Teenagers

Gone.

Gone.

One of the many things we learn during our school years, if everything’s going to plan, is to have faith in who we think we want to be. We begin learning what is healthy for us what really isn’t. And we learn how to take […]

Bubble Baby

Bubble Baby

This was written as part of a geography class for children in their last year of primary school here in Holland. The intention was to facilitate further discussion about the topic whilst giving them some English and a big sing. But, it would be great […]

The Weight of Words

The Weight of Words

Here’s a punchy kid’s song about the responsibility we all have for our use of language. It’s particularly pertinent during this burgeoning era of social media and communications. I predict that this subject will become a greatly invested in element of social and personal education […]

Curiosity Killed the Cat (with guest)

Curiosity Killed the Cat (with guest)

This one’s a firm favorite, though the kids need a bit of help learning the lists at the end. It’s worth it when they do and certainly stimulates conversation about history and the people who made it.

Nature Nurture

Nature Nurture

This is the first song I wrote for adults and it’s crying out for a Eurovision treatment. You going to take it there?

GLWT

GLWT

This is a song I wrote for kids leaning music in high school. It’s got everything they need to work on in small ensemble or big band, but also gives them the chance to be a bit cheeky and tell their parents and teachers just […]

Respect the Differences

Respect the Differences

A social education song about giving each other space to be who we are so that we can be stronger together.  It’s a good facilitator of discussion with an up-beat feel and the kids love singing and dancing to it. We certainly wouldn’t want to […]

The Freedom to be Me

The Freedom to be Me

This song was written for a class of Dutch children in their last year of primary school, just before the American elections of 2016. I’d handed them a small list of questions about how they were feeling at that particular stage in their lives, thinking […]

The Wrong Crowd (Mia’s Song).

The Wrong Crowd (Mia’s Song).

Remember when you started school and wondered some days where you’d landed and how you were going to survive it? This is a pop-song about just that and it gives kids the chance to sing about this new life of theirs.  

The Mirror

The Mirror

How does a mum help her daughter through this strangely gendered world of ours, when we all struggle to navigate the fog? Logic dictates that things aren’t right…and sometimes that’s all we have to go on. Oh…and courage, respect, tolerance and love.