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Van Hise Elementary & Tony Memmel – Not Gonna Lose My Song

It was a joy to be an artist-in-residence this semester, working on songwriting with the students at Van Hise Elementary in Madison, Wisconsin!

Over the course of two months, I assembled videos, interacted with students via Skype, and concluded our work together with a week-long in-person school visit and concert.

“Not Gonna Lose My Song” was written by: Van Hise Elementary 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, Margaret Jenks, Lesleigh Memmel, and Tony Memmel in one 90 minute session.

It was the culmination of all we’d talked about. No melodies or lyrics were pre-written. The purpose was to work on an idea from initial concept to completion.

Thanks for watching, liking, commenting, and sharing!


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