I love Bruno Mars.

He’s got catchy tunes, a fantastic voice and puts on a great show when he performs live (can you believe those curlers?!)

So it’s not surprising that he’s VERY popular with the tween and teen groups I lead for the organization Friendship Circle of Miami.

When it came time to choose a song for Teen Scene to perform at the End of the Year Morning of Talent, “Count On Me” seemed like the perfect choice.

Even though the song is a few years old, the teens in my group still love it and the lyrics fit perfectly with the themes of friendship, unity and togetherness that are at the core of the Friendship Circle organization.


Here is Teen Scene performing “Count on Me”:

(All pictures shared with permission)

Teen Scene 1

Teen Scene 3

Teen Scene 4


For Tween Scene, I had introduced the song “What I Am” by Will.I.Am during music therapy earlier that year.

{To see how I facilitated this musical experience, check out the Rap Pack for Teens, which also includes the the original back track I created in Garageband to use with this song.}

Here is Tween Scene performing “What I Am” by Will.I.Am:

Tween Scene 1


Tween Scene 2

Tween Scene 3

Tween Scene 4


All in all it was a fantastic morning where the tweens and teens had the chance to perform for their families and show them what we had worked on that year during music therapy.

I’m already looking forward to October when Friendship Circle starts up again!