It has been two months since the launch of Tuneful Teens: Creative Ideas for Engaging Adolescents in Music Therapy. I could not be more pleased and humbled by the response to this (my first!) ebook. So thank you!
Today I want to share a Tuneful Teens success story! Yay!
I recently received an email from Jennifer Hezoucky of Life Song Music Therapy. She shared with me how she implemented one of the songwriting examples in Tuneful Teens with a group of preschool children that she works with.
She used the structure of Jack Johnson’s “The Sharing Song” and assisted the children in rewriting the lyrics to create a song for their moms for Mother’s Day. She gave each child a copy of the song, recorded it, and posted it on Facebook. Here are the lyrics they came up with:
“The Mother’s Day Song”
Chorus 1: It’s always more fun to hug your family
It’s always more fun to hug your family
Verse 1: It’s always more fun to help Mom make some pizza
It’s always more fun to help Mom cook noodles
Verse 2: It’s always more fun to help Mom make cupcakes
It’s always more fun to help Mom with the laundry
Chorus 2: It’s always more fun to spend time with your family
It’s always more fun to spend time with your family
Verse 1: Play with your Mom, tractors and some trains
Play with Mom outside, play in the sand together
Verse 2: Mom and I like to run super fast
Help Mom with the chores like laundry and clean my room
Who wouldn’t love those lyrics?
I was so incredibly touched that Jennifer would write back and share with me this song that her preschoolers had written. Although Tuneful Teens is geared towards adolescents, what I’m seeing from the feedback is that the ideas can easily be adapted for children and adults.
Check it out here for yourself and see if this resource might be beneficial to you…Tuneful Teens: Creative Ideas for Engaging Adolescents in Music Therapy. If you’re on the fence, scroll to the bottom of the page and see what others are saying about Tuneful Teens!