Percussive storytelling recordings

The Lost Bicycle

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The Lost Bicycle, released in May 2010, is my debut CD featuring original percussive stories. The CD itself is organized like a trip to the theatre. It consists of a prelude, three acts of two stories each, two fun-filled intermezzos, and a postlude. The stories are a mix of original tales (The Lost Bicycle; Phonetic Punctuation; Ponderosa Pine) and adapted folk tales (Tikki Tikki Tembo; Njovu; The Turnip).


The Lost Bicycle was awarded a gold medal by the NAPPA Parenting Awards, a silver medal by the Parent’s Choice Foundation, World Storytelling Honors, and a Preferred Choice by Creative Child Magazine. In addition, NAPPA named it a best value and one of 13 top children’s products for 2010.

Drum Factory

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Drum Factory, released on Sono Luminus Records in 2016, is my second CD of percussive stories. The CD is designed similarly to The Lost Bicycle, with a prelude, two percussive intermezzos, and seven stories. The stories are a mix of original tales (Black Bear and Mountain Lion; Hatchling; Bright, Green Leaves) and adapted folk tales (Harumph!; Drum Factory; Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly; I'm My Own Grandpa). 


Drum Factory received a Parent’s Choice Silver Award, three nominations at the 2016 Independent Music Awards, and was named CD of Year by Creative Child.