Baron Siamanto Levon, an extraordinaire artist & designer, gifted me with a wonderful painting we named "Butterflies & Horses". It was done by him, his wife Heather and their creative children, Dalita, Siamanto and Lilit. Created in mixed media of watercolors, oils and textiles. We incorporated his beautiful painting on the Back Cover! Thank you Levon!
Thank you Teacher Angela, to show the dimension through your poetic book, through your butterflies and horses. You make my children understand the colorful and peaceful side of this world.
Baron Siamanto Levon
Haute Couture Designer & Artist
Jewels is a remarkable and refreshing idea! This is for everyone - young, old & in between. It's a pure and fun way to discover the world around us and within. I'm proud of you Sister!
Your music is exactly like you! Introspective, subtle, informative and full of love. Thank you for sharing it with me and I want to be the first to buy your book and CD!
Dollie Parker-Owens, Professor of Business Education, University of Fort Lauderdale
"Angela, What an inspiration! You have touched the lives of many through poetry and song. Your words promotes thought and just how sometimes we take life for granted. One of the greatest gifts that we can give is love, leadership, and leaving an imprint that speaks positive. It truly does not matter where we originate, we all have a bond with mankind. That bond originates in the blood from the beginning of time. Beauty is natural. It is nature just like a jewel. It is precious as a diamond in the rough. Well done!
I think it is great for you to share your wonderful talents with the world. The music, illustrations, and poetry are awesome and well put together. You did a terrific job!
--Tanya Dubose, Broward School Teacher
Richard Brookens on Soprano Saxophone with Spirit Ensemble at Mizner Park, Boca Raton, FL.
"What a great project! JEWELS is a gem of an opportunity for kids to explore and learn on so many levels: visual, aural, and tactile. I'm quite impressed!!!"
Arranger/composer, multi-instrumentalist, performer & Yoga teacher. Visit his website: http://www.yellowbellmusic.com/
"Uniquely creative! Angela captures the very essence of what a child's book should be."
Wayne Laglia- composer, performer & recording engineer. Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Check it out! Minerva made the video with one of the songs from the Jewels book. It has been uploaded to YouTube. Enjoy! Click on this link:
We will soon upload a video sound preview from Angela's songs. They were done beautifully! Thanks to Damien Thorr, music composer for this project, Jahida Jorganes for her vocals and creative performance, and to Chris Reiser our audio engineer, for making it happen! This gave a deeper meaning to the word professional!
Angela M. Piraino
Angela Mary Piraino is a South Florida teacher, with an extensive background in the field of education. She has a love for people, musical arrangements, song writing, poetry, riding horses, animals, nature and all sorts of exercise. She has published JEWELS, her first collection of songs, art and poetry as an educational tool for children and children at heart. A truly original book!