Of all my adventures, writing music is the most surprising. I’ve always been known as a “lyrical writer.” But since my grandbabies were born, I began to study the power of musicality (making music with the sound and rhythm of words) in language development. Lucia and Marina taught me that those books with high musicality instantly had an edge over those books that did not.
Last fall, I teamed with a Grammy-award winning writing team from Nashville to create music for kids. The music is lively, heartfelt and really, really good--equally appealing to kids and adults. Some of our songs are connected to books, a few are not. It turns out, stories and songs go together like peas and carrots!
Great news! Our First album, Ready Set Go, made it to the first ballot for a Grammy in 2012!
Our songs act as a “musical illustration” to my picture books. They don’t re-tell the story, but illustrate a part of the story. Companion books and songs are: (click covers for book information, see the Ready Set Go CD page for music samples)
To listen to music clips, and order The Happy Racers CD "Ready Set Go" click here
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