Retelling Stories Through
will select and retell a short story and learn how to
turn the text into a song.
Through creating and performing they
will understand how works of art are produced as they interpret,
identify, and perform words that express the theme of the story.
Students will be inspired to find the rhythm in the words,
recognize, and write rhymes as well as sing, record, and listen
back to their composition.
|From Text to Lyric to
Singer-songwriter Amy Lowe teaches the art of storytelling through
She introduces songwriting
techniques as a tool for enhancing writing skills and reading
- Students are encouraged through
creative group interaction to identify rhythm and rhyme, to write
and tell stories, and turn them into lyric
- Students will choose a rhyming
scheme and learn about song form
- Students will complete, perform,
record, and listen back to their song
Amy combines elements of music,
poetry, art, reading, writing, and performance to give students an
inside look at what being a composer is all about. Topics and
themes grow out of classroom studies, personal experience, fantasy,
and environmental sights and sounds.
Sound, Art, and the Music of
Words: Singer-songwriter/ Amy Lowe, inspires participants to explore
the rhythm of words and learn how to add elements of music to text
to create musical compositions.
Through creative group interaction,
theater games, and music activities, participants will learn how to
demonstrate simple rhythms through chant and body percussion that
identifies the feeling and mood of a story. There will be plenty
of opportunity to create and perform their original
compositions with each other.
What People Are Saying About
Amy Lowe's Workshops & Residencies
|"Never have I seen students so excited
about a song . . . Ms. Lowe's easy, gentle, and professional style
of instruction left students with something of their own that they
will carry with them for quite some time."
Music/Fine Arts Coordinator, Blaine School
"Amy Lowe brings a wealth of
intelligence and good taste to her work . . . She ranks at the top
of her field."
Assistant Director of Evaluation Urban Gateways
"What a wonderful speaker. This kind of creative, energetic
speaker lifts the spirit and gives food for thought for taking some
of my instruction and content to a new dimension. I loved
Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Chandler Arizona
is an innovative and dynamic artist, infusing the residency
participants with tremendous motivation and an appetite for the
joys of learning."
Thelma L. Zillender
Teacher, Darwin Elementary School
"Thanks to Amy's exceptional combination of music savvy and
people-friendly educational tools, we have developed an
appreciation not only for the melody, lyric, and the beat, but also
a genuine interest in learning how to use music to
enrich our lives on a daily basis."
Cathy Ford Bisbing
Parent Mount Carmel Academy