"I just wanted to let you know that I've been doing a jazz unit with your book and it's been AWESOME. The kids love it and are successful!!!"
Vocal/General Music Specialist
Roosevelt, Longfellow & Morningside Elementary
Great Falls, MT
I have introduced the music on your CD to my student who is with me most of the day.
She loves it! When she is transitioning between
lessons she requests
music more than her other favorites -- Mambo music by Perez
Water Music, and African marimba music (from the workshop that
at the Methodist church.) She swings and sways to the music while we bounce a ball back and forth to each other. I will be incorporating the lessons more and more as we progress through the 4th quarter of school.
March 7, 2011
"I wanted to express my thanks for your wonderful Jazz workshops that
were conducted during the Saturday morning sessions of OMEA conference last week. I bought your book "The Flying Jazz Kittens," and began using it with my Kindergarten students this week.They already love scat singing!! I would not consider myself a jazz expert by any stretch
of the imagination, and your approach has lifted the veil of mystery surrounding this particular medium. Jazz has always been something that was rather foreign to me, and this is the first time I have felt comfortable enough to approach it with my kids. My students and myself thank you for your willingness to share your ideas with us."
C Giordano - Cinn, OH.
"I usually do a jazz unit during February and your new materials will be wonderful to incorporate with my students."
"I wanted to let you know about how much fun me and my students had with your Book/CD last spring. We used it as a Jazz unit and I had the whole school scatting! We also used your blues tracks and scales as a starting point for improvisation on barred instruments. Keep the good stuff coming!"
"I just wanted to take a minute and let you know how much fun I'm having with my K-6 kids using your ideas from the recent IAJE conference... I've started with "Swingin' the Blues Away" and incorporating your ideas into it. It's so much fun to see these little guys learning to enjoy jazz. Your stuff makes it so much easier to teach than a lot of other methods and materials..."