Terri Thurman Finck - Galliump! Children's Songs & Dances
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Terri Thurman Finck - Galliump! Children's Songs & Dances

Oregon City, Oregon, United States

Oregon City, Oregon, United States
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Ben Raines, The Bend Bulletin:
"Galliump! uses real instruments and real musicians playing songs that would make Winnie the Pooh get up and dance."

Steven Amick, The Oregonian:
"Whether it rocks or rocks them to sleep, kids relish Terri Thurman Finck and Patricia Harris' (Galliump!) music."

Marcia McGonigle, Klamath Falls Herald & News:
"The beat was unmistakable, the bright music and sing-song lyrics original and refreshing. I had just turned on a children's CD, Galliump!, which is written and produced by Pat Harris of Klamath Falls and her daughter Terri Thurman Finck.
'Dance! Dance!' my two-year-old insisted. Dance we did. 'Galliump! Galliump!' Thurman-Finck sings as first a frog, a fox and a black snake, among other animals, jump into a pond to swim.
Thurman-Finck and Harris, a retired music teacher, are releasing two new children's CDs. And both promise to be as refreshing as their first."

- various publishers


Discography

Galliump! CDs released:

Galliump!
Galliump! Folk Songs and New Favorites
Galliump Lullabies
Galliump! Around the World

Airplay:
"Jungle Beat" song from album Galliump! Around the World, made the children's song "charts" on the We Like Kids Show, KTOO-FM/KRNN-Fm, Juneau, Alaska, a prestigious radio show for children.

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Mother-daughter song team Patricia Harris and Terri Thurman Finck, creators of the Galliump! Song Series, have been writing and performing children's songs since 1999. They perform for schools, libraries, bookstores, and for numerous other events throughout Oregon.
Terri is the principal performer with her mom assisting with dance steps, puppetry, and rhythm instruments as they invite children to participate. The duo has been enormously well received with many requests for repeat shows. Terri's beautiful singing voice, her sense of humor, and her magic rapport with children is making her a much sought-after children's performer.
The songwriting team has released four children's song albums: "Galliump!", "Galliump! Folk Songs and New Favorites", "Galliump Lullabies", and "Galliump! Around the World".
The songs use a varitey of music styles, including country, rock, popular, folk, classical, calypso, ragtime, bluegrass, and even a rollicking calliope piece. The new album, "Galliump! Around the World", features several jungle songs with vigorous drumming----which children love!
The albums and individual songs have won numerous national awards. The album, "Galliump Lullabies", was a 2007 Outstanding Products winner in the i-parenting Media Awards while the album "Galliump!" was a winner in 2005.
"Galliump Lullabies" was also a winner of Best Album for Babies and Toddlers in the 2006 Children's Music Web Awards.
In that same contest the song"Sea Biscuit" from "Galliump! Around the World" was named a Best Song for Older Children, and "Galliump!" was named Best Song for Pre-Schoolers.
The first three albums by the song team were named Best Audios for Children in the Parents Guide Media Awards, 2003.
Four individual songs from Galliump albums won Best Children's Song of the Year for four years in the Portland Songwriters National Song Contest.
Harris and Finck recently completed filming all the music segments (using their original music) in a television series for children, "Mother Goose and Friends," produced by Klamath Community Television. The series won two national awards and may eventually air on public television.
Harris and Finck also present teacher workshops, "Fun Children's Music Activities for Classroom or Music Room" for schools, universities, and other groups, including Willamette University (sixth time Oct. 07), University of Oregon, twice, Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children, state conference presenters in 2005 and 2006, and Keynote Speakers for Klamath Chapter OAEYC and Klamath Falls Head Start, both in 2004.
The ladies are enthusiastic about expanding their music, performances, and workshops beyond Oregon, believing strongly that high quality children's music impacts children profoundly!

BIOS:
Terri Thurman Finck - holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science from the University of Oregon where she graduated with a major in marketing and a minor in vocal music. She began her singing career in early childhood, performing in a family singing group with her three older sisters for church, school, and civic events. Terri sang throughout college with the prestigious University Singers, performing widely in the Pacific Northwest. Terri has taught several early childhood music classes through Canby Community Education, Canby, Oregon. Terri loves performing, especially for children!

Patricia Lou Harris - holds a Master's Degree in Music from the University of Oregon. She taught in public schools for 24 years, including music and classroom teaching experience, retiring early to write music and perform with her daughter Terri. Pat has had over 15 children's songs published and one musical play by music print publishers. She has directed children's choirs for several churches. Currently Pat teaches piano and early childhood music classes.