In the kindie music world, Kira Willey breaks through with her unique, two-in-one albums that blend upbeat, danceable music with get-up-and-move yoga inspiration. In October 2011, this innovative singer-songwriter from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, released her second CD, "Kings & Queens of the Forest." The collection of 13 joyful folk/pop originals also features 13 bonus yoga tracks with Kira’s instructional voiceovers. Included in the album is a lyric booklet that guides parents with illustrations of Kira’s kid-friendly yoga routines. In June 2012, she released the uptempo single, "Dancing with my Daddy," which has kids and dads everywhere doing the rhumba!
Kira's new album, "Kings & Queens of the Forest," has already won a 2012 Parents' Choice Award, as well as two songwriting awards: The Independent Music Award for Best Children's Song, and Third Place in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition--both for the leadoff track "Roller Coaster!"
In 1996 Kira became certified to teach yoga to children and founded Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids. A year later, she released her first album, "Dance for the Sun: Yoga Songs for Kids," which garnered many music-industry accolades, including the Independent Music Award for Best Children’s Album. In 2008, Dell featured her song “Colors” in a worldwide media campaign, which earned her fans around the globe.
Kira’s new album, "Kings & Queens of the Forest," is available on iTunes, CDBaby.com, and her website www.firefliesyoga.com. In the upcoming months, she and her band will perform in eastern Pennsylvania and the New York City tri-state area. Kira is currently working on a lullaby album as well as a family music collection for future release.