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Martin Swinger: PROGRAMS

Songwriting in the Classroom

Almost 20 years of experience introducing songwriting in K-5 classrooms gives Martin the innate ability to engage young students immediately and enthusiastically in songwriting games, mnemonic creation and insight into the tools and processes involved in writing original songs. In arts residencies, Martin becomes a 'Pied Piper' modeling inclusion, respect, patience and humor as students work together and individually to express their own original ideas in song.

Martin also offers highly rated Continuing Education workshops for teachers on how to facilitate songwriting in their own classrooms.

The Principal of one school comments: 

...this was all because of Martin Swinger's expertise...
Thank you for helping our children build their self-esteem, gain new knowledge and be successful.
Carol Marcotte, Principal, River View Community School:

"I was delighted to see how kindergarten students became enthusiastic as they integrate learnings of phonological keys with a class song. The third graders were so pleased when they used their vocabulary words to design their song about weather. I watched my first graders become confident as they brainstormed and then problem solved which words were best for their song....this was all because of Martin Swinger's expertise...Thank you for helping our children build their self-esteem, gain new knowledge and be successful."