Lyle Cogen is a musical performing artist, recording artist, songwriter, and teaching artist. She has been featured on CNN, FOX and other television networks.
Lyle has toured nationwide, bringing her music to families in cities across America.
Lyle's record label, MalZac Music has produced three recordings, "Friends Like You And Me," "My Name Is Lyle," and "Lyle Sings Broadway For Kids." Her recordings have received scores of awards and accolades from national newspapers and magazines. She has received the Gold Award from The Parent's Choice Foundation, the silver award from NAPPA and most recently an i Parenting Media Award and from The Children's Music Web, "Best Classic Performer for Young Children". Lyle is also the Creative Director for KidStock, the largest musical family touring show in the country today.
Lyle is a Parent's Choice Award Winning polished professional with an incredible voice, perfect for any classroom, large stage or festival.
HERE’S WHAT THEY SAID…
LA TIMES “The hearty warmth in singer Lyle Cogen's full-bodied voice gives these gentle tunes special preschooler appeal. Cogen invites listeners to go along on her musical ride with bouncy swing, jazz and pop rhythms in such songs as "Nursery Rhyme Uh-Oh," "Floppy Socks," "Animal Ride" (with clues to animal identities) and "Move It to the Beat," a bouncy medley of play songs.”
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL “Lyle Cogen's first album proves her to be a fresh voice in the world of children's recordings. With her Eydie Gorme-like belting Broadway voice, Cogen is a refreshing change from airy alto folksingers. She is also a songwriter, penning the music and lyrics on (two co-written by Jeff Gottschalk). The musical accompaniment is rich, with strings, horns, percussion and piano. "Friends Like You and Me" is an up beat pop song. "Floppy Socks" and "P-I-Z-Z-A" are nifty songs. 'Animal Ride" is a guessing game tune, with animal noises and clues in the lyrics so you can guess which animal is being described. “This Song Is a Song for You" is done twice, once as a simple ballad and then as a swinging Band number where Cogen sounds like all three Andrews Sisters. "A Song for Earth" is a calypso number about brotherhood. “A Song for Song Mallory" is a lullaby derived from "Hush Little Baby." "Move It TO The Beat" combines several
traditional children's songs into a movement piece. Cogen's innovative recording features a voice that will be equally appealing to parents and children.” -Penny Peck; San Leandro Public Library, CA
CHICAGO TRIBUNE “Lyle Cogen, in her release "Friends, Like You and Me", sings 10 original songs that treat the subjects that children know best whether it be friendship and love and plenty of
smiles or familiar animals and a recipe to make a pizza pie. Backed up by a full orchestra, Cogen brings her infectious energy to all sorts of musical styles ranging from pop to hip-hop and imbues them with the pizazz of an old-fashioned Broadway musical.”
FAMILY FUN MAGAZINE “...Direct and catchy songs, which Lyle Cogen belts out with the bravura of a Broadway Diva...”
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “Like The best of classic children’s music...Cogen’s effort is heartfelt, skillfully composed and clever...”
“Artists like yourself who teach children to sing about their feelings are a cherished treasure in these times of CD ROM and Multimedia computers.”
...A.P. - Psychologist & Parent
“When I play your tape to the delight of my students, they seem to drop everything they are doing to run to the tape deck and dance. We have acted out many of the songs.”
...C.P. - Early Childhood Educator
“My 2 year old looks at the stereo and says, Mommy, put Lyle on!” Then she can’t stay still....she’s actually doing what the songs say. It’s the kind of music that I find myself humming through the day...This is one parent who will never stop singing your praises!!!”
...M.A.S. - Parent