Raves & Accolades
Parents' Choice Silver Award
Susan's CD, Lion in the Sky, is the proud winner of a prestigious 2011 Parents' Choice Silver Award. Here's what Parents' Choice has to say—"Susan Reed combines her talents as a multi-instrumentalist with inventive turns of phrase and a storyteller's gift of suspense and humor."
Tillywig Gold Award
Susan's CD, Lion in the Sky, is the winner of a Tillywig Gold award. Here's what Tillywig has to say, "This is a CD children will love and parents will enjoy listening to with or without their children. Susan Reed is a top-notch singer and multi-instrumentalist, and the selections on this CD consist of beautifully crafted songs and a few spoken-word stories that kids will find mesmerizing. This is a CD that gets better with every listen!"
Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year
Susan's CD, Lion in the Sky, wins CD of the Year! Creative Child Magazine's Awards Program is unique in that all products submitted are reviewed by parents, educators and professionals alike, offering a full spectrum review.
2008 Parents' Choice Recommended Award
Susan's latest CD, Gather, is the proud winner of a prestigious 2008 Parents' Choice Recommended Award.
2006 Parents' Choice Recommended Award
Susan's CD, Earth Songs, is the proud winner of a prestigious 2006 Parents' Choice Recommended Award. Here's what Parents' Choice has to say—“She delivers her lessons with a warm and kind voice, skilled musicianship and genuine appreciation for the world around her.”
Susan's debut CD, Shoes, Gather, Earth Songs, as well as her musical tribute to math facts, Skipping Round the Moon, are the proud winners of National Parenting Publications Awards. In 2010, Susan's book Up, Up, Up! also won a NAPPA Gold. NAPPA judges evaluated more than 600 entries and selected these CDs for their balance of entertainment and learning — plus kid appeal, uniqueness, educational value, age-appropriateness and longevity as kids grow. Susan is delighted to have been selected.
In the Press
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Praise for Susan Reed
"Appreciation for the natural world flows from Reed's elegant instrumentation and lyrical voice."
- American Library Association
“Intended to celebrate the gift of the earth, Reed’s recording is a gift in itself.”
- School Library Journal
“She delivers her lessons with a warm and kind voice, skilled musicianship and genuine appreciation for the world around her.”
- Parent's Choice 2006
"We so appreciate the integrity and talent of Reed's work - the music, stories and musicianship are all first-rate."
- National Parenting Publication Association, 2006
“… Graced with a lovely voice, she casts a comforting and imaginative spell over her audiences of both children and adults. Her songs invite us to consider the little things in life, the treasured moments of delight and caring and wonder that we all share.”
- Jim Selway, Associate Artistic Director
World Children’s Choir, Washington, D.C.
“Susan’s presentation of music and dialogue bring such awareness of social issues of our times in a spontaneous and delightful way. Through her multi-instrumental gift of music, she brings alive the world and interprets some of those knotty questions each generation faces.”
- Linda Fiore, International Suzuki Clinician
“Thank you for such a lovely program today! Your voice and musical talents are certainly wonderful, but your ability to engage the children while teaching them about music is even more spectacular and a true joy to watch. Many thanks for sharing your gifts with us this chilly morning!”
- Nicole Nichols, teacher.
“Susan is incredibly talented. She is absolutely captivating for people of all ages. Every time she visits my classroom she brings new songs and stories that she crafts to fit our themes. She has an amazing way with children.”
- Lori Mooney, teacher, Watertown, MA
“I liked her music and the way she played. It made me want to dance. Her jokes and stories were funny too. Me and my mom sing her songs all the time. On the first day of school we sang one of her goodbye songs while we waited for the bus.”
- Ben Dunham, camper.