Award-Winning CD Helps Kids Tame the “Monkey Mind”

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz combines playfulness, mindfulness, and music with the release of their new CD, winner of the Preferred Choice Award and the Seal of Excellence from Creative Child Magazine.
Monkey Mind Pirates CD
Monkey Mind Pirates CD
March 17, 2011 - PRLog -- Minneapolis, MN—Z Puppets Rosenschnoz (, a Minneapolis-based national touring company known for imaginative performances combining puppetry and music, announces the release of their new Monkey Mind Pirates CD.

A soundtrack of the Monkey Mind Pirates puppet musical—a rock n’ roll yoga adventure—the Monkey Mind Pirates CD (Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, $12.00) was created to help families reclaim calm. Funded by a 2010 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, Z Puppets’ Musical Director, David DeGennaro composed and performed the music and lyrics that tell the story of a sea captain’s search for the legendary Waters of Calm. As Cap’n Fitz sets sail, he confronts stressors common among children—including doubt, anxiety, and distraction—all represented by the unruly Monkey Mind Pirates. The Pirates board Cap’n Fitz’s ship and wreak havoc until he discovers basic principles of yoga that guide him to manage stress and regain peace.

Perfect for use at home, in the classroom, or in childcare settings, each Monkey Mind Pirates CD includes:

8 catchy, original songs full of humor, drama, and calm
Trading cards featuring the Monkey Mind Pirates, identifying each Monkey’s stress-causing behavior and simple techniques for taming them
Step-by-step instructions to make a shadow puppet monkey
Kid-friendly mindfulness exercises and bonus chime track

“Monkey Mind” is a popular yoga phrase to describe when the brain swings from thought to thought, unable to focus. Simple techniques of breathing, visualization, and movement can clear distraction, quiet the mind and bring a sense of peace. Sail into the “waters of calm” with Cap’n Fitz as he discovers the secrets of taming the Monkey Mind Pirates!

Review copies available from Z Puppets Rosenschnoz. Contact Jenni Bowring at  

Monkey Mind Pirates Music CD
CD: 8 original songs
for all ages

Song samples available at

About Z Puppets Rosenschnoz  

“Zany, wacky, and for all ages…½ Monty Python + ½ Sesame Street!”
—DeBlaze and Associates

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz delights children and their adults with feats of imagination through puppetry, physical comedy and live music. Based in Minneapolis, their family-friendly comedies have earned national recognition, including grants from the Jim Henson Foundation and Puppeteers of America. Z Puppets has charmed audiences at theaters, festivals and special events across the country including the National Puppetry Festival, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Walker Art Center, Sioux Falls First Night, Minnesota History Center and Duluth Children’s Museum. Z Puppets is a 2010 and 2011 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Tour grant. Monkey Mind Pirates is currently touring children’s museums, theaters and performing arts centers across Minnesota.

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