Robin K Naylor, a native New Yorker, has been a professional performer in music since the age of five. She began her early career as a child professional singer in Manhattan featured in “jingles” such as Maypo Cereal, Sugar Daddies and Ekhart Luncheon Meats. Robin credits her love of piano and composing to her father and musical mentor, Charles Naylor, a composer who was the arranger and piano soloist for the Fred Waring Orchestra during its peak years with radio and TV. He also arranged for Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, and Claude Thornhill. Robin credits her love of words, writing, and lyrics to her mother, Phyllis Ladd Naylor, an English/ Shakespearian and drama teacher.
Robin’s musical genre is an eclectic combination of her extensive classical training highlighted with a Jazz/Pop influence from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
Robin’s life long passion for animals, nature and her love of children is the motivation and inspiration behind Oliver & His Cool Jungle Band. She created this award winning upbeat musical program to teach children music and singing in a fun, entertaining and informative way.
Robin teaches students weekly in her Bucks County, PA studio, Naylor Piano Studio and was the Jazz Piano Teacher at George School in Newtown, PA. She has given performances with her Oliver program at Philadelphia Children’s Zoo, schools and local venues in Bucks County. Robin wrote the theme song, Do The Koala Bear Waltz, when the Australia Zoo came to visit Philadelphia Children’s Zoo for the great Aussie Adventure. Dewey and Quambi, the visiting koalas, thoroughly enjoyed their huge Philly crowd welcome!
Robin resides in her country home with her two Golden Retrievers, Oliver and Finn and three very playful adopted cats.