I've been working with children all of my life. You see my mom started caring for children in 1964, when she founded The Nursery Hut Child Education Center. I along with my brothers and sister worked and eventually taught at the centers that we established. I attained my CDA in 1993 teaching 3 and 4 year olds.
I developed a music program for the Nursery Hut. We would start each morning off singing songs and dancing to conventional children songs but to my original music. Later on I started playing music at the end of the day, to keep the little ones from getting restless while waiting for mom and dad. Soon after that, I began receiving request from various parents for copies of the songs I performed, so that they could be played at home. Just my luck, one of the parents, Keith Washington, was able to help me with the recording my first CD, thus "Mr. Derby's Nursery Jams Live" Volume I was born.
We closed The Nursery Hut in 2004 and I decided to take my show on the road. I perform regularly with DC Public libraries and other Child Care Organizations.
I am currently working on volumes II & III, coming soon.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Mr. Derby's Intro
2. Good Morning
3. Happy And You Know It
4. Five Little Ducks
5. Bunny Hop
6. This Old Man
7. ABC Song
8. When I Was Little
9. Seven Days In A Week
10. Go-Go Rugrats