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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

Jessica songwriting …

May 9, 2017

This post is part of a series where I’m posting songs that my singers are co-writing.  Today is Miss Jessica.  This young lady was intent on writing a rap … not my forte.  But, I’m not one to be beaten by a challenge so after educating myself on Nikki Minaj 😁 and listening to many Garageband loops, Jessica and I came up with the following fun lyrics and tune … (quickly becoming one of my favorite songs!)

 

Other song-writing snippets in this series ..

Victor – I Feel The Rhythm

Finley – Drums Of Peace

Julia – Do It Now!

Katie – The Best Out Of Me

Gabriel – Sisters!

Isa – In Your Shoes

 

 

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to sing we go …

May 2, 2017

A fun little snippet of my 4th-grade choir singers walking to an after-school extra choir rehearsal …

 

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