Songs in the key
wisdoms, finding one's sense of humor and a sense of proportion whenever
possible leaves young people kinder, stronger, and 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 units inspire critical thinking and align with English Language Arts.
All song tracks feature fresh voices from our Vocals By Locals
Glee-like choir. Polished studio recordings include a full band. Many songs are
piano based as to inspire students to practice piano. Melodies are crafted to
help students sing more fluidly. Meaningful lyrics that dig deep help kids find their voices in life.
Behind the Songs
For a magical decade, Lessia mentored many giant crews of singing tweens and teens
while also serving as informal counselor and producer. (CREW STORY
video.) As students shared personal challenges with Lessia daily, she began
helping them uncover solutions to their challenges by using powerful insight-packed
song lyrics. From here our
library was born!
When Lessia Bonn's oldest son was seven, she put him a progressive alternative school.
was a quiet kid, gifted and quirky, comfortable in his own skin. On the first day
at his new school, he
wore his baseball cap, and was immediately told by a few others
"You've got your cap on wrong. Turning it backwards is the cool way to wear
a cap." Ty smiled back and said "That's okay. I like it this way.”
Needless to say,
Ty soon become king of the classroom. By the time he hit
sixth grade, the other kids were following him around like little puppies. It just seemed
this quiet kid had something mysterious and cool going on... and he did! He was authentic.
all this inspired amused mom, Lessia, to pen a song called A 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 became an aha moment. Lessia thought to herself "Wow, what if I write more
songs like this this?" And so she did!