I served as ringleader to a lively pop choir known as "Lessia's Crew" for years. During this special time, I counseled my choir teens in private sessions as well as tending to their outside voices, writing them songs to help them cope with universal dilemmas that feel really "big" on younger souls. Just for fun, we began recording my wisdom-songs in a professional studio with Justin Timberlake's drummer and more amazing musicians backing us up. Our songs feature the voices of my own kids sharing their own real issues being pondered and explored to the max. It's been thrilling to see how many other kids of all ages have been helped with our material, created so organically, from our own lives. Thanks to three TpT teachers mentioned below, I can now offer lessons that enhance powerful lyric themes explored within our lyrics. Here's hoping they serve you well!
From a student once: "I just can't call you a teacher when I describe you to my friends. You're too much fun! I see you more as my personal Yoda." :-) I take no prisoners lol, I just don't think they notice much.
I was humbled when a tween chose my songs as her "hero" for a big school project. "Your songs changed the way I see the world!" One of the Beach Boys asked me to write with him. That was obviously super special. Most my "honors" are so random and quirky, they're hard to explain. A while back, a TV series was slated to be created based on our songs and story. It could still happen. *fingers crossed* I'd so love to opportunity to help more and more kids learn to be kind and fearless.
USC's program for gifted students, Curtis Institute of Music, San Francisco Conservatory, Music Academy of the West, Dick Grove Contemporary School of Music. Classroom Lesson co-horts: Dru Frick: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, experienced in inquiry based learning, International Baccalaureate trained. Retta London: see Rainbow City Learning. Aileen Miracle - see Aileen Miracle
"Crew" lead vocals include Jessie Bridges - daughter of actor, Jeff, and Viva "Depeche Mode" Gore - daughter of Martin. I co-produced with Alan Thicke for Robin, also working in the studio with his younger son. A song of mine was featured in a protest documentary featured at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. I once produced a SBTV show called "Enlightenment Stew," often inviting those I was writing for on our series. Being mom to amazing sons has been, hands down, my favorite gig. Super blessed in my life, Bullyproof is my way of giving back.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Drama, Health, Other (Specialty), Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Psychology, Character Education, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Winter, For All Subjects, School Psychology, Close Reading, Classroom Community