Music for children with an eclectic mix of influences. Vocalist Madelyn Marie treats kids with respect for their ability to appreciate good music. Madelyn "plays up" to the children, not down to them. These songs have been "kid tested" for 10 years at the famous Sag Harbor Elementary School "Morning Program" and currently at the "Southampton Elementary School Morning Meeting" where children, teachers and parents get together to sing, learn and build a community of friends and neighbors in song and celebration.
Listen to "Sing A Little Song" CD and the our brand new release "It's About Love", we guarantee that you love these songs as much as the children do! These are fun tunes mixed with positive messages and parent pleasing lullabies.
Madelyn Marie Liso
Sag Harbor, NY
Influenced by singer/song writers such as Carly Simon, James Taylor & Kenny Loggins, Madelyn's voice has a smooth and soothing character somewhat in the nature of Sarah McLaughlin or Allison Kraus.
Working with children as both an Elementary and High School music teacher has inspired Madelyn to write songs that reinforce important lessons and concepts being taught at school and at home.
Madelyn Marie began her musical career when she was a teenager, as a vocalist in the band Sixty Miles on the North Fork of Long Island. She has performed with professional bands in a variety of venues, and her career as a vocalist now spans over a 35-year period.
Madelyn studied voice at The Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York, where she also majored in music education. Madelyn holds a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and recently completed her Masters Degree in Elementary Education with a thesis entitled, "How Music Can Enhance Brain Functions and Academic Achievement". She is certified to teach Music K-12, and is currently the Vocal and General music teacher at Southampton Elementary School.
Peter Michne, Madelyn's collaborator and guitarist, is a professional musician who has played with artists such as G.E. Smith of "The Saturday Night Live" house band, Jaco Pastorius from Weather Report, Mick Jones from Foreigner, Drew Zing from Steeley Dan, Anton Fig from The David Letterman Band, and David Liebman from The Miles Davis Band. He has also performed in opening acts for such well know artists as The Marshall Tucker Band, Billy Squire, Albert Collins, Robin Trower, Richie Havens, Warren Zevon and Lionel Hampton.