Dorothy 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, encouraging children to sing, dance, and develop a love of making music. To this end she has produced three CD's and accompanying songbooks entitled Rounds, Rhymes, and Silly Songs, currently enjoyed in many homes and schools nationwide. An active member of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association of America (ECMMA) and certified at their highest teaching level, she is a Song Leader and Presenter at Regional and National Conferences. This CD contains songs from around the world, three instrumental tunes for dancing by the Cold River Band in Shrewsbury, VT, three songs by first graders, many songs and rounds in minor modes.The purpose is to introduce children to world music with it's many different rhythms and modes. There are many opportunities to play with your voice and melodies. Have fun! Accompanying songbooks may be ordered from firstname.lastname@example.org.