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Come Sing Along with Janie Next Door

Come Sing Along with Janie Next Door

Spring 2013 Music
Ages: 2 - 4 yrs.
CD Price: $14.98

Jane Christison is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, who formed her Music With A Smile organization to play and sing many styles of children's music. Her approach sounds decidedly retro, both in terms of her expertly played accordion, reminding one of the polkas of the late great Lawrence Welk, and her sunny singing style which conjures up visions of "Miss Nancy" and Romper Room. The album contains 18 original compositions, which are geared towards preschoolers. One can easily imagine children captivated by the sight and sound of Ms. Christison and her large Titano Virtuoso keyboard/button accordion, yet without her sunny presence, this instrument provides a limited palette of sound. Used in rotation with other kinds of music, these songs will add to a music and movement early childhood music class. Songs such as " Can I Go Out and Play?," " Jump Out O' Bed," " On a Hot Summer Day," are all well crafted and fun.

Lahri Bond   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Lahri Bond is a father, a writer, music historian and an art professor in Western Massachusetts. His published books include Spinning Tales Weaving Hope (with the Stories For World Change Network) for New Society Press and People of the Earth (coauthored with Ellen Evert Hopman) for Destiny Books.

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Music With A Smile Productions, L.L.C.

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