Music

Bring Your Favorite Song Lyrics! Weekly Music Club Exploring a Band/Artist

This club for music lovers explores song lyrics as poetry. We'll cover music history while discussing creative writing routines and musician biographies from Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish to Bob Dylan and the Beatles.
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30 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week

12-16

year olds

3-9

learners per class

per learner

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Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
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Description

Class Experience

- The student will improve their knowledge of music history through the lens of biographies
- The student will understand lyrics as one form of poetry
- The student will improve their knowledge of the creative process
- The student will gain insight and self-knowledge about their own creative practice
- The student will improve their overall knowledge of complex topics and how to tactfully discuss such topics with peers
RELEVANT CERTIFICATIONS
Department of Education, PK-12 Talented and Gifted 	

RELEVANT EDUCATION
Masters of Arts in Teaching 
     Morningside College, Sioux City, IA

I have helped many students on their creative journeys serving as a TAG Coach and Enrichment Coordinator. Creating engaging and educational lessons focused on creativity is my passion. 

After years as a full-time musician (an endeavor I began as a teenager), I gravitated towards teaching and obtained a master’s degree with a focus on creativity and education. I have formally and informally studied the creative process, various theories in creativity research, and bibliotherapy. My master's thesis focused on using storytelling (song-lyrics included!) to help students gain self-awareness. 

In addition, I've taught one-on-one guitar and song-writing classes for 10 years. Exposing young people to music is one of my favorite things to do!
45 minutes in class, and an estimated 0-1 hour preparing lyrics to share with the class.
Please come with lyrics to share. Preferably these lyrics will be from the featured artist of the week, but not necessarily. (For example, if a student joins a class to be exposed to an artist, I simply ask them to bring a  set of favorite lyrics from another musician.)

In addition, I encourage students to attend with some way to take notes (tablet, notebook, or whatever's their style). 
Informal assessment will be used in order to gauge student understanding of biographies and interpretation of lyrics. 
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
While discussing the biographies of musicians, we will inevitably be discussing serious topics such as eating disorders, divorce, mental health, and drug use. We will be discussing these topics in an age-appropriate manner, focusing on the influence these struggles had on the creative works. 

Also, I ask students to bring lyrics free of explicit language. While some of these artists do have swear words in some of their songs, I ask students to bring lyrics that do not include swear words. 
If specific songs are featured and played during class, they will be provided by me and specific to the artist being discussed. 

Teacher

Michelle, M.A. (Reading/Creativity)
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Lives in the United States
Masters in Education (Talented and Gifted/Special Education Certified): Gifted Homerooms - Reading Tutoring - Writing Tutoring - Creativity Coaching - Songwriting
83 total reviews
275 completed classes

About Me

As a certified master educator, I offer engaging classes centered around reading and creative problem solving. With professional experience as a specialized reading teacher, middle school teacher, and enrichment coordinator/TAG Coach, I absolutely... 
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