Steve Seskin has gone back to school. These days he’s spending 50 to 75 days a year as an “Artist in Residence,” teaching children of all ages how to write songs and in the process writing one with the students he works with.
The goal of this program is to instill a love of creative expression in the kids, as well as helping them create their own songs that speak to issues that affect the entire school community, such as bullying, respect, peer pressure, diversity and self-esteem. When students write their own song, they’re more apt to live by the words and quietly convince other students to do the same. Steve has written more than one hundred songs with kids. You can listen to some of the songs here.
To learn more about Steve's Songwriting With Kids program and how you can bring it to your school, go to Kids Write Songs.