Music Education at Work - Our Songwriting Contests for Kids

Songwriting Contests for Kids shows Music Education in Action

 More Bios and songs from Impressive Violettes Youth Competition Children from 2015. Violettes by Becky is a Gifts for Musicians company, giving back to youth music education.

Entering a songwriting contest for kids, gives a child a goal, then an accomplishment to be proud of. The process is so much fun, it is hard to realize that they are getting a music education. Actually, I tried writing several songs myself last year. I have great fun with the words, but turned it over to a professional with the music. I did try first though! So I know how really really hard this is. Just playing with the words in song, I learned a lot about what might and might not fit easily in song form. However, I couldn't produce any version to satisfy myself.

Note the ages and years quoted are from last year when they entered.


Songwriter Contest, Music Education Ms. Campbell         Songwriter Contest

Aelish Rose Campbell, age 10 from Texas with "Happy Me"

Aelish has been singing and writing her own songs for years. She studies piano and songwriting with Julie Bonk in Dallas, Texas. Her other interests include cello, horses, wild cats, playing with her friends, drawing, and travel. She is homeschooled.

Happy Me! (This and That)

 I'm alright, I got this and that.
I'm alright, I got my shoes tied...
I got my smile ready to go,
I got this and that,
in my head for so long.
Just Let It Glow,
Let it flow,
Let it grow.
I'm alright, I got this and that,
I'm alright.
Got my shoes tied,
got my smile ready to go
I got..this and that,
in my head for so long
just let it Glow!
just let it flow,
just let it grow,
I'm  alright, I got this and that
I'm alright.
I watch the sunset
as I rise up, from the depths
I got this and that,
In my head for so long...
      
Music Education, Songwriter Contest Emma Rowe                  Songwriter Contest

Lookin' Out the Window" by Emma Rowe, age 11 from Tennessee

Emma is homeschooled. The oldest of three girls, she enjoys singing, acting, cooking, swimming, and especially cats. She is also fond of writing. In addition to singing, Emma plays guitar, piano, and violin. She has been a part of Sonshine Co. theatre troupe for four years and Erin Youth Players for one season. Emma collaborates with the director of Sonshine to write the original plays the company puts on every spring. She did this last year and is in the process of doing it for this year's show. Emma loves 80's and 90's country singers, her favorite being George Strait, who she hopes to meet someday. She is now working on writing her newest country-style song called "Baby", influenced by all of the country CDs her dad plays. She also got to see Garth Brooks live. Emma thoroughly enjoyed entering the Violettes Music Competition this spring. She thanks all of the people who inspire her to do what she does.

"Lookin' Out the Window"
By Emma Lillian Rowe
Man:
Who's that girl lookin' out the window at me? She's pretty!
Neighbor1:
Stays up late and watches TV, like her ma very uniquely.
She's very innocent like her pa, though most of the time he chews on straw!

Man:

Who's that girl lookin' out the window at me? She's pretty!
Girl:
Who's that man lookin' out the window at me? He's handsome!
Neighbor2:
No news on the radio, like his ma, she says it's as bad as a raccon's claw.
Like his father in every way, goes into the loft and throws down hay!
Girl:
Who's that man lookin' out the window at me? He's handsome!
Neighbor1:
Who's that couple lookin' out the window at us? They're sweet!

Neighbor2:

Probably a couple kids goin' to Mars, you know, on Mars, they don't use cars!
I used to be a lover like them, too, your brother was, what about you?(Repeat all)CODA
Neighbor1:
Who's that girl?
Neighbor2:
Who's that man?
Both Neighbors:
Who's that couple?

Aria Abhyankar  submits her song, "Blue Boat"

Music, Education, Songwriting Contests for Kids Aria from Texas

Aria Abhyankar is an eleven year old singer, songwriter and composer residing in Texas. She studies voice and (classical and jazz) piano from Ms. Julie Bonk. She takes guitar, acting and dance lessons. She attends Spring Creek Academy completing 8th/9th grade. Aria has quite a music education for such a young age. She has already finished online college courses with the Berklee College of Music, including Jazz Piano and Jazz Vocal, Songwriting and Desktop Music Production for Mac; and is currently enrolled for Songwriting Melody and Vocal Production courses.

Aria loves to swim, play with her dog, draw, and enjoys horseback riding and basketball. Her plans are to be a music producer and a vocalist in the near future.

“Blue Boat”

Walking on the plank
Of a ship that sank
Barely afloat
A tiny blue boat

As she dreams about a life
With no fear or strife
The boat rocks gently back and forth
With no danger meanwhile
A day is lost henceforth

She looks upon the sea
Goes down on both knees
Picks up a shard
Of her memories

As she dreams about a life
With no fear or strife
The boat rocks gently back and forth
With no danger meanwhile
A day is lost henceforth

The moon above her goes to sleep
Yet she stares counting her sheep
As all the mysteries unfold
Just more stories to be told

As she dreams about a life
With no fear or strife
The boat rocks gently back and forth
With no danger meanwhile
A day is lost henceforth



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