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FEATURING:

ROAD RAGE POLKA
IF YOU CAN COUNT TO THREE POLKA
POOPER SCOOPER POLKA
POLKA THERAPY
ACAPELLA POLKA
BEAT BOX POLKA
I HATE 'EM WALTZ
I'M A '55 CHEVY ON THE INTERNET HIGHWAY
WHATEVER POLKA
ELEVATOR MUSIC & OPERA WALTZ
BAD DAY BLUES POLKA
BE-NICE POLKA
MIDDLE-AGED HIP-HOP POLKA
PLAYIN' POKER POLKA

No one can sing or dance the polka without smiling. That's why "Polka Therapy" is a perfect, drug-free way to cope with the stress of modern-day life. The songs are funny and definitely different. For example, singers complain about their lost youth in the "Middle-Aged Hip-Hop Polka"--and it's not every day that you hear those two genres of music combined! 

The Polka Therapy Band is made up of Heather Stenner on piano, Cheri Thurston on accordion, Chris Sheafor on bass and guitar, and Andy Sheafor on drums. Various singers and other musicians also participated in the recording of songs on the CD. 

The songs were all created by Cheri Thurston and Heather Stenner. Cheri Thurston is the founder of Closet Accordion Players of America, an organization that encourages accordionists to come out of the closet and play proudly. Thurston is also the author (as Cheryl Miller Thurston)of many books for teachers, as well as magazine articles, plays and musical shows. In 1997, she created Moonlighting Teachers, a troupe of teachers, former teachers, counselors and others who sing and act their way through a comedy show that touches just about every facet of the world of education. The group has performed for dozens of state, regional and national educational conferences. 

Heather Stenner is a former public school music teacher who founded Enthusic, a company devoted to allowing anyone to “try on the hat of a musician and discover the joy of music without the pressure of performance.” She is a singer, piano player, and dancer, as well as a composer who has created the music for various CDs, books, and plays, including "Singuini—Noodling Around with Silly Songs" (a music book) and "A Hair from the Head of a Prince" (a full-length musical comedy ). She toured with Up with People for a year and now performs regularly with the group Moonlighting Teachers. She is also musical director for the group.

Top Ten Reasons to Try Polka Therapy

  1. It’s impossible to frown and polka at the same time.
  2. There’s no co-payment.
  3. It’s cheaper than Prozac.
  4. There is no 12-step program involved.
  5. Pre-existing conditions aren’t a problem.
  6. You’ll be embracing your heritage. (All cultures must have polkas in their past—even if they deny it!)
  7. You’ll be on the cutting edge of cool. The polka has been around so long that it’s about to become new again. Young people are bound to “discover” it soon.
  8. Everything sounds upbeat in polka time—even if you’re singing about global warming or sinus infections.
  9. Beautiful people like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie love to polka. (Okay, we’re lying about that one. Maybe they do. Or maybe they will soon...)
  10. If you polka, you’ll be beautiful, too. (Okay, we’re lying about that one, too. But it’s a nice sentiment!)

Top Ten Signs that you are Stressed Enough to Need Polka Therapy:

  1. You’ve thought about serving Cheerios for supper, instead of cooking.
  2. You’ve actually served Cheerios for supper instead of cooking.
  3. You’ve thought of hiring a double to attend some of your children’s countless soccer matches and band performances.
  4. You’ve never seen the last 15 minutes of any episode of “Lost,” “Dancing with the Stars,” or “Grey’s Anatomy” because you always fall asleep. (And you haven’t been awake for the beginning of “Saturday Night Live” in the last ten years.)
  5. You’ve seriously considered just pretending you never got the message to call the principal of your child’s school.
  6. You ran out of vacuum cleaner bags three months ago. Who knew?
  7. You’ve had second thoughts about the value of the family dog, who has a pesky need for being walked and fed.
  8. You’ve come a little too close to letting your boss see you roll your eyes when he says 
    something stupid.
  9. You long ago stopped feeling guilty about using TV as a babysitter every once in a while.
  10. You buy “Tension Tamer” tea in bulk.