GROWING SOUND is proud to announce the work of DAVID KISOR (And Friends). David is an accomplished singer, songwriter, composer, performer and teacher. He is presently the Creative Director and Lead Trainer for Growing Sound (a nonprofit organization that develops research-based children's music and classroom activities that promote social and emotional learning) and has trained over 70,000 educators on how to use GROWING SOUND songs in the classroom. David also serve as Music Director for Children, Inc. in Covington, Kentucky serving Northern Kentucky families with preschool and elementary age children. Over the past twenty years David has written extensively for the classroom and the stage. He currently travels around the country training teachers and working with children on the power of music to build key social and emotional skills. His songs feature themes of hope, optimism, kindness, gratitude, confidence, creativity, curiosity, attachment, mindfulness, motivation, self-control and more. David holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelors of Music from the University of Miami. He has collaborated with early childhood professionals and Speech Pathologists to produce music for education and therapy. He also regularly present keynotes and workshop sessions in major educational conferences. David is a certified specialty trainer in early childhood for the State of Kentucky and is associated with the Devereux Regional Training Center which provides training in resilience to early childhood and mental health professionals. David Kisor has also produced songs for other GROWING SOUND artists including MARY HULEFELD (New Day) and DEMI MAYS (Dandelion).
GROWING SOUND and David Kisor both believe in looking at what we know about children's development from research and finding ways to apply this in the classroom. We believe in strength-based teaching and reinforcing the positive social-emotional potential already present within each child. At GROWING SOUND trainings, we utilize a combination of live music, classroom activities, powerpoint presentation, small group activities and videos.
Several GROWING SOUND projects have received national awards including: -2015 Academics' Choice Award-Anything's Possible -2015 Tillywig Toy and Media Award-Dandelion -2014 NAPPA Honors Award (National Association Parenting Publications Award)-Dandelion -2014 Family Review Center-Gold-Dandelion -2014 Mom's Choice Award-Gold-Dandelion -2013 Family Review Center-Best of the Year Award-Take Care -2012 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award-Everyone Is Someone -2011 Parents Choice Gold Award, Imagination Generation -2011 Teachers Choice Award, Songs of Resilience -2011 Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year, Imagination Generation -2011 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award, Feeling Positive -2010 Moms Choice Award, I Can Do It -2010 Dr. Toy Best Vacation Product Award, I Can Do It -2010 Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year, I Can Settle Down -2010 Parents Choice Approved Award, Feeling Positive -2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award, Beautiful Baby, Wonderful Child
David Kisor holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelors of Music from the University of Miami.
For more information on Growing Sound's music CDs and classroom resources, visit www.growing-sound.com.
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