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"One of Australia's best storytellers."

 Northern Territory News,



"The music and your soul touched stories were beautiful and unforgettable."

Annie Cheng, Commonwealth Carelink & Respite Centre, Queanbeyan Australia

"Anna is an excellent performer, teacher and resource consultant with concrete wisdom for youth and professionals alike."

Jerald Hauser, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor in Education, St Norbert College, Wisconsin USA

"Anna is the most awesome workshop presenter I have experienced."

Workshop participant, Glistening Waters International Storytelling Festival, New Zealand



A funky, folky CD of nursery rhymes & the stories behind them  



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Kids CD - Once Upon A Song

Anna Jarrett & Ann Lehmann - Once Upon A Song

A little bit funky and a little bit folky, Once Upon A Song features lots of musical styles which you can sing, dance and play along with, from bluegrass to tango, lullabies to jazz. Whether you’re a childcare professional looking for a fun educational resource, a grandparent looking for the perfect gift, or a parent wanting to give your child a
CD which you’ll enjoy listening to as much as they do, Once Upon A Song will bring you much joy and silliness. It’s a perfect way for young children to be introduced to stories and songs which will create lifelong memories.


With rave reviews from kids, parents and educators, we’re delighted that Once Upon A Song has been entertaining many children and families at daycare centres, on long car trips, at bedtime, during hospital visits and just about anytime for playing at home.


Inspired by early childhood music circles, my daughter Jasmine (who was 2 when we recorded the CD) and requests by many parents for a kids music CD with a difference (to add some variety to mainstream kids music), Once Upon A Song was recorded in a home studio with children singing along to some of the songs. It’s a unique CD with a warm, home spun sound that’s easy to listen to over and over again (as many children love to do!).

I hope that it brings you many happy hours of singing, jamming, bopping & listening.



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Anna and Ann Tango. Once Upon A Song. Festival by the Lake. Shellharbour

Anna and Ann Tango to Three Hungry Mice. Once Upon A Song.
Festival by the Lake. Shellharbour



We have been receiving rave reviews from around Australia. The CDs being enjoyed for education, for therapy & for pure fun.


A uniquely Australian product that is great value for the long and generous playlist…This is the kind of CD that parents will also love listening to while kids enjoy jumping and singing along.

            Jannine Barron, Byron Child Magazine, S ept/Nov 06, NSW


The songs and stories promote friendship, sharing and co-operation amongst young children. It is an excellent C.D. for the encouragement of all good social and language skills. Children just love to go over it again and again. A valuable resource for all educators- (Teachers and Parents.)

           Angie Lass - Busy Bodies Childcare Centre, Long Beach NSW 


The CD is a veritable feast for the senses. As a teacher, this CD is a springboard into many other key learning areas such as writing, visual arts and drama. I believe that all children who enter this world, naturally sing, dance and dramatise. Your CD fosters this innate ability and is an absolute delight to listen to.

Jane Blonkampf, Teacher and Mother of Breeah, Aiden & Roan


I've used the CD in therapy (bereavement) - children have loved listening at night time to go to sleep to or to comfort them during the day. They really get a lot from it - I love it too.

            Kate (Registered Music Therapist)  


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