An original song written by elementary students with Kathryn Claire
"Kathryn Claire’s visits to our school have enriched the existing Elementary School Music curriculum by giving students the opportunity to work with a professional songwriter and performer, whose unique background and expertise offer a different perspective on music making. From singing and moving to music from the rich American folk tradition to concise experiences in songwriting and composition, Kathryn’s varied approaches enhance student inquiries into how we express ourselves through music and engage the students in the joy of music making, helping to develop listening, singing, and self-management skills along the way."
-Elizabeth Mason (Elementary Music Teacher)
Yokohama International School, JAPAN
Kathryn Claire's songwriting experience engages our students from the very start. Using personal experiences, ideas and their own imaginations, students developed their own lyrics and set them to music. Kathryn Claire is skillful at encouraging the creative and collaborative processes with students of all ages. The excitement that builds in this process is palpable and students are proud of their learning and their songs.
-Jody Fuller (Elementary Music Teacher)
The American School in Japan | Tokyo, JAPAN