Alan Penman: composer and creator of Choonbaboon

Alan Penman is an Edinburgh based composer who has written music for over 20 years.

He is one of Scotland’s most respected composers for children and young people, and specialises in writing accessible and engaging music and songs

Alan  has written music for the Disney Channel, CBBC, CBeebies, CITV, BBC Alba and BBC2  and was composer and presenter for 10 series of BBC Schools “What? Where? When? Why?”

His musicals for children, commissioned by Scottish Opera, have been performed all over the UK and abroad and is an experienced music workshop leader, encouraging songwriting with children of all ages.

More information on Alan at his website

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“Great catchy tune & lyrics which captured the children’s interests & humour”
“Great step-by-step instructions leading them to learn the song well, and perform well too”
“Even some of the more reserved children were keen to join in”

“They all participated enthusiastically and we all sang the song in our heads for the rest of the morning when we should have been measuring angles!!”