A 2008 Parents\' Choice Award Approved and 2008 National Parenting Publications Award-winning CD, Alphabet Rockers is a funky fresh collection of educational songs that the whole family can enjoy. Produced by San Francisco-based music production company School Time Music, this CD has received rave reviews by parents, teachers, and children from across the country, and is set to be the new “School House Rock” of the hip hop generation. All of the songs have been written with teacher advisors, tailored for use in the classroom as well as entertainment for families at home. Alphabet Rockers has found instant fans in teachers who love the fact that the songs match their curriculum and give them street cred’ with young learners.
The CD boasts a multi-cultural cast of veteran musicians featuring vocals by Kaitlin McGaw, Kent Brown, Orchid Pusey, Louisy Raymond, and Lori Nunokawa, percussion and more from Dawn Richardson, trumpet from Nick Phillips, saxophone from Brad Hughes, and guitar and bass by Kent Brown.
School Time Music is a San Francisco music production company founded by Harvard graduate and professional singer Kaitlin McGaw and 4 Non Blondes drummer/author/music teacher Dawn Richardson to make high-quality, cutting-edge music and production for a shared learning entertainment experience for kids, family, and teachers. Alphabet Rockers is the debut release for the company.
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What folks are saying...
PARENTS’ CHOICE FOUNDATION - Awards 2008: \"Alphabet Rockers... is a fresh collection of fun songs. Counting backwards form 10 to 1, the days of the week, shapes and the weather, are all here covering age appropriate topics with toe-tapping appeal...\"
EDUCATION.COM: Alphabet Rockers selected for \"Smart Stuff: Essential Gift Guide for First Grade\" out of hundreds of entries
BOSTON GLOBE: “Hip-hop is great and all, but you know what it could use a little more of? Educational appeal for the kids. That\'s the thinking behind Alphabet Rockers.”
FAMILY MAGAZINE: \"Alphabet Rockers is cool educational kids music that the whole family can enjoy together.\"
WATERTOWN FAMILY NETWORK: “Learning has never been so much fun!”
URBAN BABY: “Get rid of the kiddie lyrics, and this music might actually make it onto your iPod!”
\"It\'s about time there\'s a fresher approach to educational music!\" K Teacher, Kern County, CA
“The children love Alphabet Rockers! It has really added something that was missing in the curriculum. They are learning the words and joining in the singing.\" K Teacher, Belmont, MA
“My kids are digging the Shape Rap... it\'s their favorite. Oh my lord, if they ask to hear the Shape Rap once, they ask a thousand times!” 2nd Grade Teacher, CO
”Alphabet Rockers is a children\'s CD that even a parent (like me) can listen to... this cd is nothing less than BRILLIANT!\" Mom Blogger \"This Full House\"
\"My daughter likes it... I like it - this has not happened before with kids music.\" Suzanne Koga, Manager of Roberta Flack and mom of preschooler, Berkeley, CA
“All the kids love Countdown Boogie Down – they all start dancing once we put it on!” Mom, Foxboro, MA