Not just your usual pop song.
Our songs make it cool to be
different. Our songs make it easier to be brave. Our songs inspire young people
to dig deeper for the real truth and nothing but the truth. Uncovering deeper
wisdoms, finding one's sense of humor and a sense of proportion whenever
possible leaves a young person kinder, stronger, more in tune with the world and themselves.
These inner strengths can save them from turning into bullies, and can also help them
better deal with bullies that might show up.
Our songs and lesson plans (grades 1-HS) inspire critical thinking and are very
common core! Our mission is to empower students one tune at a time!
“The Baseball Cap Story”
A bit of deep history.
When Lessia Bonn's oldest son was seven, she put him in alternative school. Ty
was a quiet kid, comfy in his own skin, and highly logical. On the first day, he
wore his baseball cap to school and was immediately told by a few other boys
"You've got your cap on wrong. Turning it backwards is the cool way". Ty smiled
back and said "That's okay. I like it this way.” Their
Ty soon become king of the classroom. By the time he hit
sixth grade, the other kids were following him around like puppies. It just seemed
this quiet kid had something mysterious and cool going on...and he did; an authentic
Witnessing this quirky phenomena inspired proud mom Lessia, to pen a song
and call it the Nonconformist. An involved parent and music teacher
at the school, she brought the song to music class where it became an
immediate hit! Not only did the kids take to the song, they also embraced the
concept as every last kid decided suddenly they also wanted to be a nonconformist!
Parents thanked Lessia profusely for handing their kids a clue with just one
simple tune. This was her aha moment, and she thought "Wow, what if I write more?"
ensuing decade, Lessia mentored many crews of singing tweens and teens while also serving as
informal counselor and producer. (Check out our
As students shared personal challenges, Lessia
helped them uncover solutions to their challenges. Those solutions and new life
skills were then penned into fun to sing acoustic pop songs. From here our IABPM
library was born!
Lessia's original Crew of tweens & teens
One of our many sold out concerts