Soundpiper began as a children's music production company in 1976. The original goal of Soundpiper
was to produce music that actively engaged young children in learning. Soundpiper has produced
music for language development, gross and fine motor activity, and social development. A major
theme of Soundpiper has been to help children develop a positive attitude and self concept. Current
Soundpiper CDs include “I Like Sunny Days” , “Animal Parade”, “Mother Goose”, “Fun Songs”, and “123s
Carla Piper and Janne Bradshaw, co-owners of Soundpiper Music, wrote and produced all of the music for
Carla Piper, Ed. D., co-founder of Soundpiper Music, has written and arranged music
for Children's Television Workshop (Sesame Street), Riekes Music Company, MacMillan Publishing, and
Addison-Wesley Publishing. In addition, Carla and Janne have written and produced music for many
national and local commercials, films, videos, and music cassettes and CDs. Most recently, Janne and
Carla have composed music for
Carla Piper received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of the Pacific in 1999.
Her major areas of interest include music education and educational technology. Her masters from
Stanford University was in Early Music. She is currently serving as full-time faculty for Chapman
University School of Education. Her courses include Foundations of Education, Research Design,
Educational Applications of Computers, Teaching with Technology, and Teaching and Learning in the
Culturally Diverse Classroom. She is currently the Associate Chair of Educational Technology,
coordinating the Masters of Education with an Emphasis in Instructional Technology. Janne Bradshaw is
the Soundpiper studio, sales, and production manager. Janne has been a professional musician and
entertainer, performing throughout the western United States.
Soundpiper offers workshops in the areas of educational technology, as well as in arts and music
education. Carla Piper is the author and instructor of online courses offered through Chapman
University in the areas of educational applications of computers (for the California Professional
Clear Credential) and music in the classroom.