Whether he’s counting monsters, fixing spaceships or swimming in peanut butter, Dino’s interactive songs and tall tales engage curiosity, inspire laughter and stir the imagination.
Before 2003, Dino was an elementary music and drama teacher by day and a folk-rock and reggae musician by night. Now in his tenth year as a family entertainer, his live shows and studio recordings reflect his years of experience as both an educator and a performer; Dino is a master at tricking kids into learning.
“We learn best when we are engaged and we are engaged best when the medium is interactive.” says Dino. “And whether it’s a counting song, fill-in-the-blank lyric writing or a sing-a-long, stories and songs tap into our innate desire to comprehend, communicate and connect.”
Dino is the 2014 “Lighton Prize for Teaching Excellence” award winner.
Dino radio writing received the Gold World Medal from the New York Association in Radio Programming. Dino was a finalist in the Telluride Troubadour song writing competition. Dino has opened for Grammy award winning Bill Harley and performed on stage with the Okeedokee Brothers, Trout Fishing in America, Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres, Mr. Stinky Feet, Brady Rymer, the Sugar Free All Stars and many more.
Dino O’Dell’s Programs