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The best kept secret in music

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Over the years we have listened to more than our share of musical CD's aimed at teaching children everything from the alphabet to algebra. In some cases they hit their mark while others, well.... What it takes to "connect" with young listeners is a good script, strong production values and most importantly, good music. This CD boasts an abundance of all three values. Parent testers told us that CD's of this nature are best for car trips and we heartily agree, there is something about being strapped snugly into a chair that makes educational music much more appealing.
- The National Parenting Center


Reviewer: Dr Toy' Best Children 's Vacation Product Winner 2004
This 70-minute movie soundtrack offers 18 songs of entertaining music and learning for all ages as you travel around the world and to outer space. The content covers math, science, music, language, art and much more. The unique characters are educational role models. There are seven magical birds from space called Googols who, along with their friends, help a group of children learn their times tables. This product portrays learning in an easy to follow way and the results are outstanding. Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D./Dr. Toy
- Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D./Dr. Toy


Publisher's Weekly
For some numbers knowledge, listeners can catch up with the Googols (alien-like "learning buddies for children") on Multiplication Vacation. Sunny choruses and funny character voices fuel this music approach to mastering multiplication.
Shannon Maughan

- Publisher's Weekly


My kids are learning and they don’t even know it! This CD reminds me of a 21st century Schoolhouse Rock. My children want to play it everyday and I don't mind because I like the music too. We also like the cute worksheets and video clips on the website. Good job! We can't wait for the other albums and the DVD.
- Cd-reviewers.com


Hardly a child on the planet would equate the memorization of basic multiplication facts with "fun" -- until now. With an engaging story line, catchy tunes, voices full of character, and high-quality production values, "Multiplication Vacation" turns times-table tedium into a sing-along pleasure. Kids -- including those of the adult variety -- will find themselves saying, "Wow, the 'sevens' sure were fun. I wonder what they'll do for the 'eights.'"

- David Schwartz, author of children's math and science books


Discography

Available:
Multiplication Vacation (Released April 2004)
Addition Celebration (Released Feb 2005)

Upcoming Releases:
Mutliplication Vacation DVD Mar 2005

Audio and Video Samples at googolpower.com

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Bio

With their magic, this group of characters can sing educational songs in just about every style of music. Behind the scenes is a host of exceptional musicians, songwriters and producers who want to inspire children and to spark curiosity about our world and beyond.

Biographies: Musical Production Team

Susan Jarema, Producer - With a great love for her two young children, Susan envisioned the Googol Power concept. She is an experienced entrepreneur and instructor with degrees in business from the University of Manitoba and Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Susan’s interest in travel and art brought about the Googol concept of LAYERED LEARNING. She believes in building a strong foundation in math and reading, but wants children to find learning fun – and what a better way to learn than through great music. Susan actively supports fellow artists in the EDU-TAINMENT industry through her business Googol Learning Fundraising.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Susan now lives in Port Moody, British Columbia with her husband Mike and their two children. The Googol Learning series is Susan’s first foray into songwriting and music production. She and her family want to share their LOVE FOR LEARNING and are having googols of fun!

David Pavane, Music Director – In addition to creating and arranging Googol Power's unforgettable music, David maintains his own solid career as a singer/songwriter and musician. He performs with the well known country band "Bucklerash", as well as playing guitar, keyboard and singing back-up vocals for award-winning performer Aimee Pettersen. David's myriad of character voices stems from his ten years of acting experience. He also provides vocal and performance training for adults and children within the school system and through private coaching. His wife Krista and their four children are all part of the Googol Power creative team.

Yurgen Ilaender (Mr. I), Singer/Songwriter – A long time performer of children's music, Yurgen (affectionately known as Mr. I) currently teaches his Musical Rainbow program to over 300 students between the ages of 3 and 8. To date, he has released 13 CDs and composed music for 11 theatrical plays for children. Mr. I uses his music to promote peace and tolerance for others throughout the world.

Gary Huntbatch, Singer/Songwriter – Gary's experience in a wide variety of musical styles (including folk, jazz, blues and rock 'n' roll) has helped bring colour to the song list of Multiplication Vacation. Before emigrating from England to live in Canada in 1974, he played drums for the popular band Steve Bret & the Mavericks.

Jon Hemingway, Recording Engineer/Singer/Songwriter/Musician – With 20 years in the music industry, Jon balances his time providing recording services for others with his own formidable career. He has given performances at the Merritt Mountain Music Fest and the Orpheum Theatre, and released a CD of his own original music in 1999. His music can be heard on radio stations across Canada.

Christine Frandsen, Singer/Voice Talent - A rising star in B.C.'s country music scene, Christine has proven the strength of her talent in lending her voice to the female Googol Power characters. When she's not in the studio, she can be found composing her own music and singing at Nat Bailey Stadium, or in the Ridge Mountain Opry, or entertaining audiences at the Crossroads Hospice Society. Christine lives in Maple Ridge, BC.

Krista Pavane, Songwriter, Creative Consultant/Editor
With 20 years experience in live theatre, Krista has come to focus most of her energy behind the scenes as a technician-of-all-trades at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam. While many of her nights are spent backstage, her days provide her time to further her work as a published author, songwriter, poet and playwright. Krista also teaches creative writing classes at her children’s middle school.

Leslie Hepburn, Trainer and voice talent of Cardio
Leslie is a BCRPA certified fitness instructor and registered nurse. A successful mother of two and experienced nurse for over 20 years, she shares with others the importance of fitness and nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle. Her motivational and lively spirit was the inspiration for Cardio, the Googol trainer. And YES, Leslie does make her spinning class sing!

The Talented Rainbow Singers and GoogolKids
Jessica, Sabina, Jamie, Kylie, Danielle, Cameron, Toren, Season; Christian, Ethan Maya, Colin, Masika and Calvin

Recently to join the Googol Power Team for Addition Celebration:

Mick Dalla-Vee, Musician, Recording Engineer, Singer, Songwriter
A main stay in the Canadian music scene for 20 years, Mick Dalla-Vee's musical talent runs the gamut from 'smooth jazz' to 'heavy thrash' and everything in between. He regularly performs with his main band CEASE & DESIST and as the bass player/vocalist for Randy Bachman, and has a long list of radio and television credits. A long time