Welcome to Music Audio Stories!
My name is Anna-Christina! I am the author, narrator, and creator of Music Audio Stories! The journey began when I decided to combine musical talents and skills with fellow musician/producer Adie Hardy.
Whilst working on our first story, we searched online for other audiobooks similar, yet could find nobody combining original classical music with original children's stories and sound effects. We decided to invent our own genre and call our creations 'Music Audio Stories'!
We have worked with actors and musicians including the Olivier nominated actor Paul Kaye who has appeared in numerous TV and film roles and was the original Mr Wormwood in the award-winning West End hit musical Matilda and Thomas Meadows who can be found touring the world drumming for some of today's biggest artists such as Kylie Minogue.
We have recently teamed up with illustrator Jenika Ioffreda to create a book series based on my Storytime.
What makes our audiobooks different
One of the things that make our stories special from other audiobooks you may have heard is the strong themed, original classical music behind the narration. Unlike other children's audiobooks, the music continues throughout and is an essential part of the stories.
If you listen carefully, you will notice that the music is phrased with the narration and character voices, making the stories almost seem like songwriting rather than your standard audiobook.
Each story has its own benefits and is tailored towards certain topics and themes. They promote environmental awareness, mindful living, kindness towards animals and each other and following your dreams.
Cartoon style voices are combined with sound effects and panning techniques to create movement in the sound. Try listening to Music Audio Stories with headphones on!
Apart from enjoying the stories together with your child, you will find many benefits. Our audiobooks enhance mental well-being, build confidence, and develop imagination. They teach your child the importance of friendship, cooperation, tolerance, and team effort with everyone no matter how different they are. They inspire movement, problem-solving, build social skills and promote concentration.
Your child will learn about animals and insects, colours, numbers, nature, and magic! They are educational and wonderful for children with impaired vision or vision disabilities.
Each story has excellent lessons which are taught in a fun and simple way. Our feedback has shown that children love to hear the stories over and over again, as they discover new things each time they listen.
Preschool and Homeschooling
Music Audio Stories are great for preschool use and homeschooling. They provide an entertaining tool to not only stimulate children's listening abilities but also improve their visualization skills. Due to the success of my Storytime at London Libraries, families at my workshops requested a package from me, and so I decided to create two Storytime Packages!
Both packages come with a CD of my popular audiobook 'Billy Joins the Circus' and a beautifully illustrated booklet with fun pages and instructions on how to use the package.
My Preschool and Nursery Package is perfect for stimulating listening and observation skills while enjoying group storytelling and fun activities! Encourage your class to listen, sing, dance and draw with this activity package which can be used over and over again!
The Storytime with Anna-Christina Package has been created for parents to use on rainy afternoons, during the holidays or simply on the weekend when you want to encourage your child to be creative, and will provide endless hours of fun and entertainment.
You can submit drawings to my Kids Corner and have the joy of seeing your class or child's drawing in my art gallery! Include first name, age and the date and post the artwork directly to Facebook or Tweet it @musicaudiostory.
Visit my Storytime page to find out how it all began and to read my brilliant testimonials.