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Learn more about Soundzania

Welcome to Soundzania! Over the years, I’ve created a set of 3 musical albums for kids aged 0-10 or so. These albums are all created here in my own studio by myself and my friends. The albums are fun to listen to: the kids start jumping and singing along, and the parents tap along as well. This is not your cookie-cutter kids music. It’s made with real instruments playing simple fun songs.

Come visit Soundzania. Try the listening room, or watch a few videos, then cruise on over to the shop to order your copies. We’re also in iTunes if that’s your thing.

Thanks for stopping by!

April Soundzania Newsletter

Spring has totally sprung! Taxes are done! and we almost missed the April newsletter 🙂

A couple of news items. First, we had an official CD review by Dan Cohen. Many thanks to Dan for taking the time to listen to Soundzania Elementary School and giving a fair opinion on the CD. Here is a link to the review.
Second, we are going to the Ashland Farmers Market again this year! We’re very excited about that because it is simply a fun time. They have a regular farmer’s market every week, but this one on June 30th is special. Its a kid’s market and kids come out and set up tables to sell their wares. Its great to see them proudly displaying their crafts/produce/creations, etc. We have a fun time playing some music on what I hope to be a gorgeous day in Ashland. Check out the Ashland Farmer’s Market on Facebook.

And now for a shameless plug – we still have lots of Soundzania CDs hanging around. Enough to make a small village, or set the record for CD dominos. So, please if you know someone who has some young kids, might enjoy the music, or just likes good toe-tapping fun songs… please send them our way! On the website, they can check out some sample songs from each of the albums.
For those of you subscribing to the newsletter, give them the following code: ()
If they use that code during checkout, they will get 30% off their entire purchase. Anyone can use that code. It is valid through May 31st.

Thanks – and until next time – sounds good and good sounds


Soundzania March Newsletter

Hey – we missed February. oops.
Oh well, Happy St Patricks Day!

Its been quiet in Soundzania lately – that is until last night. We had a “Lets Make Music” night at our church and I (with the help of a couple of other Soundzania alumni, Jeff Pierce and Scott Powers!) led a group a kids in learning some simple instruments. We talked a little about the three simple instruments we brought:
Comb + Wax Paper = kazoo
Cardboard Tube + Stick = drum
Box + Rubber Bands = guitar

We taught each group a pattern on the instruments and then brought them together to play the parts as a little orchestra. The kids were awesome! At the end, after everyone had warmed up, we had everyone do a little jamming and solos all around. Excellent.

Coming up – Soundzania has a few potential shows. We are hoping to help out the local La Leche League in their picnic. We were also asked back to the Ashland Farmer’s Market (which I really hope we can match our schedules on). And last, we’ve got a birthday party coming up in June.

I hope everyone’s doing alright out there. Drop us a line. Like us on Facebook, buy a CD for a friend 🙂

Until next time….


December Soundzania Newsletter

It’s getting chilly in Soundzania (that’s a joke for my friends in northwest Canada).

This newsletter has some big news – please read on…

Do you like iTunes?

You all know the Soundzania Elementary School CD is now available for ordering, right? But, you didn’t know it is now available on itunes! If you’d rather skip the shipping and the beautiful packaging and just get it loaded on your ipod/ipad/computer… go to itunes.com/scottflory and order yourself a digital copy. We are also available in just about any digital purchasing outlet (amazon, spotify, napster, rhapsody, verizon….). If there is one you use and we’re not in it – let us know!

Christmas Gifts

Time is upon us. Gifts for teachers, cousins, nephews and nieces, grandchildren and yourself 🙂 need to be secured. Soundzania is guaranteed to be enjoyed by kids. Order a copy today
Order now to get it there before Christmas! When you place an order, I will ship it via USPS First Class Parcel by the next pickup (around here they pickup at Noon and 5pm). We are in Virginia, so you can figure it will be there in a day or two along most of the east coast and probably a few days for the west coast.


The pre-order time is over (awww). But, there are still discounts when buying multiple copies (say, for all the teachers, or for all your friends’ kids).
All CDs are $10. If you buy 2 or more, they are $9 each, buy 5 or more and they are $8 each, buy 10 or more and they are $7 each.. .and… in case you are running a day care facility or something like that – buy 25 or more and they are only $5 each!

We need your help!

If you’re reading this, it is likely that you already have a copy of a Soundzania CD. This newest CD is awesome (check out the two tracks here on the website). But, we need help letting people know about it. So, we are asking everyone to talk about us to help get the word out, share a link on Facebook, Tweet about it, tell your friends! There are millions of kids who would be bouncing up and down right now if only they were listening to a Soundzania CD!

Thanks for getting all the way to the bottom!! You are a very special person and very important to us. We love you.

Until next time – sounds good and good sounds!


Soundzania Elementary School has been sent to manufacturing!

Well, we’ve done it now. No more changes – the final mixes of the new Soundzania Elementary School have now been uploaded to the manufacturer (www.discmakers.com – highly recommended and very professional service). I expect to have the printed/shrink-wrapped CDs back in my house on December 13th and will begin shipping immediately.

Order your copy today

Tell me about a children’s music reviewer, blog site, radio station, etc. I will send them promotional copies.

Thanks for your support!

November Soundzania Newsletter

With Thanksgiving around the corner, there are many things we should all be thankful for. It is good to reflect on that. Lately, I’ve been hunkering down in the studio and not had much time with family and friends, so I’d like to thank my friends and family for their support while we put the final touches on Soundzania Elementary School – it is almost here!

We are now accepting orders for the CD here. We will start shipping on December 13th and there is a coupon code we sent out in the last newsletter to give you $2 off if you purchase before December 12th.
Soundzania Elementary School CD
I’ve heard a few people ask if they could do anything to help with the CD. The answer is yes, I need help doing some research. I need names and addresses of children’s music reviewers, bloggers, radio stations, internet stations, etc. I want to send a copy to everyone who writes about, talks about or plays children’s music. Do you know of any? Do you want to do some research to find some? If so, use this form here to submit what you have and I will send them a complimentary CD along with a cover letter. We hope they will review it and share what they like about it with others.

So – thanks to everyone!

Oh, and one more thing, I’ve added another song on the website – it should be on the right-hand side – enjoy!

Until next time – sounds good, and good sounds


Help Spread the Word about Soundzania Elementary School

We want as many people to know about the new Soundzania Elementary School CD. So we are enlisting you to help us identify companies, organizations and individuals that review, play or write about children’s music. These contacts can be blogs, or internet radio stations, or real radio stations, or local TV channels, or anything.

Please use this form to enter contact information and they will receive a complimentary copy of Soundzania Elementary School for their review.

Thanks for helping spread the word!!

October Newsletter from Soundzania

Halloween is here again and all the instruments in Soundzania get dressed up like scary people – ha ha. Anyway, we’re looking forward to a fun fall, and — oh, wait, AAACKKKK whats that ???!!!?? It looks like a music CD !! aaaaaaaaahhhhhh
Scary news – our third album is almost ready !

We have been working hard this month and have a production schedule for “Soundzania Elementary School” to be available on December 13th. We are very excited!!

If you would like to pre-oder the CD, you can do that now and be one of the first to have your hands on the new CD. You can pull those other two CDs out of rotation if you like. We will ship the CDs to you starting December 13th. Place your order now.

If you want a little taste of the new album, check out the opening track – Bus Ride.

Until next time ….. run for your life !!! There’s a zombie behind you !!


September Soundzania Newsletter

School is back in full swing! Here in Soundzania, we are about to hit a major crunch time in trying to put the wraps on the third Soundzania album – Soundzania Elementary School.

Artwork for the album - by Ken Hougasian

Yes, we’ve been waiting for this, and if we can manage it, we will be ready with this new album before the holidays. They seem like a ways away, but that time will fly.
Soundzania has played at a few gatherings lately. A church picnic in Richmond and coming soon to a La Leche League picnic in Fairfax. These shows have been fun, and we’ve brought out the crazy octopus / magic carpet for the kids to jump on while we play. If you haven’t seen it, its simple and its fun. Kids jump and sounds happen.

We hope school is going well for everyone and we look forward to working hard in the studio in October to make the album happen.

So, until next time….
Sounds good – and good sounds


July Soundzania Newsletter

Wow – its pretty hot in Soundzania! But, hey, its summer, I think its supposed to be hot. Time to jump in a pool or through a sprinkler.

In June, Soundzania visited the Ashland Farmers Market. That was a great time! We have some video tape from the show. We edited together a few of the songs and have it here for you –

Where did that funny balloon hat come from?? At one point, we walked on through the farmers market playing “Soundzania”. While we did that, we walked past a vendor from the market that made balloon shapes. He came running up and placed the hat on my head as we were marching by. Awesome hat – Thanks !!

For those who subscribe to the newsletter, use the code you received in your email to get this month’s discount – 20% off anything in the Soundzania store until August 31st! If you would like to subscribe, sign up here.

Well – thats it for this month. Until next time….

Sounds good and good sounds