Maria Del Rey
ChildGood Magazine founder and publisher, Maria Del Rey, is an award-winning family media producer and publisher who has released over 50 international media titles, in multiple languages, in the international family media market.
MDR is Latin Grammy Award Nominated producer, Four-time Parents Choice Award Winner of both Gold and Silver Awards, and a recipient of the Carnegie Centennial Grant Award and the National Parenting Publications Gold Award.
Her most recent creation, ChildGood Magazine The Journal for Creative Families, has been featured on Apple's 'Whats Hot List' top twelve best parenting magazine apps for over 165 weeks.
MDR was also invited to represent the children of Latin America as a delegate-performer at the United Nations Global Peace Initiative for Women in Geneva, Switzerland.
Del Rey has lectured at numerous Universities and educational conferences, she was named as one of 50 Top Role Model in the state of Pennsylvania by The Pennsylvania Commission for Women, and has also created multiple arts-education based performing arts programs that have positively influenced more than 67,000 children in the Americas.
MDR has also created several original live concert multimedia national touring arts and education programs to celebrate diversity at the nation’s top performing arts venues.
MDR has traveled extensively to share cultural celebration with the goal of creating a unifying, positive awareness of Hispanic culture for children and families of all walks of life, across the Americas.
ChildGood Magazine is a one-of-a-kind journal that inspires professional creatives to master the art of parenting and the parenting of the art. The magazine is now read in over fifty countries worldwide.
"Maria Del Rey is the real thing! A Cuban American producer, recording artist and singer with a pure angelic voice to be sure, but also a tireless champion of children all over the planet"
Los Angeles Times
"Del Rey delivers...She is a stellar talent" (Voted Top 10 Best Children's Music)
"Maria Del Rey underscores the notion that beautiful music knows no language barrier"
"Maria Del Rey's Lullabies of Latin America is a perfect new beginning for a whole new generation of bilingual babies"
" As executive editor of Living Language, a division of Random House, Inc. which focuses on producing and publishing text and audio materials for language learners. "I've had ample opportunity to work with Maria Del Rey. Maria's professionalism, her ever-present enthusiasm for her work, her sensitivity for our specific needs, and her impeccable style make it a pleasure to do business with her. Maria never hesitates to go the extra mile to please her customers and therefore I have no doubt that she will succeed in any endeavor she may embark upon.
Helga Schier Ph.D Executive Editor, Living Language,
"Maria Del Rey is obviously a great singer. For those of us that are privileged to know a little more about her, she is also a well-organized producing, writing, and marketing machine. Most important of all, she is a warm ray of sunshine in any room she enters.
Jim Shaw Producer Songwriter
Buck Owens, Ringo Starr, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood
Hampton - Brown, a publisher of educational materials for bilingual and ESL students, asked Maria Del Rey to contribute to its new Elementary ESL program. What began as an ordinary project became an extraordinary collaboration between a sparkling talent and a demanding industry. Maria's unflagging energy and commitment to the project resulted in a product that exceeded expectations. Her songs and recordings transcend their educational purpose, bringing joy as well as learning into the classroom. It would be enough that Maria's creative talent soars above the ordinary that it is as infectious as one of her Latin rhythms, but it exceeds even that. Working with Maria is like opening a surprise package filled with delights. She enriches the imagination and the heart. She is the song she sings.
Shirley Ann Costigan,
National Geography -Hampton-Brown
Maria Del Rey was chosen personally by film director Ridley Scott to represent the face of Latin America for a Bank of England commercial.
Ridley Scott, Director
"Maria Del Rey has a voice that is both clear and colorful with the beauty and soul of song"
"Here is a music production that is truly an important work for any collector"
Luis Felipe Marsans
Diario de las Americas
(translated from Spanish)
"Armed with her original songs, and though provoking stories, Latin American singer/songwriter Maria Del Rey is on a mission to knock down social barriers between people of all cultures"
The Long Beach Press Telegram
" The performance ignited the imaginations of our student and family audience. Our audiences were thrilled with Maria's warmth, energy, interaction, and memorable music.
Orange County Performing Arts Center
"On behalf of the board of directors for the Friends of Arts Education at the Cerritos center, thank you for sharing your talent and skill with our students.
Manager of Education Cerritos Center
Lovely bilingual lullabies that both you and your baby will adore.
Shape Fit Pregnancy
"Maria Del Rey's Lullabies of Latin America is an enchanting assortment of music that has and will forever be the main connection through generations to come"
Latin Style Magazine
"I believe Maria Del Rey has the drive, vision and products to do very well as an entrepreneur. Her spirited energy and her creativity serve and inspire her and her colleagues.
S. M. McCune Publishing Mogul Philanthropist
We are fortunate to have talented, visionaries like Maria Del Rey creating positive magic in the media. She makes such a difference in the lives of our children, our communities and our world
A. Towbes Philanthropist
I have repeatedly observed Maria Del Rey's ability to manifest her goals. She understands all aspects of her projects and repeatedly brings them to fruition. In addition to her integrity, she has an ability to create win/wins that are extraordinary.
P. Spellman Philanthropist
"Maria is an extraordinary multidimensional woman, mother, performer, chief visionary officer and strategic planner. At one point in her career, I invested in a CD and was delighted to receive a nice return on my investment. Since then Maria has impressed me with her vision and actions and I would suggest to anyone considering funding or working with Maria to move ahead. Only good can come of an association with Maria :)"
Jeff Hutner New Paradigm Digest Founder
Appearing on 'Hoy' Televisa
Maria Del Rey has produced, written and performed on hundreds of international commercials and albums.
MDR’s work had been hailed as groundbreaking on many fronts, winning awards and critical recognition from the music and entertainment industries, educational organizations and parenting groups.
Del Rey is also a widely recognized and sought-after speaker, having lectured at numerous colleges and educational conferences.
In addition, MDR is an accomplished creator, developer, and producer of family-oriented educational and entertainment content and products. In this capacity, she is responsible for more than 50 internationally-distributed units of music, videos, and children’s educational books in 6 different languages in collaboration with Time Warner, Disney, Hampton Brown, Random House and Family Circus.
ChildGood Magazine Reflects Experiences of its Founder Maria Del Rey:
There’s a lavish new magazine making waves on Apple Apps and raising eyebrows in digital publishing circles. Those who have worked with Maria Del Rey, ChildGood Magazine’s publisher and founder, aren’t the least bit surprised at her latest successful turn.
Ms. Del Rey’s inspiration for creating ChildGood Magazine is her own experience working with countless “creative independents,” – successful artists, artisans, musicians, software developers, architects, filmmakers and others – raising families and committed to the same unique lifestyle.
“I was really surprised that there wasn’t any media speaking to or serving me and my contemporaries,” says Del Rey. “From that observation, grew ChildGood Magazine – it really is a journal for successful, creative, professionally independent, families. We created The ChildGood Academy Parenting Essentials to show creatives how to do well in their professional, personal and creative lives — without compromising one particular aspect of your life”.
ChildGood (CG) magazine is now Apple APP’s leading parenting and family magazine, created and produced for creative professionals who are raising children — and who work independently as artists, craftspeople, writers, musicians, architects, software designers, or as freelancers.
ChildGood® is a privately held, family publishing and media corporation. CG produces family media for the 150 million freelance and independent creative parents throughout the world. ChildGood seeks out, gathers, produces and presents ideas and solutions that address the day-to-day joys and challenges that come along with our quest to develop and maintain both excellent parenting and creative skills during a child’s formative years. The products we develop and offer include seminar series, magazine specials and music created with warmth and purpose. All Maria Del Rey and ChildGood products are available online at mariadelrey.com, and ChildGood Magazine, The parenting Journal for Creative Professionals, is available on Apple Apps, and on GooglePlay for Android devices.