Collaborators

 

Sharon Diaz LPC, LADC
Author - Melodee Roo & The Wantoks Too! Letters For Grieving Children Like You, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist for 40 years

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Donald Wu
Illustrator

Melodee Roo & The Wantoks Too!

                      David Friedman          Composer, Songwriter, Producer        

                      David Friedman

         Composer, Songwriter, Producer      

 

Sara Vincent
Singer

Associates 

Children's Chorus Coach
Emily Bindiger

 

 

Children's Chorus
Caroline Castle, Benjamin Castle, Amanda Robertson, Alexandra Sullivan

 

 

Editors
Victoria Sherrow, Elena Diaz, Jeanne Rogers, Margaret Taylor

 

Technical Support
Michael Gannon

 

 

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About My Collaborators

                

Donald Wu

Born in Hong Kong, Donald grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area after moving there as a child. Years of drawing doodles in school along with a love of comic books led him to study illustration at the California College of the Arts. While at school, Donald was introduced to many different mediums ranging from watercolors to acrylics. Although Donald started his career using traditional mediums, Donald has since made the transition to digital medium. Donald continues to reside and "doodle" in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Client list: Scholastic, McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Random House, Sleeping Bear Press, Amazon Children's Publishing (formerly Marshall Cavendish), Clarion Books, Picture Window Books, Reading A-Z, Standard Publishing.

 


David Friedman

With multi-platinum recordings, Broadway shows, Disney Animated Films, Television scores, and a teaching and lecturing career that spans the nation, David Friedman is truly someone who has made a major mark in all areas of show business.

After spending several years conducting musicals on Broadway, including Grease, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Song and Dance, David went to Hollywood where he was the conductor and vocal arranger on such Disney classics as Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This led to David writing music and lyrics for Disney's Aladdin and the King of Thieves, scoring three animated television series (Happy Ness, Sky Dancers and Dragon Flyz) and the film Trick, and a 13-year stint as music supervisor and vocal arranger of Broadway's Beauty & The Beast. 

David's multi-platinum selling song "Open Your Eyes To Love" was featured on the soundtrack of The Lizzie McGuire Movie and he wrote the opening song for Disney's sequel to Bambi, (sung by Allison Krauss) which was released to record-breaking sales.

David is a feature on the Today Show - Everyone Has a Story. And David was commissioned by Sharon Diaz LPC, LADC to write the original theme song - I'm Your Healing Melodee for Melodee Roo & The Wantoks Too! Letters For Grieving Children Like You. Six of his songs are included in the letters. 

 

Sara Vincent

All songs are sung by Sara Vincent, whose beautiful voice brings soothing reassurance to a sad heart. She is a wife, mother of twins, and a para-professional for students with special needs. She is Sharon Diaz's niece and the cousin to Chris, whose death inspired the creation of Melodee Roo & The Wantoks Too! Letters For Grieving Children Like You. Her friends call her the Queen of Disney Quizzes because of her love of all things Disney.   

 


It Takes A Team To Help A Child.

Melodee Roo & The Wantoks Too!

Letters For Grieving Children Like You

Could Not Have Existed Without The Help Of Some Wonderful People

 

Thanks to David Friedman, Emily Bindiger

and the Kids Chorus for the song: We Can Be Kind

 
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Melodee Roo & The Wantoks Too! 

2 Enterprise Dr. Suite 303

Shelton, CT. 06484

Or call Sharon Diaz LPC, LADC at 203.212.8217