As a professional mobile DJ for fifteen years – playing other people’s recordings, I gained a reputation for filling up the dance floors by knowing exactly what to play for adults and school age children. Then one day, I was hired for my first pre-school dance. Not much happened on the dancefloor. The available children’s music did not connect with the audience when I played it as a DJ. The only thing that seemed to work was me getting out there with the kids and performing myself! So, when that pre-school hired me back, I dusted off my guitar and brought it along with me. The reception I received from both children and adults was far beyond my wildest expectations. Everybody was excited! Highland Park hired me for my weekly pre-school music program. People just kept coming back! Then they started asking for a CD, and then another and then another.
Along the way, I learned that children don’t come to dance, they come to play -and to be part of the show. Accordingly, I call my following -my playgroup and I call my shows “Play Dates.” By purchasing my CD, you are joining my playgroup. I thank you and welcome you.
We have some beliefs in our playgroup:
We believe in making music that is fun and developmentally appropriate.
We believe in songs that make it easy for parents and children to dance together.
We believe in choreography that is as good for your mind and emotions as it is for your body.
We are on a mission to help build playful family environments through uplifting lyrics and rhythms.
We are asking you to help us to spread the word by singing along with your kids.
I believe music can be one of the most important tools out there for your child’s physical and psychological development. My mission is to make it more accessible to your family.