parents have a significant influence on how quickly their children learn,” Thomas Moore wrote in 1999. In an article in “Children and Families,” Moore listed “fun activities to try ...
  • Tuned In Choir at the Forum Dec. 15, 2015 Dr. Moore’s Tuned In Choir ratcheted up the festivities a notch or three at the annual Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum Christmas Party.
  • At the Orlando NAEYC conference, Saturday Nov. 21, 2015 From the conference program, Twitter and from Dr. Moore’s Facebook feed from Orlando, Fla., where the National Association for the Education of Young Children is holding its annual conference.
  • At the Orlando NAEYC conference, Friday Nov. 20, 2015 From Dr. Moore’s Facebook feed from Orlando, Fla., where the National Association for the Education of Young Children is holding its annual conference.
  • At the Orlando NAEYC conference, Thursday Nov. 19, 2015 From Dr. Moore’s Facebook feed from Orlando, Fla., where the National Association for the Education of Young Children is holding its annual conference.
  • At the Orlando NAEYC conference, Wednesday Nov. 18, 2015 Dr. Moore drove down to Orlando Tuesday for this week’s annual  National Association for the Education of Young Children conference. Since then his Facebook account has lit up ...
  • ‘Scholarship made a big difference in my life’ Nov. 14, 2015 It was only today, apparently, that Thomas Moore saw this picture taken of him in 1968. It appeared in the Firestone News in May 1968, and is archived ...
  • ‘He instilled in me to believe in myself…’ Nov. 8, 2015 “There is so much to say about this awesome man of God,” writes recording artist Catrina Reese. “Mr. Thomas Moore was my mentor and vocal coach when I was ...
  • Tuned-In Choir special guests at Nov. 15 concert Nov. 6, 2016 Dr. Thomas Moore has made formerly homeless people integral to his Tuned In Community Choir, a mixed ensemble that rehearses out of McCreesh Place. On Sunday, Nov. 15 ...
  • You just never know when learning is to begin Oct. 30, 2015 You’d think that the day before Halloween would be full of stories and play about dress-up and sweet things to eat. But no. The pre-K child entering the room ...
  • Peace Day at the Lipman School Photos: Elizabeth H. Fox Oct. 23, 2015 “I spent the last 2 days,” Thomas Moore wrote in 2013 to his Facebook friends, “soaking in the warmth and love of … Sandra Brown Turner, ...
  • Daisy Caldwell Wade Bridges, 1932-2015 Oct. 18, 2015 Thomas writes: ”I worked with Henry and Daisy Bridges a lot during the early years as a volunteer and, later, as a teacher for Community School of the ...
  • ‘Back by Popular Demand’ Oct. 14, 2015  
  • How children become better readers Oct. 3, 2015 Thomas writes: “If children are to become better readers they need to be introduced to more reading-related activities. Here are examples: “Stories read to them by parents and teachers and ...
  • ‘Rock Me’ Aug. 1, 2015 The World Organization for Early Childhood Education, known by its French acronym OMEP (Organisation Modaile Pour L’Éducation Préscolaire), held its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. this summer. On Aug. ...
  • ‘I jumped to my feet with tears flowing’ April 1, 2015 “During yesterday’s National Head Start Association’s conference opening session,” Thomas Moore writes his Facebook friends, “I directed the National Head Start Choir. “Also, during his inspirational speech, Cornell Brooks, ...

    2014

  • ‘Are the children well?’ Sept. 21, 2014 Thomas writes: “This question is part of an ancient African greeting custom, and it is the title of a Child Trends Report funded by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. ...
  • ‘A selfie with Dr. Moore – priceless’ July 18, 2014 “A wonderful evening with all the summer interns at McCreesh Place with Dr. Thomas Moore,” Ellen Holloway of Charlotte’s Speech Garden Institute writes her Facebook friends. “A night of ...
  • Co-preaching, singing and serving communion March 2, 2014 “Just returned from co-preaching with Rev. Gary Richardson,” Thomas Moore wrote his Facebook friends today. “Gary and the parishioners at Park Street United Methodist Church were just the kind ...

    2012

  • Dr. Moore on talking to children about the Newtown tragedy Dec. 21, 2012 Listen below to an interview earlier this week in which Thomas discusses how to talk to children about tragedies like the Newtown, Conn. shootings. The interviewer is Bo ...
  • Dr. Moore explains connection to Dennis the Menace July 31, 2012 Thomas Moore explains the Marcus Hamilton cartoon above this way: “Marcus and I met 35 years ago, while volunteering at Bethlehem Center in Charlotte. I thought he had moved away ...
  • ‘A brand new, brighter day’ June 23, 2012 When Thomas Moore came to Charleston— Who would have known we’d have so much fun? Singing and dancing on the floor— Patty-cakin’ and so much more! There was opera, piano playing, and ...
  • Thanks, Dr. Moore, ‘for the wonderful memories’ June 11, 2012 “WOW! I ran across this page after Googling Thomas Moore. I remembered him after sharing memories on a Facebook group called “I am a native Charlottean.” LOTS of ...
  • Trips to Alaska and Texas April 14, 2012 Thomas has been on the road. He was in Juneau, Alaska for a conference and concert for the Association for the Education of Young Children – Southeast Alaska. The pictures ...

    2011

  • Sax jam at 2011 national conference Dec. 5, 2011 Thomas Moore joined a jam session involving an outdoor marimba on display at the 2011 Grounds for Play booth at the 2011 National Association for the Education of ...
  • The Three Amigos   Nov. 19, 2011 Thomas writes: “Michelle is a former NAEYC board member and former president of California AEYC. Susan is a former president of San Diego AEYC and served on several ...
  • Remembering 9/11 Oct 10, 2011 Thomas was the baritone soloist on Sept. 11, 2011 for a performance of René Clausen’s “Memorial” at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte. The performance was a citywide ...
  • Dr. Thomas Moore as Artist of the Month Sept. 21, 2011  
  • So nice to have Thomas helping me with the children Aug. 25, 2011 “I met Thomas at a seminar in Tampa, Florida in 1998 while I was teaching preschool. I loved his songs and I bought a CD that I always ...
  • One last song at Rotary Aug. 17, 2011   On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Thomas was recognized and thanked for his service to the downtown Rotary Club. For the last 12 years, he has faithfully provided music before ...
  • Descendents of slavery era worship ‘as children of God’ Aug. 7, 2011 Sunday’s worship at a church in Clover, S.C. brought together the descendants of the slaves and slave owners who were members of the church before the Civil War. And ...
  • Emma Gupton, 1927-2011 Aug. 6, 2011 “I am thankful for Mrs. Gupton. For over a decade, she invited me to be a part of the team to entertain the children at the hospital’s Annual ...
  • Dr. Moore may sing, but how about that sax! July 24, 2011 Watch Monte Selby, Thomas, Stephen Fite and Don Monopoli at Dallas SPLASH, 2010, in an unrehearsed jam rendition of “What a Wonderful World.” This YouTube video was posted July ...
  • Thomas named to Benedict College faculty July 18, 2011 Thomas wrote his Facebook family today: “On July 14th, I signed a contract to teach at Benedict College in Columbia, SC where I will serve as Associate Professor ...
  • Pre-K children dance to Humpty Dumpty Dumpty May 25, 2011 Thomas credits “my friend Charmaine Godley” for this Blackberry video of the year-end program for Pre-K students at Conley Hills Elementary in East Point, Ga. Thanks, Ms. Godley, ...
  • A special day for a special leader March 22, 2011 “Last Saturday, I asked Ruth Byrdsong to help me surprise my friend, Burnece Brunson with a special birthday breakfast. “On Thursday, I flew to Nashville and rented a car ...
  • ‘Building Caring Communities of Learners’ March 17, 2011 From the e-newsletter of the Lower Shore Child Care Resource Center at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Md.
  • A favorite teacher with a big impact March 13, 2011 “Hi Everyone. My piano teacher Jacqueline Hairston is returning to Charlotte for a concert. “She was a favorite teacher of mine during my tenure as a music education student ...
  • Young children love ‘I’ve got a pocket’ Feb. 19, 2011 “Hello, Thomas, hope all is well with you and your family! As always, we continue to enjoy our ‘music time with my friend Thomas’ here at preschool. Thought ...

    2010

  • ‘I was never told I was special or loved’ Sept. 7, 2010 “I am a parent at Presbyterian Weekday School in Gastonia, where Thomas visited last night. I truly enjoyed the seminar. Thomas has a wonderful and unique gift not ...
  • What, indeed, was this man thinking? Aug. 17, 2010 Hear Thomas read from his new children’s book by clicking here.  
  • DVD goes on weekend trips with the family April 5, 2010 “Our 2-year-old granddaughter enjoys the DVD you gave us last year at your workshop! I have to bring it home every night! It is her all-time favorite for ...
  • Unborn child moves to the music Feb. 18, 2010 “I attended the Early Years Are Learning Years Conference in State College, Pennsylvania, in January of this year, and Thomas Moore was the guest speaker. I loved to ...
  • Gathering the children around the piano Feb. 13, 2010 “My favorite memory of Thomas Moore is seeing and hearing him play the piano for a roomful of adults enjoying a sing-a-long at a very large party in ...
  • ‘Can I shake your foot?’ Jan. 19, 2010 “Whenever I went to training and Thomas Moore was there I knew it would be a wonderful time!! “If my memory serves me correctly my daughter and I were ...

    2009

  • My cousin Thomas Dec. 4, 2009;  photos courtesy Dequilla Walker “At an early age, when Thomas Moore sang “Love me Tender” (which his mother coaxed him to perform at the annual Christmas gathering at his grandmother’s house) ...
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 2009 Pictures referred to above are no longer online.
  • ‘People saluted you because you had promise’ Nov. 17, 2009 Lawrence Toliver, right, spent a career at chambers of commerce and for more than 20 years served in Charlotte. He was at Charlotte’s Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum on ...
  • ‘Keep hope alive!’ July 31, 2009 “I have known Thomas Moore for almost 20 years and have seen him share his amazing gifts in many settings. I have seen him do his wonders with ...
  • Who is this man Thomas Moore? July 12, 2009 One way to know Thomas is to watch him in front of children. In the YouTube clip below that he posted July 12, 2009, Thomas is in front ...
  • Thomas’ most cherished award July 7, 2009 Thomas Moore has received many honors for his work. But he holds most dear the “Angel Among Us” award presented to him by Mrs. Fullagar’s K-2 class in ...
  • Explaining art through song March 31, 2009 “I am an early childhood consultant, educator and author. During my time in and out of the classroom, I will testify that there is definitely only ONE Thomas Moore. “Thomas’ ...

    2008

  • ‘My goal in life is…’ Nov. 4, 2008 Dr. Moore, I am attending Fullerton College. My goal in life is to become an educator like you and change the lives of children, teenagers and adults through music. ...
  • Missouri Head Start says thanks Oct. 28, 2008 Dr. Moore, All of us wish to say “Thank You” for coming to Trenton and sharing your knowledge, music and passion for the field of early childhood education with ...
  • Birthday wishes July 15, 2008 “Sorry for missing your birthday but hope you know it’s true… That the very best and happiest things are always wished for you.” Love and best wishes, Norman Kaneklioes  
  • Gospel, by Netherlands choir, performing in Charlotte April 16, 2008 The Friendship Gospel Choir hails from the Netherlands, directed by founder Edith Casteleyn. The choir’s U.S. tour this year included stops first in Atlanta, then Charlotte. Pictures are ...
  • ‘… your singing surely led him Home’ April 16, 2008 Dear Thomas, Thank you very much for singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic at my father’s funeral. During the song, I had a very vivid vision of Dad ...
  • ‘Hope that the new year is great for you’ April 15, 2008 Thomas, My Christmas cards are late…. You have had a bad year and have been in my prayers – hope that the new year is great for you. I ...
  • ‘Your voice is great and brings much happiness to others’ March 18, 2008 Tommy, How are you doing? Your voice is great and brings much happiness to others. Tommy, I wish you a Happy Easter. Love, Nu, Edward Sr. and Jerry
  • ‘Don’t be afraid. Let ‘em touch your hair…. Children are helping us be honest’ March 1, 2008 From the keynote address to the Greenville County Child Care Association Conference in Greenville, S.C., sponsored by the Greenville County Child Care Association:  
  • ‘Keeping Humpty Healthy’ Feb. 29, 2008, Dr. Moore, I’m doing a presentation called: “Keeping Humpty Healthy.” Revised poem enclosed. Betty Justice, Dallas  

              1972

            • ‘Welcome Recreators’ Nov. 1, 1972 These excerpts are from the November-December 1972 edition of North Carolina Recreation and Park Review. A 22-year-old Thomas Moore is shown leading the “Sounds of America” choir and ...
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