Emily Arrow creates literature inspired music and media for children, cultivating an appreciation for literacy! Now based in Music City (Nashville, TN), Emily and her ukulele Bow pioneer bringing today's best picture books to life through song. With permission from the books' creators, Emily collaborates with best-selling authors and artists to create the best in children's media.
Emily is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston and earned her graduate-level teaching certification in Orff-Shulwerk Levels I & II. Following her studies, Emily became a K-6 music teacher at a performing arts-based private elementary school in Los Angeles. During her time teaching, she found that her passion was collaborating with the library, art, and technology departments. Which led her to her current career as a kidlit singer/songwriter!
Awards & recognition
John Lennon Songwriting Award Winner (The Curious Garden Song)
National Parenting Product Award
Parents' Choice Gold Award
It all started when...
I was an elementary K-6 music teacher. I decided to start use books during my music classes to help with transitions and to give meaning and context to the lyrics of the songs we sang. Because our school was going to celebrate Dot Day, I wrote my very first song about a book: THE DOT by Peter H. Reynolds. Peter's support was a springboard for my kidlit tunes and I began writing songs about all of my favorite picture books.
Fast forward three years and now I'm hustling non-stop to create as much content as I can because let's be real: the books out there are SO GOOD! I love meeting parents, educators, and kids who love books as much as I do. So I keep singing, recording, and reading whenever and wherever I can.
Thank you for welcoming my music with open arms into your homes, libraries, classrooms, and bookstores.