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Don Cooper's professional life spans decades and genres in the worlds of music, arts, and education. He is a superb musician and an engaging performer who draws listeners into the entertaining and informative world of his songs by teasing the ear, touching the heart, and tickling the imagination

As an internationally known recording artist for both Roulette and Atco Records, he toured the U.S. and Europe, performed on national television and radio, and created a large catalogue of original work. He went on to score music for film, theater, video, commercials, and scripted feature films.

Teaching trhough Music: Dino Songs & Boogie Woogie Bugs!Upon turning his talent and energies to children's programming, he enjoyed success as a Random House author, publishing numerous music/book titles. He also created and starred in seven full-length, children's music videos for Woodknapp and Good Times Video, as well as Random House. His works have been repeatedly awarded by such industry standard setters as 'Parent's Choice', 'Video Review', and 'California Parents'.

His commitment to the integration of arts in education led to designation as a Master Teaching Artist for the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and a mentor for the Urban Artists Initiative. As such, he created, coordinated, and presented arts residencies in a variety of schools. He is a certified music teacher, and recipient of the Yale School of Music's "Distinguished Music Educators" award, and currently teaches general music and chorus in one of Connecticut's Higher Order Thinking Schools. His creative energies are boundless, as is his commitment to the arts, children, and community development.

"Everything about Don Cooper is welcoming... his easy smile, laid back style, and especially his velvet voice. Add to this a knack for arranging very singable songs, and it's clear why he's attracting fans among children and their parents."

- Billboard Magazine

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