Living in Harmony
Living in Harmony was created later than the other "Vicki Neville Sings" albums and is unique because Vicki is joined on several songs by her mother, Ginnie, and her two sons, Jamie and Kellen. A variety of talented local artists will be heard; as well as a small group of elementary age school children on back up vocals. This album has two distinct parts to it, the first part focusing on nature and conservation, and the latter part consisting of songs relating to relationships. Most of the songs are chosen with school age children in mind (ages 6-11), but all are appropriate for preschoolers too. Vicki Neville (Coffis) is a parent, educator, singer, songwriter and musician. She has taught Early Childhood Education for over 30 years and has had hands on experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary age children throughout her career. Vicki began singing as a child with her mother and sister, learning to hold harmony parts at age 3. She has BA in Psychology and Masters degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on Music. She recorded her first album Hushabye with colleague Julie Olsen Edwards in 1979 and has gone on to record four more albums of original, traditional and contemporary songs all especially selected to enhance the interactive experience fundamental to the development of young children. Vicki's music appeals to parents as well as their children. She is purposeful in her song selection, choosing songs with both musical appeal and age appropriate message. Her simple arrangements and beautiful harmony vocals, along with the excellent musicians who accompany her, makes the inevitable (and sometimes constant) replaying pleasing to adults. The whole family will enjoy listening, learning and singing along.