Cooking Up A Song Album

By Anna van Riel

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Cooking Up A Song Album

Project 2015-02-19 18:02:50 +1300

I'm Anna van Riel a singer/songwriter from Lake Hawea, New Zealand and I'm creating a 12 track children's album full of fun and interactive songs for babies up to the age of seven.

 

The first seven years are of vital importance to a child. In this phase, and at a very rapid pace, children master the skills of movement, speech, gesture, verbal and non-verbal communication, uprightness and many others. Most of this is learnt through imitation — the young child mimics everything from physical movements through to attitudes & values.

 

TAKE A LISTEN TO THE ALBUM BY CLICKING THE PHOTO!

 

Album Taster

 

The album will be a collection of my own original songs that have been extremely popular amongst my young audiences over the past 15 years of performing for children.

 

As you can see I'm aiming for a rather large sum of money - $10,000 to be exact. This will cover the cost of studio time, engineering, mixing & mastering, photography, graphic design, manufacturing, rewards and promotion of the album once it's complete. PledgeMe is an all or nothing site so if I don't get the the full amount I'll receive nothing. So the goal is to share this campaign with as many people as possible to ensure we reach the target!

www.annavanriel.com

 

 

As in independent artist this is a project I am excited to undertake, but also as a mother of two and chairman of our playgroup in Hawea the need for children’s music has become more apparent to me.

 

Many of the songs have actions so I will also create a songbook that will include the lyrics, actions and ways for parents to interact with their children, including tiny babies.

 

 

WAYS OF HELPING

Whether you are in a position to offer a financial contribution to this project or not I would like you to know that your support and energy are so welcome and incredibly valuable to me and to the success of this album!

 

If you want to help in ways other than financial support here are some things that would be of great help:

 

  • Tell a friend about this project

  • Post it on your facebook/twitter

  • Call your local newspaper and see if they'd like to write a story about it

  • Send it to friends with children

  • Ask your friends to share it on

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to read - would love for you to be a part of this!

Comments

Updates 6

Cooking Up A Song set for release August 1st!

25/07/2015 at 9:09 AM

Good Morning!

I have added you to my mailing list - I hope you don't mind! In case you didn't get my newlsetter yesterday I thought I'd send you a little message via PledgeMe!

Anna van Riel Thunderclap

#CookingUpASong is set for release Aug 1st! 

As independent music is all about word of mouth I would like to ask you, my friends and loyal fans, to pledge your support and help spread the word!

You can do this simply by allowing  Thunderclap to send out just one Tweet or Facebook post on your behalf on the day of release to help spread the word about the album’s release.

It's super easy to do - click HERE for more information on what to do! I need 100 people to say they'll share on the day in order for Thunderclap to send out the message so pretty, pretty please sign up!!!

I've been busy packaging up the PledgeMe rewards for all the amazing people who contributed towards the campaign.

The Rewards will be in your letterbox towards the end of next week! I'm so incredibly happy to have the album to this stage and can't wait to hear what you think!

If you'd like to see the full newsletter - http://eepurl.com/bt1ITz

Anna x

Down to the wire!

21/05/2015 at 6:20 PM

It's all over 9pm tonight!

Thank you so much to those of you who have made a contribution towards my children's album - it is so close to becoming a reality thanks to your support! 

There has been an amazing influx of pledges today so I have my fingers crossed that there are still a few more people out there after physical copies or some of the other rewards I have on offer. Check out the new Mums and Bubs Pack that was just added or the Early Childhood Resource Kit

It would be amazing if you could share this page with your friends and family one last time!!! www.pledgeme.co.nz/3232

Thanks again

Anna x

Early Childhood Music Resource Kits

07/05/2015 at 7:19 AM

 

Here's an offer especially for centres and schools that would like to enhance their musical resources. Take advantage of the huge savings you'll receive when pre-purchasing these rewards in bulk.

 

Order via pledgeme.co.nz/3232

or email [email protected]

 

You need to pledge to see this update.

24/04/2015 at 10:07 AM

Firstly thank you so much to everyone who has made a contribution towards the album. We're 18% of the way and have 27 days to raise the rest! 

In case you don't follow my updates on Facebook - below is a photo from our pinny making session for the Baking Pack rewards.

In order to spread the word of the campaign I will be hosting a Kindergarten tour in Wanaka and Hawea next week. Each mini concert will focus on actions, singing and dancing and I encourage parents to come along as the album has a focus on parent interaction and offers clever tips in the album booklet on ways for parents to engage musically with their kids.

Here are the times:

WEDNESDAY 29th

10am Wanaka Preschool
11.15am Wanaka Montessori
1pm Oanaka educare
2.30pm Hawea Kindergarten
 
THURSDAY 30th
11am Hawea Playgroup
1pm Riverside
2.30pm Aspiring Beginnings
 
Thanks again for your support and help in spreading the word - very much appreciated!!!!
 
Anna x

 

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    Pledgers 192

    Becci Donaldson
    2015-05-21 15:46:08 +1200
    Roxanne Rhodes
    2015-05-21 15:38:22 +1200
    Kathryn Bennie
    2015-05-21 15:04:52 +1200
    Bev& Tim Lockhart
    2015-05-21 14:39:37 +1200
    Victoria Haydon
    2015-05-21 14:21:19 +1200
    Kat West
    2015-05-21 14:06:29 +1200
    bop
    2015-05-21 14:01:50 +1200
    Tidy Design
    2015-05-21 13:43:26 +1200
    Lucy Middendorf
    2015-05-21 13:30:29 +1200
    Nikki Dougherty
    2015-05-21 13:21:24 +1200

    "Good luck Anna, hope you get your target"

    Inge Barker
    2015-05-21 13:10:46 +1200
    Steve Kenney
    2015-05-21 13:02:49 +1200
    Keely Buick
    2015-05-21 12:51:56 +1200
    Monique brown
    2015-05-21 12:27:51 +1200

    "Xoxoxo xox "

    Jeni
    2015-05-21 12:27:22 +1200
    Carly Green
    2015-05-21 12:24:26 +1200
    Sally Norman
    2015-05-21 11:49:15 +1200
    Kylie Laurie
    2015-05-21 11:04:33 +1200
    Kylie Laurie
    2015-05-21 11:01:21 +1200
    Hayley Knights
    2015-05-21 10:59:04 +1200
    Brook
    2015-05-21 10:22:42 +1200

    "Can't wait to jam out with the family!! Xx"

    Anna Ashmore
    2015-05-21 10:19:56 +1200
    Amanda Richards
    2015-05-21 09:59:44 +1200

    "Anna, You are AWESOME and inspiring! "

    Michelle Anderson
    2015-05-21 09:24:15 +1200
    Francesca Voza
    2015-05-21 08:40:21 +1200
    Del Tubb
    2015-05-21 07:46:56 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-05-21 07:30:18 +1200

    "This lovely album will be jam-packed with songs to get the family moving!"

    Leisha Howie
    2015-05-21 07:27:51 +1200
    Alexandra Paddock
    2015-05-21 06:22:32 +1200

    "Cheers and hugs from NYC!"

    nguyen sandrine
    2015-05-21 02:04:22 +1200

    "Good job, proud of you. Mum. ;)"

    Cooking Up A Song Album

    Project 2015-02-19 18:02:50 +1300

    I'm Anna van Riel a singer/songwriter from Lake Hawea, New Zealand and I'm creating a 12 track children's album full of fun and interactive songs for babies up to the age of seven.

     

    The first seven years are of vital importance to a child. In this phase, and at a very rapid pace, children master the skills of movement, speech, gesture, verbal and non-verbal communication, uprightness and many others. Most of this is learnt through imitation — the young child mimics everything from physical movements through to attitudes & values.

     

    TAKE A LISTEN TO THE ALBUM BY CLICKING THE PHOTO!

     

    Album Taster

     

    The album will be a collection of my own original songs that have been extremely popular amongst my young audiences over the past 15 years of performing for children.

     

    As you can see I'm aiming for a rather large sum of money - $10,000 to be exact. This will cover the cost of studio time, engineering, mixing & mastering, photography, graphic design, manufacturing, rewards and promotion of the album once it's complete. PledgeMe is an all or nothing site so if I don't get the the full amount I'll receive nothing. So the goal is to share this campaign with as many people as possible to ensure we reach the target!

    www.annavanriel.com

     

     

    As in independent artist this is a project I am excited to undertake, but also as a mother of two and chairman of our playgroup in Hawea the need for children’s music has become more apparent to me.

     

    Many of the songs have actions so I will also create a songbook that will include the lyrics, actions and ways for parents to interact with their children, including tiny babies.

     

     

    WAYS OF HELPING

    Whether you are in a position to offer a financial contribution to this project or not I would like you to know that your support and energy are so welcome and incredibly valuable to me and to the success of this album!

     

    If you want to help in ways other than financial support here are some things that would be of great help:

     

    • Tell a friend about this project

    • Post it on your facebook/twitter

    • Call your local newspaper and see if they'd like to write a story about it

    • Send it to friends with children

    • Ask your friends to share it on

     

    Thanks so much for taking the time to read - would love for you to be a part of this!

    Comments

    Cooking Up A Song set for release August 1st!

    25/07/2015 at 9:09 AM

    Good Morning!

    I have added you to my mailing list - I hope you don't mind! In case you didn't get my newlsetter yesterday I thought I'd send you a little message via PledgeMe!

    Anna van Riel Thunderclap

    #CookingUpASong is set for release Aug 1st! 

    As independent music is all about word of mouth I would like to ask you, my friends and loyal fans, to pledge your support and help spread the word!

    You can do this simply by allowing  Thunderclap to send out just one Tweet or Facebook post on your behalf on the day of release to help spread the word about the album’s release.

    It's super easy to do - click HERE for more information on what to do! I need 100 people to say they'll share on the day in order for Thunderclap to send out the message so pretty, pretty please sign up!!!

    I've been busy packaging up the PledgeMe rewards for all the amazing people who contributed towards the campaign.

    The Rewards will be in your letterbox towards the end of next week! I'm so incredibly happy to have the album to this stage and can't wait to hear what you think!

    If you'd like to see the full newsletter - http://eepurl.com/bt1ITz

    Anna x

    Down to the wire!

    21/05/2015 at 6:20 PM

    It's all over 9pm tonight!

    Thank you so much to those of you who have made a contribution towards my children's album - it is so close to becoming a reality thanks to your support! 

    There has been an amazing influx of pledges today so I have my fingers crossed that there are still a few more people out there after physical copies or some of the other rewards I have on offer. Check out the new Mums and Bubs Pack that was just added or the Early Childhood Resource Kit

    It would be amazing if you could share this page with your friends and family one last time!!! www.pledgeme.co.nz/3232

    Thanks again

    Anna x

    Early Childhood Music Resource Kits

    07/05/2015 at 7:19 AM

     

    Here's an offer especially for centres and schools that would like to enhance their musical resources. Take advantage of the huge savings you'll receive when pre-purchasing these rewards in bulk.

     

    Order via pledgeme.co.nz/3232

    or email [email protected]

     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    24/04/2015 at 10:07 AM

    Firstly thank you so much to everyone who has made a contribution towards the album. We're 18% of the way and have 27 days to raise the rest! 

    In case you don't follow my updates on Facebook - below is a photo from our pinny making session for the Baking Pack rewards.

    In order to spread the word of the campaign I will be hosting a Kindergarten tour in Wanaka and Hawea next week. Each mini concert will focus on actions, singing and dancing and I encourage parents to come along as the album has a focus on parent interaction and offers clever tips in the album booklet on ways for parents to engage musically with their kids.

    Here are the times:

    WEDNESDAY 29th

    10am Wanaka Preschool
    11.15am Wanaka Montessori
    1pm Oanaka educare
    2.30pm Hawea Kindergarten
     
    THURSDAY 30th
    11am Hawea Playgroup
    1pm Riverside
    2.30pm Aspiring Beginnings
     
    Thanks again for your support and help in spreading the word - very much appreciated!!!!
     
    Anna x

     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

      Becci Donaldson
      2015-05-21 15:46:08 +1200
      Roxanne Rhodes
      2015-05-21 15:38:22 +1200
      Kathryn Bennie
      2015-05-21 15:04:52 +1200
      Bev& Tim Lockhart
      2015-05-21 14:39:37 +1200
      Victoria Haydon
      2015-05-21 14:21:19 +1200
      Kat West
      2015-05-21 14:06:29 +1200
      bop
      2015-05-21 14:01:50 +1200
      Tidy Design
      2015-05-21 13:43:26 +1200
      Lucy Middendorf
      2015-05-21 13:30:29 +1200
      Nikki Dougherty
      2015-05-21 13:21:24 +1200

      "Good luck Anna, hope you get your target"

      Inge Barker
      2015-05-21 13:10:46 +1200
      Steve Kenney
      2015-05-21 13:02:49 +1200
      Keely Buick
      2015-05-21 12:51:56 +1200
      Monique brown
      2015-05-21 12:27:51 +1200

      "Xoxoxo xox "

      Jeni
      2015-05-21 12:27:22 +1200
      Carly Green
      2015-05-21 12:24:26 +1200
      Sally Norman
      2015-05-21 11:49:15 +1200
      Kylie Laurie
      2015-05-21 11:04:33 +1200
      Kylie Laurie
      2015-05-21 11:01:21 +1200
      Hayley Knights
      2015-05-21 10:59:04 +1200
      Brook
      2015-05-21 10:22:42 +1200

      "Can't wait to jam out with the family!! Xx"

      Anna Ashmore
      2015-05-21 10:19:56 +1200
      Amanda Richards
      2015-05-21 09:59:44 +1200

      "Anna, You are AWESOME and inspiring! "

      Michelle Anderson
      2015-05-21 09:24:15 +1200
      Francesca Voza
      2015-05-21 08:40:21 +1200
      Del Tubb
      2015-05-21 07:46:56 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-05-21 07:30:18 +1200

      "This lovely album will be jam-packed with songs to get the family moving!"

      Leisha Howie
      2015-05-21 07:27:51 +1200
      Alexandra Paddock
      2015-05-21 06:22:32 +1200

      "Cheers and hugs from NYC!"

      nguyen sandrine
      2015-05-21 02:04:22 +1200

      "Good job, proud of you. Mum. ;)"

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 21/05/2015 at 9:00 PM.