David Ladon is a Colorado-based musician, producer, and educator whose original children's music project, Animal Farm, has earned Parents' Choice, Mom's Choice, National Parenting Product Awards, and Kids First endorsement by Quality Children's Media. In addition to teaching at Beanstalk, he coordinates podcasting programs at Youth On Record. David has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Rochester (2007) and an M.A. in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education from DePaul University (2018).