View a list of our honors and awards throughout the years…
Chances are, if you have young kids, they’ve somehow benefitted from Makin’ Music—whether at preschool, camp, weekly classes, or through one of the company’s professionally produced CDs. Upbeat, funny originals and rockin’ revisions of old standards, the songs aren’t dumbed-down. Live performances are high-energy, interactive (with bags of instruments at each show and class) and appealing to kids and grown-ups alike.
Main Line Today, July 2012
From May 5, 2009 to July 15, 2009, parents from all over the country voted for their favorite local family-friendly places. The most rockin’ venue for kids to make some noise…oops, we mean beautiful music is… Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms!
Parents’ Choice Approved Award – 2008
Dance Baby Dance
Kids love to dance! When the music starts playing and the beat is boppin’, they’ll clap, twist, stomp, sway, and boogie. Dance Baby Dance is a collection of our best dance music, sure to get everyone’s toes tapping (even mom and dad).
The only children’s entertainment awards decided by kids.
National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Honors Award – 2003
Come Outside to Play
Interesting mix of originals, traditionals, beats and rhythms with a full house of 26 musical selections. Instruments are provided, so there’s no excuse not to play along.
John Wood, Parenthood.com
Best of Philly 2002
Best Children’s Music Classes
Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms
The musical tastes of young children and their parents almost never intersect. The mere mention of the name Raffi sends some Moms and Dads screaming up the wall; likewise, most toddlers are too young to appreciate the subtle musical textures of Canned Heat. If you want to enjoy music with your kids, strike while they’re still young enough to think tambourines are cool, and enroll them in the award-winning Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms program. It’s composed of interactive music classes that are way more exciting than weekend piano lessons, and features music that won’t make you break out in hives. You can actually listen to it without cringing, raves one parent.
Philadelphia Magazine, August 2002
Three Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Audio Awards – 2001
Ring Around the Rosy
Jumpin’ in the Leaves
Round the Garden
Ring Around the Rosy
Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms Ring Around the Rosy, a music kit designed for children with special needs, includes a CD, songbook with activities, lyrics and guitar chords, and adaptive instruments. An essential item for music therapists and music teachers, the songs and related activities cover many areas special learners may focus on — basic grooming, fine/gross motor skills, and social skills. The songs vary greatly in both tempo and style; the words are very easy to understand. The authors give suggestions on how to adapt each activity to children with different physical challenges. The instruments (an adaptive shaker egg and an adaptive rhythm sticks) are made very well and with safety in mind. An excellent package.
Stephen Sabados, MT-BC ©2000 Parents’ Choice
The Fat Snowman
From reggae beat to rollicking accordion, the traditional and original songs on this lively CD will have toddlers and preschoolers singing, shaking and tapping, thanks to included musical props of rhythm sticks and a shaker egg. A full compliment of musicians and adult and child vocalists perform rock-n-roll, blues, jazz, folk and country selections perfect for family and classroom sing-a-longs. The accompanying book’s lyrics, guitar chords and group activity suggestions add to the fun.
Review ©2000 Parents’ Choice
Main Line Today 2000
Best Children’s Music Program
If you think you have the next Stevie Wonder at home, Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms is the place to nurture your virtuoso’s talents.