A wonderful collection of fun songs for kids (and adults) about artists and art. Created solely by elementary art teacher/musican Greg Percy, this CD uses humorous lyrics and multiple musical styles from "pop to polka to punk" to spark listener interest and to delve into the ever-engaging world of art. You'll hear the Picasso Polka ("One eye looks straight ahead, the other to the right...") and Van Gogh (No Stereo) ("Van Gogh, he couldn't hear in stereo..."). The driving beat of Michelangelo Mad, along with The Red and Yellow Blues, Roy G. Biv, and The Secondary Samba will make you want to get up and dance. These songs, along with the country twang of I Draw the Line, provide an entertaining learning resource for you and your kids. Greg's music again won an award in the MSG's nationwide songwriting contest for the second year in a row. His music was also recently featured on WFUV New York as a part of their tribute to Van Gogh's 150th birthday.
ARTNEWS magazine editor Carly Berwick recently ran a story about Greg's music and explained it was a "veritable goldmine"....
SCHOLASTIC INSTRUCTOR (Jan 2005) ran an article about Greg using music in his classroom to enhance his art curriculum.
DJ Uncle Chris of WTUL has featured Greg's music numerous times on his morning show.
Host Pete Fornatale of WFUV's "Mixed Bag" radio show said "You should check it out for yourself....especially if you're involved in teaching art..."
Greg is an accomplished musician who began writing songs for his classroom as a way to teach his kindergarteners about the primary colors. If you ask a Schenk Elementary student what the primary colors are, it is likely the response will be sung instead of spoken. It's a hoot!
Be Sure to Check Out "Songs in the Key of Art Volumes 2,3,4 and 5"!
Official Website is http://www.songsinthekeyofart.com