Episode #229 – Pointed Man Band

Episode #229 – Pointed Man Band

Ooooh yeah. I loved talking to Dan Elliott from Pointed Man Band about his music and specifically the brand new record ‘Amongst the Tall Trees’. You’ve got to hear the song ‘Go!’. It’s awesome. A blast of energy and fun that will make you want to get outside and play. It’s just an appetizer too. The whole album is awesome. Enjoy this convo with Dan!

Episode #228 – Grin Brigade

Episode #228 – Grin Brigade

Dave Kinnoin returns to talk about his new project with his band Grin Brigade. This is a supremely catchy 29 song album, and you’ll love Good Stuff Kids record holder Dave talking about his group’s excellent new album. Parents, if you’re looking for music that is witty, clever, fun, and catchy then you need to check this one out. Check out the title song ‘All I Do Is Hop’, and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

Editors note * I say at the beginning of this episode that it’s #227. It’s actually #228. I haven’t had any coffee yet. Please forgive…

Episode #227 – Camille Harris

Episode #227 – Camille Harris

It’s time to get jazzy with Camille Harris! Have you ever seen the baby on the subway that brings joy and smiles to everyone? Camille has, and she’s written an instant classic song about the subject and it’s on her brand new record ‘Baby On The Subway’. This is also definitely the first episode of the podcast where the I got to talk about Snarky Puppy! Jams Galore! Make sure you listen to the whole episode to hear Camille’s song ‘Baby On the Subway’.

Episode #226 – Stephanie Leavell

Episode #226 – Stephanie Leavell

Happy Halloween! Celebrate with you little monsters by getting to know Stephanie Leavell! She’s a board certified music therapist and a mom, so she has a pretty good read on what very young kids want to hear. From her website: “Stephanie is the creator of Music for Kiddos, a website to help parents and educators find the music that’s right for their kiddo. She’s mom to a spunky young daughter, a seasoned performer, an experienced music educator, and a board certified music therapist. Stephanie is a Berklee College of Music graduate and is passionate about using music to help kids succeed. She has started multiple thriving music therapy programs and specializes in working with babies and kids through age 6.

Stephanie jokes that she has a low tolerance for cheesy music. She carefully selects (or writes) music for her own daughter to improve their nightly routine, ease transitions, help her get her energy out and to encourage her to share her feelings. Music cannot be “prescribed”, because the effectiveness of music is largely due to a child’s preference. But this is a starting point… some tried and true music that you might find helpful, too. Music from her family, to yours.”

Make sure to listen to her song ‘Shy Little Monster’, which is a perfect halloween song for little ones.

Episode #225 – Narwhals and Waterfalls

Episode #225 – Narwhals and Waterfalls

Narwhals and Waterfalls are here to teach us about SEL or Social and Emotional Learning through music. Both Paige and Adrien are classroom teachers who take their expertise and put it to music to help kids understand and manage their emotions. They were helpful to me during the course of this interview. You’ll notice that it is just Paige and Adrien that you hear. That’s because my side of the conversation didn’t record. Good thing Paige and Adrien taught me a valuable lesson so that I knew to breathe deeply when I realized this issue.

Narwhals and Waterfalls also keep on giving good stuff! If you enter “GoodStuffPod” at checkout of their online store you will get 30% off your purchase! Get that Narwhals and Waterfalls merch. Go go go! I recommend the Tshirt.

Be sure to listen all the way to the end of the episode to hear ‘The Mood Song’.