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Performance at Agudas Achim Preschool

Soundzania has been visiting more local preschools and having a good time! The kids love the music, get to clap along and shout some animal names out. Along the way, I share my instruments – stand-up bass, guitar, banjo, ukelele, accordian, tenor saxophone and the kazoo.
I am sharing a video clip here of the stand-up bass section… the kids are laughing at the sound of the bass (unless its me 🙂

Enjoy,

Scott

Helping the Charis House in Indiana

Soundzania has national appeal.
Our passion is to create music that makes kids smile – and a recent initiative has done just that in places like Fort Wayne, Indiana. One avid fan helped us partner with the Charis House homeless shelter for women and children. They are the largest homeless shelter for women and children in the region – and have to turn away, on average, 100 women and children a month because they are at capacity – and all of the other shelters in the region are full as well. As part of the Charis House fundraising campaign to build a larger shelter, Soundzania has provided donated CD’s to sell with proceeds going directly to help the Charis House serve more homeless children. As part of our support, Soundzania music will be offered at their upcoming Extreme Makeover: Charis House Edition Live & Silent Auction on March 20, 2010
The homeless children at the Charis House are grateful for the silliness and smiles that Soundzania gives them to brighten their day.

Charis House

Charis House

About Charis House:
Charis House is a part of Fort Wayne Rescue Ministries which has been providing shelter, food and clothing to the homeless to Northeast Indiana and the surrounding region since 1903. We were recognized as exempt from federal income tax in 1935 and continue to maintain our 501(c)(3) status. Thus, contributions to our organization are tax deductable. We are in the process of building a larger shelter specifically for the women and children in need with an expected completion date of April 2010.
Learn more about the new Charis House

January in Soundzania

Well Happy New Year everyone!

I’m sitting here listening to the first Soundzania album while my youngest falls asleep.  I’m excited to think of the recording and songwriting that will happen this year as we work to create the third Soundzania album.

Also, I’m gearing up for a few local pre-school visits in the next couple of months.  I will be visiting Good Shepherd Preschool as well as Knollwood Preschool.  If you are in Northern Virginia and would like Soundzania to come visit your pre-school, let me know – I thoroughly enjoy sharing my music!   If you want to see some of what we do, check out some of the video from last year’s performance.

Welcome to “Tanner Sax” into the Soundzania world.  He will be on the new CD no doubt and will likely make an  appearance at the pre-school visits.  I’ve been practicing on the sax now for a bit and its a blast!

Don’t forget – if you have ever bought a Soundzania CD, you are eligible to give one away!

If you subscribe to this newsletter via email, you got a monthly discount coupon in the email – this month it is 20% off anything in Soundzania.  Signup for the email newsletter here.

Thanks and have a great year !!

Scott

December Soundzania Newsletter

Brrr – its very cold here (I know Fargo – you’re laughing at us)… but we’re about to have a big snow storm (I know Buffalo – you’re laughing at us)… but anyway – its exciting.  We might be building snowmen and sledding tomorrow.

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I hope your winter is starting off well.

As for news in Soundzania – the CD giveaway is still going on.  Remember – you can give away as many as you have purchased in the past!  Just click here to get started.

There’s still time to order a CD as a gift for Christmas.  I will ship your order the same day you order it.  I ship via USPS First Class Parcel which is usually 2-5 days.  So order today !!

Special deal (for email subscribers only) get $5 off any purchase between now and the end of the year.  Even if you’re only picking up a $10 cd !!

Well – I hope the holiday season is treating you and your family well.  Take care – and

Until next time – sounds good and good sounds

Scott

November Soundzania Newsletter

Fall HarvestLeaves and Rain

Thats what we have around here.  Leaves and Rain.  Must be Fall.  This will be a short newsletter.  Not much news to report, but I was surprised at the number of people who took me up on my offer to send out FREE CDs to their friends!

So, this month, all I’m gonna say is – send a Soundzania CD to a friend for free, on me, gratis.  You can consider it the start of the season of giving.

Thats it.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!  See you next month 🙂

Scott

Soundzania June Newsletter

Soundzania June Newsletter

Oops – we skipped May, anyone notice?  Well, we had good reason.  May was very busy for Soundzania.
Greetings from Soundzania
Preschoolers Love Ukelele
First, we performed at another local preschool.  Yes, this is becoming a habit 🙂  I really enjoy seeing the looks on everyone faces as I introduce them to instrument after instrument.  This time, the ukelele brought the house down – they got out of their seats and started dancing.  Wonderful!  I recorded the show and posted a portion of it on soundzania.com for you to view here.  Forward this email to your child’s preschool – or let them know about Soundzania – I’d be happy to perform there 🙂

Having a good time at a double birthday party

A Magic Carpet at a Birthday Party
Second, like we’ve said in some of the past newsletters, we’ve been working on a new instrument.  Well, it debuted, live at a birthday party!  It was a hit! The Magic Carpet showed up and the kids jumped on it to make all sorts of fun sounds.  We also used it to play games during the party.  For this birthday party, we rallied two of the other Dads who helped compose the Soundzania CDs – Ken Hougasian and Andy Berry.  The three of us performed several favorites at the birthday party.  We have couple of clips from the performance here.  If you know of a birthday party coming up soon that could use a little Soundzania – let us know – we’d be happy to help celebrate!
Isn't it a nice little violin?
And the moment you’ve all been waiting for…
As always – thanks for your support!  This month’s coupon code will be [click here to sign-up for the newsletter to get coupon codes] That code will bring you $3 off ANYthing in the Soundzania store.  Enjoy !!  Please – share this email with friends you know who might also enjoy Soundzania.
So, until next time – sounds good and good sounds!

Scott

ps: You can stay up to date with other events in Soundzania by watching our RSS feed here

Performance at a Birthday Party

Soundzania was invited to perform at a friend’s birthday party – what fun !!  We recorded it, of course, and can share a clip here with you.

We debuted a new instrument – the Magic Carpet… thats right, a magic carpet!  The kids had a good time jumping on the carpet and making crazy sounds.  We’ve got lots of ways to make the magic carpet part of the fun of a birthday party.

If you have a little one with a birthday coming up, let us know !  We’d love to come out and perform for the party!

Enjoy!

Performance at Knollwood Preschool

Sorry for the late post, but things have been very busy at Soundzania.  New instruments are arriving at an alarming pace – but more about that later.Meet the instruments

Knollwood Preschool had Soundzania come visit in May.  We, well I, came in and brought the standard fare of instruments:  stand-up bass, acoustic guitar, banjo, ukelele, kazoo and a new one…. the accordion.

I performed on two different days and everyone had a wonderful time.  I loved it when the kids just got up and started dancing during the Soundzania theme song – that was a blast!  I think its the kazoo that does it 🙂

I’ve included a video here to show to some of it as it happened.  I will likely be coming back to Knollwood at some point next year as well, so if you’re kid goes there, they’re in for a treat next year 🙂

So, long for now, and enjoy the video.

If your child goes to a local preschool, and you would like Soundzania to come visit, please let me know – scott@soundzania.com

Thanks

Love playing the accordion

April Soundzania Newsletter

[emailed directly to people who signed up for the newsletter, including a coupon code for $3 off]

By now, most of us have filed our taxes (I hope).  I personally did it twice comparing two online services.  I don’t recommend that 🙂

 

Whats been happening in Soundzania?  A few  interesting requests, that’s what.  We are now working on plans for three more performances to bring our love of music to the little ears around us.  We will be doing another performance for another local preschool, we will be performing at a private birthday party (that one will include some fun games!) and are working on plans for performing at a theatre (again, bringing an interactive component into the show).

 

We’re very excited about these opportunities and certainly welcome more requests for performances like these.  We will try to post some more video clips from these performances to share some of the event if we can.

 

We’ll keep it brief this month and move right along to the coupon code.  From now through Mother’s Day (May 10th) take $3 off any purchase in Soundzania!  Use this money to take your Mom out for coffee on Mother’s Day!  Just enter the coupon code ** during checkout to earn the discount.  So, visit the Soundzania Store today!

I Love Mom

** Oops, coupon codes are only provided to people who sign-up for the newsletter

 

 

So, until next time – make sure Mom is happy – buy some fun kids music so she won’t tear her hair out listening to …. well… you know the music she can’t stand after 30 repeats in the car 🙂

Scott

ps: You can stay up to date with other events in Soundzania by watching our RSS feed here.

A Fun Time at the Preschool

I recently gave a musical presentation to a local preschool.  It was a blast, so many good questions and quotes from the audience!  Like, after guessing the animals in one song, someone yelled out “we have very large brains”.  Of course they do!

While I was showing them the accordian, and letting them hear how it sounded, a girl in front raised her hand and said that it looked like a trumpet…  I said “Really?” eyebrows raised… she replied, “a square trumpet!”  Wow, nice perspective, I love it.

They were definitely enjoying the fun we had.  In all, I played acoustic guitar, stand-up bass, banjo, ukelele and kazoo, and I closed with accordian.  For the last song, I played a song the preschoolers were all familiar with (that they sing in the school regularly anyway) – This Little Light of Mine.  It brought down the house – if you can do that at a preschool!  Everyone was singing along.

So, I will be doing this again I am sure, and if you’re reading this and know of a school that would like a visit, give us a holler.

I captured it on video and have uploaded a clip of the part of the presentation with the ukelele and kazoo.  Give it a watch, its fun.

 

Soundzania – performed at a preschool