Friday, March 11, 2016

Singer and Songwriter Emily Arrow

I am grateful every Friday a children's literature enthusiast drops by to finish my sentences. This week's special guest is music teacher, singer, and songwriter Emily Arrow. We chatted about Storytime Singalong, Salina Yoon, music education, and picture books. I wrote the words in green, and Emily wrote the words in black. Thank you, Emily! 

Storytime Singalong: Volume 1 is my debut kidlit tunes album that includes songs inspired by some of my favorite picture books.

Peter  Brown, Salina Yoon, Kelly Light,  and Peter H. Reynolds are among the list of incredible authors and illustrators I've had the pleasure of connecting with to create songs inspired by their books. 

My YouTube channel is where you can hear SO MANY SONGS ABOUT BOOKS!

When I was in elementary school, I played piano and "conducted" the school choir along side my music teacher. 

Music education is an opportunity for students to learn more about themselves by interacting with the world of sound. 

Picture books are inherently musical to me; each illustration rings out a chord, each page a lyric, each book a song. 

Mr. Schu, you should have asked me if I'll write you a theme song ;) 

Order your copy of Storytime Singalong here or here

1 comment:

  1. i would buy anything written by a girl named Emily Arrow -- straight out of Patricia Reilly Giff's wonderful Polk Street School Kids books.