The compact disc includes 21 original compositions and arrangements by Kerri Lynn Nichols to accompany, and encourage creative movement in young children. Especially designed for early childhood teachers, these delightful instrumental arrangements inspire and delight. Each piece is composed with a mood, style, tempo, or imaginative idea in mind. Each CD contains extensive liner notes with activities and suggestions for using the music on the CD. The music also supports the material presented in Kerri Lynn Nichols excellent text for movement education, Music For Dancers. Kerri Lynn Nichols has been a teacher of Orff-Schulwerk for twenty-seven years, receiving her Master level Orff certification from the University of CA, Santa Cruz and the University of Memphis and attended the international course at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Ms. Nichols has taught all ages in both the public and private sectors and presents workshops for state, national and international conferences. She was the guest presenter for The Chinese Orff Association where she trained 150 teachers from various provinces and returned this past summer to extend that work. She designs and implements courses for educators in music through movement, academic integration and brain-based learning. Currently, she uses music and movement to teach kindergarten at Southworth Elementary in Yelm and directs The Olympia Peace Choir which she founded. THE MAGIC OF MUSIC AND DANCE belongs to every person. . .it is our birthright to sing, dance and play! Our approach to music and movement education and performance centers around four guiding principles: When we sing, dance and play, we are empowered. When we sing, dance and play, we build an inclusive, global community. When we sing, dance and play, we strengthen our hearts, minds, bodies and spirits. When we sing, dance and play, we bring healing to our world and it's people.