writing new music for kids part 2

Carol Dabney teacher, musician, author

…is composing new music for children to enjoy and learn from. Her music videos can be seen on YouTube at Dabohana. Share and Subscribe.

Story behind the song, “You’re My Friend” was just one of the songs written to accompany her newest storybook “Butterfly Dreams, A Friendship takes Flight” published by Et Alia Press. The story is about friendship and encouragement. Helping a friend believe in their dreams through difficult times.

Carol is a preschool music teacher that always wants to nurture friendships among her students. The meaning of friendship. How to cherish the value of friendship. How to be a friend. How to encourage a friend even if they are very different, (such as in her storybook.)

Butterfly Dreams, A friendship Takes Flight – A bedtime story for young children is available on Amazon, or look for discounts by going to https://www.etaliapress.com/authors#/carol-dabney/

Raised on a farm in Arkansas… is a music teacher at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Day School in Little Rock.

You’re my Friend

“I’m so glad you’re my friend. Call you on the phone anytime to talk. Let’s go fishing or just take a walk. I’m so glad you’re my friend. I’m so glad you’re my friend. You push me on the swing so I can reach the ski. Always by my side when something makes me cry. I’m so glad you’re my friend. “

One of the watercolor illustrations used in her storybook, Butterfly Dreams, A Friendship Takes Flight. Watercolor artwork by Carol Dabney

Carol is Face-timing with grandchildren and Zooming with students having tea time sing along songs and storytime. Staying connected and building the bonds of friendship even while the Coronavirus Pandemic has us sheltering at home.

Anyone can hear the stories and songs anytime on her YouTube channel on dabohana https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDluLLAyEJVzyrsCelEjvDw

Tea Time story and song with Miss Carol
Butterflies and Honeybees song
Storybook Butterfly Dreams, A Friendship Takes Flight
Butterfly Dreams

We all have dreams, but what if they are too big?

After Lily-Jane helps her grandmother build a butterfly habitat, a close look at a caterpillar’s spots sends her stumbling in disbelief. “Me llamo Carlos,” says the charming little caterpillar, and an extraordinary friendship is born. But when Carlos becomes trapped in his chrysalis, his dream of wings seems more out of reach than ever before.

As readers discover the tremendous power of encouraging words to nurture a friend past paralyzing self-doubt even when it means letting them go to fulfill their destiny, Carlos learns whether friendship and faith are enough to help him soar on the wings of a dream that may be just the right size.

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Butterfly Dreams is ideal for classroom readings as students await butterflies emerging from their chrysalises as well as celebrations on the big day when butterflies are released into the sky to migrate south. It is also the perfect gift for coming of age, when a friend moves away, or any time someone needs an extra nudge of encouragement to dream big.

Grandsons Aaron and Benny enjoy the story at bedtime.
YouTube Carol Dabney Dabohana

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May you be blessed with friendship.

Feb readings on Big Island 2013

Children hear stories presented by author Carol Dabney

Children hear stories presented by author Carol Dabney

Ronnie, Carol and Corrine school reading

Ronnie, Carol and Corrine school reading

Children hear story of Military Mommy as Author Carol Dabney presents reading and singing program for schools on Hawaii's Big Island during the month of Feb 2013

Children hear story of Military Mommy as Author Carol Dabney presents reading and singing program for schools on Hawaii’s Big Island during the month of Feb 2013

Author Carol Dabney present program of music and reading at Keikiland Preschool in the Hawaiian Islands Feb 2013

Author Carol Dabney present program of music and reading at Keikiland Preschool in the Hawaiian Islands Feb 2013

Singing original songs and reading by author Carol Dabney

Singing original songs and reading by author Carol Dabney

Keikis at Preschool rreading

Keikis at Preschool rreading

Auntie Arlene helps auntie Carol get to the schools on the Big Island

Auntie Arlene helps auntie Carol get to the schools on the Big Island

Feb 2013 reading, singing at Keikiland

Feb 2013 reading, singing at Keikiland

Feb 2013 reading on Big Island Hawaii

Feb 2013 reading on Big Island Hawaii

Feb reading of new book

Feb reading of new book

Children enjoy hearing Military Mommy and new stories by returning author/singer Carol Dabney as she presents interactive program of reading and music during her visit to Hawaii’s Big Island Feb 2013.

I had a wonderful time reading and singing with the school children on the Big Island of Hawaii during my visit in Feb 2013. Sharing my new songs and reading new stories and getting the feedback of what the keikis like and having some fun. Auntie Arlene drove me to all the places I needed to be, and teacher Corrine had taught all the children the words and sign language to God Bless America from my visit the year before and their singing was so touching. Mahalo Big Island home.

note: I lived in Hilo Hawaii for nearly 15 years and raised five young children there before moving the family to Arkansas. I always love going back for visits. I have good friends and ohana and still making memories that I treasure. Recorded music in those days and loved studio work, back up singer and commericals and solo work as a singer-songwriter at RKS and Tom Moffatt Productions. I worked at KFSH Christian radio station and was the event co-ordinator for the Hilo Shopping Center. Yes that was me!!!
Love swimming down at Onekahakaha beach and watching my kids all play soccer down at Bay front.
The Big Island has a 1400 ft snow capped Mauna Kea with a space observatory and an active Volcano. Hapuna Beach is world class swimming and the music of the Hawaiian people is unforgettable.
We read Military Mommy last year and this year introduced some new stories and original songs penned by Dabney.
take a look at new bedtime stories by going to https://www.amazon.com/author/dabneycdbooks
Amazon books online
music at CdBaby.com
order online at Carol Dabney @ Etsy.com
Aloha