Let's write a song together
This program, best for third-fifth graders, explores music history, different genres (blues, folk, old country, rock, musicals, punk) and scrutinizes the songwriting process. What is a chorus? What is a verse? Can they have the same melody? Do they have to rhyme? Choosing one genre to focus on, I will guide them in writing their own song in that genre. They vote on an emotional point of view and a subject, and write the lyrics together. We can even incorporate current curriculum in the subject matter to integrate what they are learning! In an hour or less, we will have a completed song.
This can be offered as a 6 or 8-week after-school program, a classroom series, or a one-time classroom workshop.
Please contact me for details and price quotes.
"My kiddos had a blast! They really enjoyed the fact that the song was completely THEIR song. They chose the topic as a group and all of the words, with Lynn's expertise in the style and beat! It was a great activity to bring the kids together to work on something as a group and allowed them to create something fun! Thank you, Lynn!" --V.C. Pittsfield, MA elementary school instructor