Hap Palmer

Musical Artist

1942 –


Who is Hap Palmer?

Hap Palmer is an American children's musician and guitarist whose songs specialize in developing motor skills, language acquisition, math and reading skills, and overall basic skills aimed at young children. Palmer released his first recording in 1969, and has composed over 200 songs for children. He is considered a pioneer in the use of music and movement in early childhood education.

He has received numerous Parents' Choice Gold Awards for his recordings including:

So Big - Activity Songs For Little Ones

Early Childhood Classics - Old Favorites With a New Twist

Can A Jumbo Jet Sing The Alphabet?

Can Cockatoos Count By Twos?

Rhythms on Parade

One Little Sound - Fun With Phonics and Numbers

Two Little Sounds - Fun With Phonics and Numbers

Some of his best known early albums include the Learning Basic Skills Through Music series, Getting to Know Myself, Sally the Swinging Snake, and Walter the Waltzing Worm. He released the famous Halloween song Witches' Brew in 1976 with music by him and Martha Cheney co-wrote the lyrics.

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Oct 28, 1942
Los Angeles
Also known as
  • Palmer, Hap
  • Harlan G. Palmer III
  • United States of America
  • University of California, Los Angeles

on July 23, 2013


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