MP3 Donna & Andy - Computer Cat
13 original songs by Canadian Composer and elementary school music teacher Donna Rhodenizer. Also on this cd are instrumental accompaniments for all 13 tracks for singing along or to use in concert performances.
26 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: General Children''s Music, KIDS/FAMILY: Kid Friendly
Donna & Andy
Donna Rhodenizer and Andy Duinker have been performing professionally together for eight years. Andy''s four-octave vocal range and guitar, Donna''s keyboard and vocals, and the addition of violin allow for a versatile and varied presentation. As the Duo Donna & Andy, they have performed for over 100,000 elementary students throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick since 1996, and have also presented teacher workshops at provincial and international music conferences. Donna & Andy will be presenting the Computer Cat at the Ontario Music Educators Association conference Nov 3 to 5 2005.
The songs on the "Computer Cat" CD are in a variety of musical styles and instrumental arrangements, creating an interesting listening experience. Donna & Andy are joined by children from their two households, plus nieces and nephews, collectively known as "The Relative Minors" who sing on several of the tracks. Donna & Andy are also joined by some fine studio musicians who provide live instrumentals for the songs. The 13 songs on this CD are presented in two versions: full performance tracks, as well as sing-along tracks for those individuals who want to sing with a professional back-up band. These instrumental tracks are often used for song presentations in school concerts and assemblies.
The "Computer Cat" CD can also be purchased as part of the "Computer Cat Song Book" or the "Computer Cat Teacher''s Resource" (songs with cross curricular activities). You can go to Donna & Andy''s web site by clicking on the link to the left to find more information on these resources and other printed music by Donna Rhodenizer, Andy Duinker and Red Castle Publishing. https://www.tradebit.com
"Computer Cat" garnered a 2004 ECMA (East Coast Music Award) for Children''s recording of the Year as well as receiving a MIANS (Music Industry Association of Nova Scotia) nomination for Children''s artist of the year. Donna Rhodenizer also received a nomination for Educator of the year in 2003 and 2004. In July 2004 Donna & Andy released a Maritime/Roots/Traditional recording entitled Fine Company which highlights Andy''s solo voice. You can also find it here on CDBaby by clicking the Andy Duinker link to the left.
In addition to performing and recording, these two musicians write original songs and also co-founded Red Castle Publishing to print and distribute their music to schools and choirs across North America. They have published over 50 original songs in a series of four music books and 13 individual titles for choirs. The local Chamber of Commerce presented Donna, Andy and Red Castle Publishing with the 2004 Outstanding Small Business of the Year Award.
Andy Duinker and Donna Rhodenizer are versatile musicians who are developing a multifaceted career through their performing, recording, publishing, and composing. Search the net for Donna & Andy, Andy Duinker, Donna Rhodenizer or visit https://www.tradebit.com.