This residency/workshop helps kids unleash curriculum knowledge as they assimilate learned subject material into songs. This collaborative writing process unfolds in each classroom using lesson vocabulary to communicate unit information in a non-competitive, musical language. We use involvement techniques that foster inclusive character building through listening and guided musical wordplay. Our process encourages and demonstrates respectful self-expression.
Dan Hall is a professional songwriter, a musician, and the Founding Director of Story Song Creations. Since starting Story Song Creations in 1989, Dan has conducted hundreds of residencies in schools, community centers, museums and churches in cities throughout the Midwest. He has composed, performed and recorded songs in collaboration with tens of thousands of Story Songsters of all ages across the country. With his natural affinity for working with children and music, Dan harnesses the raw talents and the energy of young writers with meaningful, educational lyrics and rich melodies to create songs that are nothing short of incredible.
Story Song Creations is a curriculum-based song writing residency for schools k-6 and occasionally k-12.