Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Fall 2017 Music
Ages: 3 - 16 yrs.
Producer: Mayer Music LLC
CD Price: $13.97

Subtitled "A piano bedtime album," Matthew Mayer's interpretations of traditional children's tunes and folk songs—"Frère Jacques," "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"; Row, Row, Row Your Boat"; "Lavender's Blue" and others—alternating with such lovely original melodies as "Art," "Love," and "Bloom," will take listeners of any age on a soothing flight through the gates of dreamland. In his album notes, Mayer, an internationally recognized pianist and founder of, defines art in part as "something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful…" and he has succeeded at that here. The name of the CD has another meaning, Mayer writes: it is a tribute to Art Cooper, the deeply influential first music teacher Mayer began studying with at age 12.

Lynne Heffley   ©2017 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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