Making Music with and for Kids in the School of Life
This project is to fund the recording and duplication of a message driven Children's CD. The working title is "The School of Life." I'm enrolled in this School. The songs in this project are intended to INSPIRE kids to live in the moment, to embrace diversity, to be kind, to be unique, to stand up against bullying, and to have fun. I perform these songs with kids in interactive performances. Music is a powerful teaching tool. It is a universal language that touches people on all levels, connects people, and has a healing component. In addition to being FUN, these songs help kids and teachers imbue positive messages that can become personal mantra and positive self talk.
The financial support is crucial in completing this project. The kids singing on the recording will learn about the writing process, arranging, recording in a studio, and mixing. A successful Kickstarter will pay for; musicians to create the foundation tracks, studio time to record, and mastering the tracks (This creates consistent sound and levels across all songs). The funding will also allow me to hire an artist to create the CD cover, and get the the CD project Duplicated.
The following is an estimated budget in a fancy pie chart.
The Rough Timeline for the project:
- February 1 - 28 Kickstarter Campaign
- February 28th Finish Line Party, The North Branch Cafe 41 State St.,Montpelier VT, 05602. Doors Open 4:30 PM. This is a free event to celebrate the conclusion of the fundraiser.
- March 1- 31 Rehearsing and In The Studio Recording
- April 1 - 30 Wrap Up Recording, Final Mixing
- May 1- 31 Master the Tracks, Commission Art for Cover
- June 1 Duplication Shipped to Completion
- July CD Release Party
This will be exciting for the children involved to get CD credit. It is meaningful to take this finished product to school assemblies, libraries, children's museums, and other kid friendly venues to promote this work and to share these meaningful messages.
That's the story....and I'm sticking to it.....Please support this project. How can you go wrong with kids and puppies on board? Thank you for your consideration!
Here are a couple of tracks: DiverseCity and Shake it Up
Shake it Up
Risks and challenges
There is risk and challenge involved in a recording project and there can be delays. I have set a reasonable Timeline and have a proven track record bringing 3 projects to completion. With your support, I am confident we can reach the release date of July 2015.
Currently, I'm hard at work writing a couple additional songs that round out this CD. I'm also rehearsing the children singers learning the new songs.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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