‘Give Yourself a High Five’ Album

Give Yourself a High Five album cover and Parents' Choice Gold Award emblem

“… Expert musicians, writers, singers and storytellers use their talents to engage children in learning through the arts. Lively diverse rhythms, exciting percussion, and catchy melodies invite listeners to get moving; clever lyrics paint colorful mind pictures… sure to fire up any young explorer’s imagination.”

– Lynne Heffley  © Parents’ Choice

Enjoy this fun, interactive CD for your pre-schooler recorded in Nashville by our TPAC Teaching Artists and dedicated to our amazing teacher partners.

Visit our Apple Music page to see a full track listing, preview the music and poems, and to purchase the album as a download. For local purchase, call 615-782-4000.

Meet the Artists

Rachel SumnerAn innovative singer/songwriter whose witty and delightful songs charm her listeners, Rachel performs The New Itsy Bitsy Spider, You Brush Your Teeth, Can You Dance Like That, Doctor Knickerbocker, and Little Ms. Muffett. Learn more about Rachel.

Jocelyn SprouseA gifted violinist who plays all over the world, Jocelyn brings her love of classical music to the project with excerpts from popular pieces: Norwegian Dance No. 2  by Edvard Greig,  Elves Dance by Ezra Jenkinson, and Allegro by Joseph-Hector Fiocco.

Dann SherrillAn expert in Brazilian percussion, Dann creates multi-layered rhythms and soundscapes that fire the imagination and make children want to move with Conga Line Comparsa, Samba de Roda, Merengue Auténtico, Blues Away, and A Walk Through the Rainforest. Learn more about Dann.

Ginger SandsAn inspiring recording artist, Ginger welcomes children into the world of music and storytelling with Somebody Near You, Goldilocks, Winter and Spring, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and Jill. Learn more about Ginger.

Kathleen LynamKnown for her spectacular puppetry, Kathleen shares the poetry and songs she creates for her puppet characters in Billy and the Bacteria, What Happened to Itsy Bitsy?, Listen to Your Mama, Humpty!, and  Little Hector. Learn more about Kathleen.

Jamie LondonA musical theatre powerhouse, Jamie shows her love of all kinds of music with Raise Your Hand, Sugar Slump, and our title song, Give Yourself a High Five.

Lattie BrownA talented performer turned producer for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Lattie loves singing for little ones again with Walk Daniel and GoGoGo.

Mary LafleurA remarkable writer of songs and poetry, Mary left behind a wealth of wonderful work for children as well as recordings of her lovely voice which can be heard on Somebody Loves Me and The Sun Is Up. Learn more about Mary.

Credits

Producer: Lattie Brown
Executive Producer: Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Music Director: Jeff Steinberg
Recording and Mixing Engineer: Jason Lehning
Music Editing: Jordan Lehning
Mastering: Jim DeMain

Musicians
Roger Spencer: Upright Bass and Electric Bass
Paul Carrol Binkley: Acoustic Guitar and Electric Guitar
Bob Mater: Drums
Billy Contreras: Fiddle
Jeff Steinberg: Piano
David Talbot: Banjo
Roy Agee: Trombone
Thomas Anderson: Beatboxing
Jocelyn Sprouse: Violin
Dann Sherrill: Percussion

Lead Vocals: Rachel Sumner, Jamie London, Ginger Sands, Kathleen Lynam, Lattie Brown, Dann Sherrill
Additional Vocals: Rachel Sumner, Jamie London, Ginger Sands, Lattie Brown, Roy Agee, Jeff Hall

Recorded at The Holler and Funky Fingers Productions in Nashville, Tennessee
Mixed at The Compound in Nashville, Tennessee
Mastered at Yes Master in Nashville, Tennessee

Original Cover Art and Graphic Design: Jennifer Wright
Cover Photography: Martin O’Connor