I would like to thank you for visiting my website. My name is Richard Maddock and I have accompanied dance classes and exams for twenty-five years. I continue to be inspired by the wonderful work of teachers, choreographers, dancers and vocalists, many of whom have encouraged me to create dance and creative movement recordings with a fresh sound and unique appeal, and I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to all of the teachers around the world who have purchased my CDs. Their enthusiasm and feedback has been very kind and encouraging, and I am so thankful to the many new friends I have made along the way through our correspondence.
I would especially like to thank those dance teachers who have continued to support my composition projects. Many of you have now ordered all eight of my CDs and I would like to thank you so much. Through your emails and in sharing your views and your stories, you have inspired me to continue creating CDs for dance.
I encourage all visitors to visit my Link page, and to visit the websites of other dance schools around the world to learn more about them as well. I believe that as artists, it is important to continue to support each other.
I am happy to announce that my most recent CD “Music for Movement and Imaginations” is now available on my website. Please feel free to listen to music samples from this CD. (Please visit the Music – CDs Page) The compositions on “Music for Movement and Imaginations” were written to support a creative and inspiring dance class for children ages 3 and up. If you do not have the luxury of an accompanist, this is a wonderful alternative. In addition to music for basic dance steps and short dances, this CD also includes exercises to help children develop their sense of musicality and their imagination. For additional inspiration, a few of the “Dance-a-Story” exercises have enhanced orchestrations.
I would like to thank my wonderful colleague, Kelly Jones-Hart. Kelly’s creativity, imagination, choreography and insight as a ballet teacher have played an important role in the creation of “Music for Movement and Imaginations.” I would also like to thank all of the teachers from around the world who have offered their creative ideas and suggestions for “Music for Movement and Imaginations.” Thank you to Emily Green and her parents for allowing me to use her picture on the cover of “Music for Movement and Imaginations.”
In January, “Ballet Studio Inspirations: Volume Three” and “The Garden Within” were also added to my Music Page. Please feel free to listen to the music samples from these recordings. Thank you to Kelly Jones-Hart who joined me in the recording studio to set the ballet exercises, which inspired the recording of Ballet Studio Inspirations: Volume Three. Thank you to Chelsea Allan, for graciously agreeing to have her photo taken for the cover of Ballet Studio Inspirations: Volume Three.
Thank you: to Clarke Dale for all of his amazing work on this website; to Chris Dale for all of his technological expertise; and to Kim Fiocca, for allowing me to use her fantastic photographs on my CD covers and on this website. (To contact Kim, e-mail her at swandance232@ netscape.ca)
Most of all, I am thankful for the love, support and inspiration bestowed upon me by my muse, my soulmate, my best friend; my bride, Penny (August 11, 2007); the love of my life. Penny has been a continuous source of inspiration for the creation of all my CDs, and without her, none of this would have ever been possible. I eagerly await the day when she will share her beautiful singing voice with the world.