Dinosaur O’Dell Kansas City Musician

SunriseSwingHappy+smallDinosaur O’Dell (a.k.a. Dino)

Whether he’s counting monsters, fixing spaceships or swimming in peanut butter, Dino’s interactive songs and tall tales engage curiosity, inspire laughter and stir the imagination.

Before 2003, Dino  was an elementary music and drama teacher by day and a folk-rock and reggae musician by night. Now, with over a decade of experience as a family entertainer, his live shows and studio recordings reflect his time as both an educator and a performer; Dino is a master at tricking kids into learning.

“We learn best when we are engaged and we are engaged best when the medium is interactive.” says Dino. And whether it’s a counting song, fill-in-the-blank lyric writing or a sing-a-long, stories and music  tap into our innate desire to comprehend, communicate and connect.





2014 “Lighton Prize for Teaching Excellence” award winner.

Parent’s Choice award

Pitch Best of Kansas City Award: Best Children’s Music

National Parenting Publications Award

Finalist in the Telluride Troubadour Songwriting Contest

Gold World Medal from the New York Association in Radio Programming