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Randy Sauer / Press

“Dig Into Reading – How can anyone not like this song? This is one of the best children’s songs that I have ever heard. And this is clearly not the first song these writers have ever written. I assume this was co-written as it is so polished and effective. It sounds as if there were multiple ideas filtered and included in this. From the opening instrumental melody, it appeals to your happy senses. At 43 seconds, the song is already through the verse and the chorus which nails the attention span needs of its audience, kids. It talks about ice cream, pie and cake which certainly makes kids listen (and this adult as well.) Then it briefly mentions a book at the end of the first verse. The chorus nails it with “Dig Into Reading.” Not only is it a great message, but the delivery and “singability” of it is as good as it gets. Although I love this, please take of advantage of this and pitch it to groups who support reading initiatives, it would fit their missions perfectly. Great ”

“Sauer, who has been performing at the library for a couple of years, didn't pull out two crowd favorites Tuesday -- his ukulele and inflatable instruments for the children -- but he didn't need to. He was able to keep the youngsters' attention by involving them with action songs that involved their input. Sauer, who writes the songs he sings to the youngsters, said he tries to pick a topic for each performance. Tuesday's theme was "stories that have sounds with them." They sang and danced to songs such as the "Penguin Hop," "Taking a Walk Around Town" and "Shake Your Sillies Out." "I think it's cute how he writes the songs for them," said Tori Gano, who was in attendance Tuesday along with her two young daughters, 4-year-old Nyla and 9-month-old Lyten. Now, when he isn't teaching school children, he plays at libraries, festivals and parties. More can be found about Sauer and his performances on his website at www.randysmusicjam.com. ”

“How did you get started with all this?? I was writing music for my elementary music classes in the school that I teach. I found that the kids enjoyed the music I was writing. Most of the music at first was for educational purposes but I still tried to make it fun. Later I started writing music that was more for fun that would get the kids involved by either singing or doing actions to the songs. In the past year I have started going out and performing my music for libraries, schools, festivals, concerts and any event that is for families or children. ”