New projects with Cantata Learning: Books + Music, naturally :)

2 new projects with CANTATA LEARNING

(in a 4 book series about the library by Shannon McClintock Miller, illustrated by Kathryn Derst)

Featuring words by Blake Hoena and music by Emily Arrow.

Why is Cantata Learning awesome? Because they connect books and music....just like I do!! These two projects were a total crazy backwards task for me. 

Usual process:
1) I find an awesome book
2) I write lyrics and music about book
3) I make video and share

This project's process:
1) I read author's lyrics
2) I wrote music to go with the lyrics
3) Awesome book is printed + song is released + video is shared ALL ON AUGUST 1, 2017!!!!

HUGE THANK YOU's:

Find A Book Music Video - a huge thank you author Shannon McClintock Miller for connecting all of the dots on this project and suggesting me as the musician for your book project :) A giant, huge thank you to librarians Sarah Rosenberger-Svarda at Central Magnet School (TN) and Elizabeth Shepherd at The Discovery School (TN) and their daughters and students who joined in on the video creating with me! And of course to my fantastic videographer Alex Crawford.

Alphabet Safari Music Video - a huge thank you to my awesome pal Becca and her cutie Gresham for being both videographers and actors for this video ;)

Keep A Poem In Your Pocket this April - Music & Poetry

Did you know April is National Poetry Month? To me, lyrics are poetry so I love celebrating the art of creative writing. Since Poem In Your Pocket Day is coming up on April 27th, here are some ways you can celebrate poetry along with me all month!

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Also, check out some of my favorite poetry picture books including:

Shoutout in Publisher's Weekly: THEY ALL SAW A CAT Song

"One of the more unusual aspects of the promotional push is an original They All Saw a Cat song and video, replete with hand motions, by singer-songwriter Emily Arrow, who has created tunes for several other Chronicle books. Kids have been singing and playing along at various appearances and online, according to Chronicle senior children’s book publicist Lara Starr."

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