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Song release: No Good …

June 2, 2017

My band, Ession,  has released a fun, quirky, vaudeville-style tune called No Good.  Available on iTunes or for free download on CDBaby! …

Recycling, Chocolate & Mom …

May 18, 2017

What do Recycling, Chocolate and an Awesome Mom all have in common?  Absolutely nothing!!  They are however the song titles of the three songs that my youngest singers wrote.

Miss Elena knew exactly what she wanted to write about.  Recycling!  A topic she feels very strongly about and she has even created a Recycle Club to help spread the word.  This super catchy ditty is now sung every time the trash gets put out! ♻️

Miss Victoria thought it would be fun to write about something she loves.  No, not her family or even the pet dog but chocolate!  Yum!!  We had fun finding all the words we could to describe the loveliness of chocolate. 🍫

Miss Elsa wanted to write about the most important person in her life, her Mom, but I couldn’t let her get away with it being too sappy so we put a fun little twist in her song as Elsa is a little sister to three, yes THREE, older brothers! ❤️

Other songs in this series …

Jessica – Crush

Julia – Do It Now!

Gabriel – Sisters

Finley – Drums of Peace

Katie – The Best Out Of Me

Isa – In Your Shoes

Victor – Feel The Rhythm

 

Isa songwriting …

May 17, 2017

When I started my “let’s write a song!” project at the beginning of the year, I asked all my students to bring me a subject that they would like write about.  It could be anything.  The topics I received back were Peace, Save the earth, Love, Dancing, Family, Anti-bullying etc.  Isa, however, came back with ‘I want to sing about a Jellyfish’.  I loved the idea and our dear little Jellyfish soon represented a lost soul looking for a friend to play with.  I guess the basic idea of the song is Acceptance.

Isa’s song is a ballad, one of only two that I co-wrote with my singers.  She has a strong sense of melody and wrote nearly all the melody and lyrics that you hear in this demo …

Other posts in this songwriting series …

Finley – Drums of Peace

Victor – Feel The Rhythm

Julia – Do It Now!

Jessica – Crush

Gabriel – Sisters

Katie – The Best Out Of Me

Gabriel songwriting …

May 17, 2017

Each week this delightful, smart, happy boy comes to sing with me.  I’m not sure who has more fun, him or me, but one thing is for sure, he’s a unique human being with a heart of gold.  Gabriel, (The Showman) decided to write his song about his sisters …. his two older sisters.  He actually has three (!!) but this song is dedicated to his two eldest, who both sang with me for many years.

I had to keep the introduction to our video simply because it makes me smile.  I hope does you too 😆

Other posts in this songwriting series include …

Finley – Drums of Peace

Victor – Feel The Rhythm

Katie – The Best Out Of Me

Jessica – Crush

Julia – Do It Now

Isa – In Your Shoes

Katie songwriting …

May 16, 2017

You know why it’s good to be Katie’s friend??  Because she’ll write a song and dedicate it to you! Friends who make Katie be the best she can be was the subject she chose for her songwriting project.  Co-written with me The Best Out Of Me is a peppy, fun and upbeat tune that you can’t help but tap your toes!  Here’s Katie’s demo snippet …

Also in this series …

Victor – Feel The Rhythm

Finley – Drums of Peace

Julia – Do It Now!!

Jessica – Crush

Gabriel – Sisters!

Isa – In Your Shoes

Spring recital rehearsal snippets …

May 16, 2017

My good friend, fellow musician and songwriting partner, Steve Milne, joined me on Saturday morning to rehearse with a handful of my singers.  Fun times …

 

 

Ession wins “best performance” at West Coast Songwriters event …

May 13, 2017
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