WINNER OF A PARENTS' CHOICE SILVER HONOR AWARD
"...a beautiful, serene meditation, which will quiet your family...an extraordinary piece of music making, and its effect is most welcome in the hectic and sometimes frightening world we often experience." - Lahri Bond ©2014 Parents' Choice
60 minutes of quiet flowing piano for calming, focusing, creating, and dreaming. Soothing enough for bedtime and cuddling, but where this music really shines is as "instant peace" - a way to calm kids , bring focus, and inspire creativity - during creative writing time, the often hectic dinnertime, or after active play.
Concert pianist and improviser, mother, and Steinway Artist Catherine Marie Charlton created the single piece River Flow in one magical hour while her family was upstairs sleeping. The music has been marked with 12 tracks so you can find your favorite sections.
Nominated by international broadcasters as "Best Relaxation/Meditation Album" of the year in the 10th Annual ZMR Music Awards.
“River Flow is my go to teacher tool to help settle and transition my class from active, boisterous activity or discussion, to thoughtful, ready to learn behavior. The positive response I receive, both through behavior and comment, is so gratifying. The gained teaching time is so valuable!” -Karen Brinn, 4th Grade Teacher, Wilmington DE
"The music rocks gently, holds dearly, and whispers softly." - RJ Lannan, Zone Music Reporter
"Truly moving - beautiful, relaxing piano music. Soothing enough for bedtime, but also brings calm and focus as I prep dinner with a wild thing running through the house." - Ros Fenton, mother of 4 year old
"I enjoy River Flow because it's pretty, smooth, and relaxing." "River Flow is soothing and calms me anytime." Sisters, Erin, age 9, and Shannon, age 11
"Listening to River Flow focuses my students and inspires them to write with creativity and imagination." - Libby Kegley, 2nd Grade Teacher
"Mmmm. I feel great after listening to River Flow...and it works to soften and calm the whole family." - Hunter Clarke-Fields, hunteryoga.com
released June 25, 2014
Music written, performed, and recorded by Catherine Marie Charlton on her Steinway B grand piano, September 6, 2012, 10:01-11:01 PM.
Engineering: Eric Troyer, Charlestown Road Studios
Piano Technician: Gerry Cousins
Art Direction by Betsy Molina Mortenson and Catherine Marie Charlton
Design and Illustration: Betsy Molina Mortenson, betsymodesign.com
Produced by Catherine Marie Charlton
Music released as "River Flow - Sanctuary" April 2013. Chlidren's CD Package released June 25, 2014.