“Creativity belongs to the artist in each of us. To create means to relate. The root meaning of the word art
is to fit together and we all do this every day. Not all of us are painters but we are all artists.
Each time we fit things together we are creating — whether it is to make a loaf of bread, a child, a day.”
from Learning by Heart: Teaching to Free the Creative Spirit, by Corita Kent & Jan Steward

Red Shoes


As president and creative director of Re-Bop Records, Diana Winn Levine is the grande dame of original, authentic, off-the-beaten-path children’s music productions. Her work and play over the last 19 years is reflected in her many award-winning CDs and the children she has coached and encouraged

Recording the Kids

along the way. A Phi Beta Kappa former teacher with a master’s degree in elementary education, Diana brings together Vermont’s top songwriters and musicians with children of all ages who share her passion for music. Re-Bop’s broad catalog of entertaining, educational, and family-friendly recordings offers some of the most popular titles in children’s music, and has earned the independent record label a loyal following of librarians, educators, caregivers, parents, and – of course – cool kids everywhere.

An avid songwriter, Diana has also created two CDs of adult songs: Sink or Swim in 2001, and Turning Back Beautiful, a 2008 release that features a dozen Vermont-based divas covering her songs.

Diana has been a performing musician for over 25 years, first as Diana and Liz Winn, then as a singing bass player for The Re-Bops and various other rock and roll, R&B, and blues bands. While her ability to play music was compromised by the loss of her right hand in 2000, she continues to find new ways to follow her callings, both as a songwriter and as a producer of recordings that let families relate, create, communicate, play, solve problems, and exercise imaginations.

Diana in the Garden

photo by Sylvia Smith

2 Fisted Diana

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