DR. MAC’S MUSIC HAS WON:
• Teacher’s Choice Award
• iParenting Media Award
• Dr. Toy Best Vacation Products Award
• First Prize, Children’s Category, for “The Magic Word”
USA Songwriting Competition
• Honorable Mention, Children’s Category, for “Bye Bye Bully”
2006 International Songwriting Competition
• The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval
• Seal of Excellence Award from Creative Child Magazine
We received Dr. Mac’s music as a gift for our son who has every one made for his age group on the market. Without a doubt, this is his favorite! The lyrics in these songs stand out in a way that’s obvious, as they talk directly to kids about behavior, communication, and other issues or problems that they are experiencing every day. In a joyful and magical way they invite kids to participate in their own solutions.
-Michael McDonald, singer/songwriter
I listened to your songs with my grandchildren, and we loved them…
-Daniel Goleman, Ph.D. author, Emotional Intelligence
The music on this lively disk is so inviting and upbeat, kids may not notice its teaching them a thing or two about sharing and kindness as they bop to the beats.
I highly recommend this creative and entertaining way to give children life-long tools for getting along. Fabulous full-production music for the souls of children and families.
-Jack Canfield, Co-Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul ®
Thank you for the wonderful music! My son loves it and so do I. You have tremendous talent and I wish you continued success!
-Kathy Ireland, Actress
.…a wonderful, beautifully produced project. We’re impressed with the excellent kid singers, arrangements, songs and production. You’ve done that VERY challenging thing of giving positive messages in a non-preachy way and we know that’s no easy job. -Cathy Fink, 2003 & 2004 Children’s Music Grammy winner
A must-have for elementary school guidance counselors.
-School Library Journal
This one wins our approval, hands down! We loved doing this review. Dr. Mac has a wonderful way of communicating through music and has a voice that is so easy to listen to, combined with music that is upbeat, inspiring, and very catchy.
-Education Clearinghouse Product Review
I’m writing to let you know how wonderful your music is. I’ve circulated it through the primary grades and everyone loves it! It’s their favorite c.d. right now! We have used “Together” as our ending of the day song in our classroom. What a beautiful way to let each child know they are special.Your love for children weaves in and out of each song and touches us all in a different way. Thanks for teaching us another way to look at our lives.
-Becky Rogers, First grade teacher
Dr. Mac’s voice is like Paul McCartney- sweet and melodic. We loved him in concert!
-Karen Powell, Bethesda, Md.
Dr. Mac’s humorous, musical approach to kids’ everyday interests, fears and challenges make him a welcome addition to any family music collection.
-Pamela Benjamin, reviewer
I highly recommend this music … not only for parents to use with their children, but for psychotherapists as well. I found that children responded enthusiastically to the songs, and we were able to talk about deeper feelings in ways that had not been possible previously. He is an incredible performer and the songs grew in dimension for me through his personable, delightful presentation.
-Violet Oaklander, Ph.D., Author, Windows To Our Children
Thank you for your songs. I listened to all of them and thought they were exceptionally well done. Two of the songs would be quite appropriate for some of my workshops, and I will use them with your kind permission.
-Albert Ellis, Ph.D., Founder, Rational-Emotive Therapy
I can’t believe it! My kids are so in love with your songs that they have fits if we drive off to school without it. Your songs are so great, and it’s really the first kids’ songs that my husband likes too. Please keep it coming!
-Katie DeLong, mother of girls 7 and 10
Carter, my three and a half year old, loves the music so much she has to have the player right by her bed for first thing in the morning!
-Cary Vinton, Chevy Chase, Md.
I am writing to tell you what a tremendous response I have had to your music. I have used it as background music in my Children’s Ballet Classes. The dinosaur song is a real hit with the 3-5 year olds, and “Bad Thoughts” and several others have got the 6-8 year old group thinking and reciting back the lyrics. I am so pleased to have a children’s CD that’s fun and has an educational message. You have a very special gift!
-Valerie Roxburgh, teacher
I love your songs so much that I drop the kids off at school and turn it on full blast and sing and sing and sing…
-Lynn Kelly, Washington, D.C.
Katherine told people that she got to sing “Give It Back” in front of a gazillion badillion people. We loved the Dr. Mac concert!
-Susan Schmedes, Washington, D.C.