1. I’m recording a CD and want to use your song(s). What do I do?
There are three “Song Use Request Forms” to choose from:
(if you are giving the recording away, use this one!)
(If you are selling the recording for any amount, use this one!)
2. Is your site a secure shopping environment?
YES! We have developed an arrangement to fulfill orders safely and securely with vendors we personally trust and rely on, and we guarantee your experience will be a safe and good one. We consider your privacy & safety to be very important, and we will never sell or trade our customer’s information with any other outside entity.
3. How can you help our busy teachers, especially those with no formal musical background, learn the songs and, as importantly, then use them in the classroom?
During our 30 years of teaching and performing, we have individually and jointly collected and composed the music we share at our presentations. It has been child and teacher-tested and we KNOW it works. We have developed an extensive repertoire of songs, fingerplays, singing games, and chants that are extremely easy for teachers to learn. We realize that their time is limited. Teachers have many balls to juggle when it comes to their personal and professional lives. We have always known that if we can provide them with music that they can learn quickly (listen to a CD in the car on the way to school, learn the song in one or two trips!), they will be more likely to develop musical classrooms and they will be more likely to build their musical repertoires.
In this crazy “you-have-to-be-a-specialist” world we live in, some people have come to believe that you need to be a trained musician to successfully share music with students. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, there is an important place for music specialists in the early childhood classroom AND we also strongly encourage classroom teachers to sing with their students! Don’t worry about how you sound! What is most important is your willingness to sing and your enthusiasm for the music! And if your children laugh at you (which is doubtful), what a great opportunity for you to say to them “I know I might not sound like a real singer, but that’s ok cause I LOVE to sing and I hope you’ll sing with me!”. What a great model we can provide for our students when we help them bring music back into our lives. Its an old-fashioned and sweet concept!