DEAR FRIENDS, we are heartbroken to report that Carol passed away on November 24th, 2019. She would want her music and songbooks to continue to bring joy to people around the world, so they will remain available on this website until existing inventory runs out.

Testimonials are presented here for each of Carol's program categories.

Music with a Message
Singing in the Light


“How delightful your programs...were! Seldom have we had a performer who so capably kept everyone’s attention so effortlessly...” (Elementary Principal, Holton, MI)

“Carol’s music is some of the most uplifting, humorous and fun music available for kids and adults today....My students’ favorite requests just happen to be “Carol Johnson songs”....they will forever take your messages with them in their hearts!!(Music Teacher, Buchanan MI)

“I have sat through many assemblies in my teaching career, but few have captured the hearts and attention of students and teachers as Carol’s program did.” (Title 1 Facilitator, Hillsdale, MI)

“I look for presentors who I can count on to provide a professional and meaningful experience for our YOUNG AUTHORS CONFERENCES...You always provide us with inspiration and joy...I can’t imagine the morning without the music you bring.” (Young Authors Coordinator and Reading Consultant, Holt, MI)

Your music focusing on Peace was so fitting with all we are trying to do....The children were so entertained and involved they couldn’t help be inspired.” (Cultural Arts Committee, Ada MI)

“I am excited that your material has found its way into our classrooms and homes...the playground...the have become a part of the fiber of many lives.” (Elementary Music Teacher, Edmore MI)

Both staff and students loved your songs....It is a pleasure to have entertainers of your caliber perform to the children in our school district.” (Elementary Principal, Whitehall MI)

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“Your recordings (in the Curriculum Materials Lab at Oklahoma State University) have provided songs to which I deeply respond and have shared with many others. You speak to the heart of adults as well as children. I do work regarding empowerment from trusting the love and design within. Your work is such a gift to the transition we are in as individuals and as a world....” (Tulsa OK)

“You still bring me to tears with your beautiful messages...I hope you realize the tremendous impact you are having. You are truly a ‘gift from the angels’!(Traverse City MI)

“You sing with such joy it is impossible not to feel your wonderful words all the way to my heart.” (Coopersville MI)

Wow! Wow! Double Wow! This is a inadequate way of telling you that your lovely songs and music soothes, enchants and settles me every time I listen....I assure you of the beauty and love you are spreading through YOUR love and talent.(Lewisville TX)

What a wonderful concert! Your melodies and lyrics are the tops!” (Ortonville MI)

Light just radiates from you! Within each of us is a loving, magical, powerful being -- a real self. Your music cocoons us from our worries, enabling that hidden self to emerge. Thank you!(Grandville MI)

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Carol Johnson builds bridges with her music.(Grand Rapids Magazine)

“Your the Opera House was terrific! Our audience was captivated with your lovely voice and wonderfully spontaneous lyrics. To hear original songs for children that not only they, but their parents can relate to, is unique....” (Concert Series Promoter, Traverse City Opera House, MI)

Your tapes were a big help during the 4-hour “lie still” tests. Thank you!(Father of child undergoing medical tests, Muskegon MI)

“...Santa Claus .... plans to pop in again Monday night with the help of everybody’s favorite folk singer in Grand Rapids, Carol Johnson.(Pete Demaagd, Grand Rapids Press)

“Thank you for your fabulous performances at the Festival of Trees. You contributed greatly to the success of Family were great! (Kalamazoo MI)

“Thank you...for being the main part of our Forks Book Award Programs. I had more positive comments about the program than I think I’ve ever had. The smiles...laughter...their singing and doing whatever you asked demonstrated our students’ pleasure. I was impressed that of the three programs I viewed none of them was the same. You drew upon what was hanging on the wall or a special request very easily....You share your talent in such a way that others feel very special....” (Librarian, Albion MI)

I love what your music and songs do for people the world over, and for myself.” (Grandmother of 46)

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