. . . about Donna & Andy school concert
"I''ve heard nothing but positive comments about your wonderful show. Several teachers said your show was the best presentation they've ever seen for children . . . One boy (Grade 2) told me he set a trap for Invisible Ed in his bedroom. He put all of his little green plastic army men on his floor and if they get knocked over, he knows Ed was in his bedroom visiting him. Another girl told me Invisible Ed was in her bedroom, because her bedroom blind fell off the window frame, and no was in her room, so - it had to be Ed . . . I've had several other Ed Sightings at our school. Some students are even wearing Invisible glasses so they can spot him. It is so fun to watch them be kids. You really brought out the best in them . . . Long live ED!"
“The Performance was excellent and enjoyed immensely by the students and staff. Very engaging and interactive, the students loved it.”
. . . about their music resources
A long time music teacher
"I received my copy of the Computer Cat Teacher's resource and am pleased to say that I have already made good use of it. I am an Elementary Supply Teacher, and I get tons of Music calls--your resource is perfect for the times when the regular teacher doesn't leave any plans, or I just want to do something different with the kids!
At our recent Grade 3-6 Christmas Concert we performed your song "Raise Up Your Voices" as our closing number with all 200 students singing. I was inspired to do this after attending your session at the NSMEA conference. All 200 students were in the Gym. The grade 6 and Grade 4 classes [around 100 students] were up on the stage which is raised and the grade 5 and grade 3 classes [again around 100] on the floor, visually below the other classes. The call and response went from the group on the floor to the group on the stage. As soon as the choreography started you could feel the audience really getting into it. As the last note sounded and everyone's hand shot up into the air the audience spontaneously rose as one into an extended standing ovation. What an amazing feeling that was for the kids. I just wanted to share this with you and wish you the best of the season.
A music educator
. . . about Donna’s workshops for teachers
"What appealed to me about this particular reading session was the quality of lyrics, melodic contours, and vocal harmonies! Donna writes for a range of levels and choral ensembles – from elementary unison choirs, middle school SSA choirs, to high school and community SATB ensembles. Whatever the level, one can be assured that the music is of the highest quality. As a writer, Donna imbues her texts with messages that are thought provoking, and inspiring. Singers and audience alike are challenged to reflect on the message. Donna’s playful side gives birth to hilarious and affectionate songs that children continue to sing long after the concert is over."
. . . about adult venues, fund-raisers: