The SONG LIBRARY is a wonderful collection of art songs for children of all ages. Hearing and learning to sing these beautiful songs
will enrich a child's life musically and artistically. The Song Library is a valuable resource to develop the child's musical vocabulary through
experience with the whole language of music. Its rich tonal and rhythmic content, sensitive and whimsical texts, and lovely piano accompaniments
will enhance a child's musical experience.
Beth Bolton, Associate Professor of Music Education, Temple University
"The Come Children Sing Institute SONG LIBRARY has been an invaluable resource in
my music classroom, offering flexibility and variety in lesson planning at all levels of musicianship. Children of all musical and
chronological ages have been enchanted by these songs. Lovely poetry and original lyrics are combined with tonalities and meters in
a delightful way that truly engages their musicianship. I am very excited that the Song Library is now sequentially organized and
easily accessible on computer."
Lea Lamb, Former Music Teacher, Oakwood Elementary School, Lemont, Illinois
"I have been using Mary Ellen Pinzino's
songs with my students for several years. The children not only enjoy these songs, but
are often mesmerized by them, as they speak to the artistry and musicianship in each child.
Pinzino has used some of the best poetry for children, beautifully blending text and melody
in the richness of different tonalities and meters. Pinzino's SONG LIBRARY is a rare musical gem."
Carol Wickersham, Music Teacher, Nathan Hale Elementary School,
"I highly recommend the songs written for musicals. These songs make every child a star! They showcase the beauty of children,
offering a marvelous vehicle for self-expression. They allow teachers to design tailor-made musicals for their students, whatever the
creativity of the teacher or students. With or without props, costumes or scenery, these songs celebrate the joy of children!"
Kim Morgan, Artistic Director, New York musical theater
Dear Mary Ellen, Thanks for sending the Sampler! You are obviously well acquainted
with the needs of children, for you are a genius at composing the exactly right type
of song. The music fits in violin as well, as the keys match the Suzuki reading levels.
Use of major, minor, dorian, phrygian modes and strong rhythmic structure enhances teaching
possibilities. I wish to congratulate you on your marvelous ability and look forward
to sharing it with my violin, (including the activities suggested) students!
I remember very well your teaching
you were so creative and sensitive, making learning a joyous activity. Your music is an extension of your understanding of children. I wish you much success as you continue to help children! It was a pleasure to read through
the delightful music! Best wishes.
Margery Aber, Emerita Professor of Music, Founder/Director Suzuki Program, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point