What other artists do with paint or ceramic, sculpture or dance,Ken does with words and music, stories, rhyme and rhythm.
He inspires creative thinking and writing while reinforcing curriculum & stimulating imagination.
How can we get people interested in our topic? What unique perspective can we offer? Will our song be informative or wildly imaginative?
Or - can it be both? What mood or tone should our song have? What rhythm, pace or style?Why?
These questions are part of the brainstorming process in Ken's residencies. Sometimes classes write songs about what they're studying, or a topic or theme they agree to explore together.
An entire school may cooperates on adapting a favorite story into a musical tale - each grade responsible for writing a song or songs that fit important plot-points in the story.
Anything is possible! History, Social Studies, even Science & Math can yield surprisingly memorable songs!