Myers teacher releases new educational video

Mr. Harry’s Fire Safety Rap already has over 16,000 views

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Pete Harry, shown here with backup singer Scotlyn Hassler, recently released a new educational music video on fire safety.

Harry Kindergarten Music/Fire Safety Rap

Cory Parson, Staff Writer

Myers Kindergarten teacher Mr. Peter Harry didn’t plan on becoming a star in the YouTube spotlight, but that’s exactly what has happened!

Pete Harry has his own educational YouTube channel that has received more than 64 million hits.
Pete Harry has his own educational YouTube channel that has over 88,000 subscribers.

Mr. Harry’s famous kindergarten channel, Harry Kindergarten Music, has spread all around the country, giving new insight on different subjects that elementary school kids need help with on a daily basis, like shapes and months of the year. The videos are often used by educators in their classrooms to introduce or emphasize teaching points.

Mr. Harry is back at it again with another music video, this time a rap song about the emergency number 911.  Earlier this month Mr. Harry released the video for the song entitled “The Fire Safety Rap,” and already it has over 16,000 views.

“The first week of October is Fire Prevention month and I wanted to create a song that could capture all of the key safety tips for Fire Prevention Week,” said Mr. Harry, who admitted he’s tried to search the net for pieces of longer safety lessons but come up short. “I’ve found that by making the content MYSELF, I can easily get in all the information I need! This song is also particularly important to me because it’s full of tips that literally save a life!”

This song is also particularly important to me because it’s full of tips that literally save a life!”

— Pete Harry

Mr. Harry said he started his channel, which has almost 90,000 subscribers, because he “wanted to take ownership and do something that is one of my strengths.”

Thanks to Mr. Harry, kids can now learn while having fun and listening to music!

Mr. Harry said it takes him about 6 hours to put everything together, like the background and the music and the time to upload it. His “background singers” on the “Fire Safety Rap” included former students Avery Turek, Addy Turek, Maliah Hassler, Scotlyn Hassler, and Sophia Rocco.

Mr. Harry said he started his YouTube channel as a way of taking control of his classroom.

“I wanted to take ownership over my classroom and do something that I am really good at myself and use one of my strengths,” said Mr. Harry.