Lynn Simonds has been writing and performing music for 20 years. When her close friends started having children, she was inspired to write music for her growing clan of honorary nieces and nephews. She writes intelligent and humorous songs, intentionally aiming to entertain children as well as their adults (think The Muppets). An enthusiastic student and performer of improv theater, she weaves improvisational concepts into her performance, and encourages children to participate by coming up with ideas for song lyrics, along with call-and-response, movement, and dancing. She also works with children in after-school art enrichment programs and camps, and recently developed an after-school songwriting program she is now teaching.