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2017 Annual International Conference
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Fiddle QuestFor children, FiddleQuest is an island of community and fun in a sea of competition and perfectionism. For adults, it is a cloud-based violin curriculum and site developed to get more kids playing music and keep them playing. Developed by, and for, teachers, it uses music from fiddle and violin traditions around the world, builds skills like improvisation, and offers kid-friendly technology to help students practice more effectively between lessons. fiddlequest.com

Music For Minors IIMFMII’s mission is to nurture the love and literacy of music in children’s classrooms and lives through singing/signing songs, rhythmic movement/dance, instrumentation, listening appreciation and performance opportunities at school sites and in the East Bay communities that it serves. MFMII recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers who serve almost 5,000 children weekly with 1/2 hour music enrichment lessons throughout the school year.

KidzmusicKidzMusic, a community of more than 50 of the nation’s best children’s musicians for the past 10 years, is happy to now be a part of the Children’s Music Network, and joins them in their quest to honor the positive power of music in children’s lives. Kidz has a new website and a new attitude, so watch out, you’ll be hearing more from them soon! kidzmusic.com

Pam DonkinPam is an award-winning children's artist on the acclaimed children's record label A Gentle Wind, and has appeared nationally. Her three recordings, Music is Magic, Friendship Stew and A Hop, Skip and a Jump inspire all kinds of activity and are perfect for preK to grade 2 classes. Pam is also Director of Peninsula Music Together running about 50 classes per week with six teachers. www.pamdonkin.com

Confetti ParkThe Confetti Park podcast and radio program, hosted by Katy Hobgood Ray, features music and stories spun in Louisiana. It showcases songs that kids love, songs created for kids, and songs created by kids. Sparkling interviews, in-studio performances, delightful music medleys, jokes, local author storytime, and a little surprise lagniappe make for an entertaining show!

Pacific KidPacific Kid offers the best line of high quality felt children's products, whose superior tactile-stimulating properties encourage discovery play and learning. Unlike many mass market lines, our products are made under "Fair Trade" circumstances.

Jump for Joy MusicJump for Joy Music encourages schools, businesses, and families through music. Joy is a central spark in learning, loving, and living. Jump for Joy Music makes learning fun, and makes fun a learning experience.

Stufffed AnimalsStufffed Animals by Chris D'Alessio is a children's music album with interactive activities built in. There are songs for counting quantities, connecting images, identifying and developing word knowledge, plus social emotional learning songs that emphasize helping, feeling, and belonging. While the kids are thinking and learning the parents are rocking too. There are progressive songs right next to lullabies with a little something for everyone in listening distance. Best of all, it's free. Just go to TeachersPayTeachers.com, download and enjoy!

Susan SalidorSusan Salidor is an award-winning children's music composer and performer with the heart of a teacher. Her newest recording, Come and Make a Circle 3: Even More Terrific Tunes for Children and Those Who Love Them, is the third in the Circle series and was recently honored with a Parents' Choice Award. Visit her site and enjoy!

Lyrical Learning Children learn through music – even science! Lyrical Life Science and Lyrical Earth Science are organized and systematic presentations of concepts, vocabulary, and definitions. Lyrical Learning uses music and lyrics to teach scientific concepts and information that stays long after the lesson is over. Success comes by providing a rigorous structure of information in a humorous way that involves everyone in the fun. www.lyricallearning.com

Nibbles Promotional Solutions
Nibbles Promotional Solutions: Business and Booking Services for Children's Performers. NPS gives you the ability to focus on your craft while we take care of the busy work of running a business. We specialize in working with Children's Performers so we can focus on your very unique business needs. nibblesps.com

Antelope Dance
Antelope Dance Music & Literacy is the home of Liz Buchanan, a singer-songwriter, music teacher and early childhood literacy specialist. Liz’s songs help young children make musical connections to letter sounds, rhyming words and favorite stories, with a brand-new CD coming out this summer! As Parents’ Choice put it, “With playful warmth, Liz Buchanan invites young listeners to sing, dance and clap along, and to learn a little something about colors, vowels and consonants, too.”  www.antelopedance.com

Growing SoundGROWING SOUND is a multi-award winning children's music publisher that creates positive, powerful and exciting songs to help kids get ready for school and ready for life! Using the latest research in social and emotional development, Growing Sound songs focus on topics such as optimism, resilience, self-control, mindfulness, motivation, acceptance, empathy, responsibility and more.
www.growing-sound.com

Song Wizard RecordsSong Wizard Records and its affiliate, Loose Tooth Music, write and produce songs and other music product on assignment for Disney, Henson, DreamWorks, and dozens of other companies. Recording artist Dave Kinnoin has released eight children's music CDs which have won many national awards, including Parents' Choice Gold.

Grin BrigadeCrazy with Happiness by Grin Brigade.
A wild jumble of songs about a whole mess of things to make you happy, make you think, make you feel, make you laugh. Filled to the brim with 13 musical styles performed, written, and produced by a whole flock of talented people. The latest from Dave Kinnoin and Song Wizard Records. www.songwizard.com

Music with MarMusic with Mar. is a company dedicated to bringing quality, brain based music to children, families and teachers. The philosophy is to use music to teach, getting children ready for skills they need for a successful, happy life. The company is supported by award winning music composed by Maryann "Mar." Harman and has grown from Mar. teaching classes in Pinellas County, FL into an international company that trains people all over the world.  www.musicwithmar.com

Hunk-ta-bunk-taKatherine Dines and her “Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Music for growing families”, has been part of the Children's Music Network family since 1994. Currently, she has 11 award-winning CD's and offers live concerts for all ages (solo or with her Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta band); in service workshops for educators; songwriting, movement and instrument-making workshops for children ages K-5; and fun educational concerts targeted to parents of babies and toddlers. www.hunktabunkta.com

Kathy ByersCANTEMOS CON KATHY BYERS AND ALICE FIRGAU -- A Spanish-language celebration of songs beloved by families throughout Spain, Mexico and Latin America and USA! Muchas canciones! Along with upbeat percussion and total audience participation, the duo performs with guitar and melodic, syncopated piano rhythms. kathybyers.com

The Fuzzy Beard ShowHey Over There! here at The Fuzzy Beard Show, Our slogan is first their ears: then their hearts. We incorporate music with puppetry and animation in order to teach, prepare & heal our viewers through life experience. A true one stop shop for fun, fitness & education.

Spud!Spud! is the commercial-free music video network for families, kids and the artists who entertain them. Spud! makes life easier for kids and families by delivering blocks of carefully selected music videos, commercial-free to any connected device. For artists, Spud! helps them connect with their fans and grow their audience. Look for our launch, soon!

Vivi MelodyVivi, Poppy, CC, and Goober—a group of fun and good music! From happy songs about bunnies to bluesy songs about bacon, there's something for everyone to enjoy. The CD What Fun is available online.

Music for AardvarksMusic for Aardvarks and Other Mammals is a groovy alternative to the traditional music class for young families. The music is innovative, intelligent, and irresistibly appealing to both kids and their parents. Original song collections, with influences of rock, the blues, ballads, folk, and pop, uniquely reflect and celebrate the lives of children today. Raved by media and celebrities and aired daily on national TV on Nick Jr.

Watch this Offbeat, Upbeat and just plain great video about starting your own classes in your area.

Rock Me Baby RecordsSusie Tallman & Rock Me Baby Records create quality music that enriches children at each stage of their childhood development. There are lullabies for sleepy babes (and their exhausted parents), nursery rhymes for little learners and updated classics for the whole family. There's even a DVD to watch and sing along.

Musical Yoga AdventuresStretch your body, tune your mind, and lift your spirit!!!

Musical Yoga Adventures is a program for children of all abilities that combines the abundant benefits of music and yoga. Offering original songs and coordinated yoga sequences to make learning succcessful and lots of fun!

Merit School of MusicMerit School of Music is a non-profit community music school in Chicago's West Loop providing high-quality onsite and in-school early childhood, classical, and jazz music education to 6,000 Chicago-area students, from newborns to age 18.
 
Founded in 1979, Merit seeks to help young people achieve their full musical potential, to remove economic barriers to participation, and to stimulate personal and educational growth through music. Its esteemed faculty teaches a continuum of vocal and instrumental programs leading to the Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-free Conservatory for the most advanced and motivated young musicians. www.meritmusic.org

Music Experience for Young Children

The Brick Church School

Kathy Byers and Lydia Adams Davis are candid entertainers and award-winning recording artists. Between them they have five music CDs to their credit. They have pooled their talents to co-write an educational environmental album. Listen now.

Web Of Life.FMMUSE (Musicians United to Sustain the Environment), founded by the late Walkin' Jim Stoltz, has created two web radio stations for the web of life. Weboflife.fm features eco music specially programmed for the young at heart. Earthday.fm presents a wide variety of genres and topics with songs spanning six-decades and many countries. Please join us in tuning in to the earth through these free and commercial free web radio stations, available 24x7 to listeners worldwide. To see our Green Music List and learn more, visit www.earthdayradio.org.

Music TogetherMusic Together is an internationally recognized music and movement program for very young children and the grownups who love them. Founded in 1987, the curriculum is now taught in family classes and school settings in over 2000 communities around the world. Find out more about class offerings and teacher trainings at www.musictogether.com.

The Uncle Devin Show is a live, interactive musical experience for children by renowned drummer and percussionist Devin Walker. It cultivates the minds of children through percussion instruments and is a dynamic cross between Fat Albert and Schoolhouse Rock.

RevelsFounded in 1971 by legendary musician and educator John Langstaff, Revels celebrates cultural traditions from around the world through staged performances such as Revels RiverSing and The Christmas Revels, seasonal workshop and music-filled educational programs for children and teachers, an award-winning line of recordings and songbooks, and unique opportunities for participation by all. www.revels.org

Marsha's MusicMarsha's Music offers the internationally known Music Together program in Chicago. Music Together is a research-based program built upon the recognition that all children are musical and can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat and enjoy a lifetime of musical expression. Our classes are geared to children birth through 5 years, and incorporate singing, musical instrument-play, and movement that is fun for the whole family!  Learn More

Silly Goose & Val SmalkinAs the keeper of the Musical Zoo, the Barnyard Farm, and other assorted puppet-filled imaginary locales, Val provides energy-filled, comedic, and uplifting programs for children. Every program includes 100% audience participation with sing-along, dance-along, and play-along songs. Her gentle approach is somewhat reminiscent of Shari Lewis.
sillygooseandval.com

Great Lakes Media TechnologySince 1996, Great Lakes Media Technology has assisted educators, entertainers, musicians, marketers, individuals and Fortune 500 companies by bringing life to their unique message in our ever-changing digital world. We're experts at taking your content-rich project and delivering it across multiple platforms to achieve maximum impact.

Ms. Janis Music 4 MeMs. Janis Music 4 Me is a music program, featuring original soundtracks, for preschool-aged and younger children. Throughout this program children are taught about the world around them by using engaging musical selections and creative movement. The program is based on music through movement, which means fully captivated, happy, and active participants!

Ms. Janis Music launched its new website in January.
Check it out! Receive 3 free music downloads when you visit the website and join their mailing list.

Rainbow SongsRainbow Songs Inc. offers exciting interactive music programs for children from birth to 5 years old. Our methodology focuses on the musical development of your child. Our 40 minute classes are taught in a fun, non-competitive and inclusive environment that encourages the participation of children and adults alike. www.rainbowsongs.com

Songs for TeachingSongs for Teaching® – The Definitive Source for Educational Music. Creative teachers can use music to teach content across the curriculum ? to students of all ages. We offer thousands of children's songs, lyrics, sound clips and teaching suggestions. Many CMN artists offer their music through www.SongsForTeaching.com!