Maryann “Mar.” Harman is a music educator with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and a Master’s in Education, with an emphasis in Early Childhood and is certified in Level I Orff. These degrees contribute to her ability to write songs that are musically and educationally sound for children as well as fun and easy to use for teachers and parents. She is the founder of the internationally-enjoyed Music with Mar. Brain Research Based program, Music with Mar. International (Beijing, China) and hosted BAM! Radio Music and Learning Channel.
“My passion is tying together the effectiveness of music in overall development with the current research and creating music / music activities to help parents / teachers put it in action.”
Her recordings have received several national awards, to include:
- “Music Makes Me Wanna Move” – Parents’ Choice Award
- “unFROGettable” – Kids Music Award
- ”Tunes for Tiny Tots” – Silver Parents’ Choice Award
- “Start Each Day with A Song” – Best Recording Children’s Web Award 2002
- “Keep Safety ROO-Teen – Best Recording Children’s Web Award 2001
- Dare Officers State of Florida “Recognition of Excellence” For song
- “Pledge to Lead A Drug-Free life
- John Lennon Song Writing Award – Honorable Mention for “Because We’re Friends”
She has produced the music for:
- “I Love You Rituals” (Vols 1 & 2) Audio Version of book by Dr. Becky Bailey
- Kaplan’s LED Infant / Toddler Curriculum
- Childcraft’s Science Curriculum
- GEOMotion Group
- Get Ready Kids Fingerplay Glove Packs
- Childcraft’s Smart Woman Doll – with song “I Know a Smart Woman”
- 35+ audio recordings!
She lectures independently as well as for companies such as Eric Jensen’s Brain Expo, Staff Development for Educators and Chapters International, New Dehli, India.
The Music with Mar. company produces the puppets for Mr. Froggy’s Family, a puppet company to supplement the songs and also the product for FUNdraisers.
Mar.’s music is available as physical CDs and downloads and can be found in the Mar. Mall on this website as well as through:
- Songs for Teaching
- CD Baby
- Discovery Channel Website for Teachers
- MidWest Tapes
Currently, she actively teaches and travels around the world performing in concerts with Mr. Froggy or lecturing at conferences. She resigned from the University of South Florida, where she was an adjunct professor, to meet the requirements of her busy travel schedule.