Rounds Rhymes & Silly Songs
Dorothy Dino Rice is a lifelong musician and teacher. A professional harpsichordist, improviser, and Vermont Artist in Education, she has concentrated her teaching for the past twenty years on early childhood music, encouaging children to sing, dance, and develop a love of making music. To this end she has produced three CD's and songbooks entitled Rounds, Rhymes, and Silly Songs. She has taught muisic for the Rutland County Headstart, Evenstart and several Day Care Centers, as well as general music in Rutland County public schools. She now offers Family Music Classes and Rounds, Rhymes and Silly Songs Sing-Alongs for families and communitites. An active member of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association of America (ECMMA) and certified at their highest taching level, she is a Song Leader and Presenter at Regional and National Conferences. Leilani Miranda of Texas writes of Rounds, Rhymes, and Silly Songs: 'A delightful collection of songs and dances for children and families to dance, sing, and play together. Ms. Rices's style is charmingly soothing and creates the warmth of a loving, nurturing companion, a musical grandmother caressing with her gentle,lyrical voice. Traditional folk, Native American, old English, and newly composed folk materialby Ms. Rice herself are included. Ms. Rice's tunes and verses show sensitivity and connection with the feelings of the very young: tomorrow's classic folk tunes!'Simple accompaniments include xylophone, metallophone, occasional guitar, and simple percussion to encourage listeners to sing and play along.