The I’ll Fly Away Foundation has developed the “You Can Fly” Songwriting Program for the purpose of music education in schools around the country. The program rolled out in the Fall of 2014 semester ans has served over 2,000 students.
“You Can Fly” Student Songwriting Program
“You Can Fly” Student Songwriting Program Impact
There are many success stories with the “You Can Fly” program, but there is one that stands above the rest. It’s the story of Brooklyn, an extremely shy little girl. Before the program arrived at her school, her teacher had already discussed with her parents that Brooklyn needed to participate more in class. When the I’ll Fly Away Foundation arrived for the program there were several students that appeared shy. That’s normal since they don’t know us. By the end of the first day, all of the other students came out of their shell. Brooklyn still sat low in her seat to avoid being called on. As the week went on, Brooklyn started to open up. She even raised her hand and added a line to the song, she was making the hand movements and even stood in the front row of the group for the video. A few weeks after the program, the class performed at the Fall Festival. Brooklyn’s mother approached us to say thank you. We were unaware of the impact that we had. Her mother told us that Brooklyn now has friends, she no longer sits alone at lunch. She plays with the other girls on the playground and has even been on sleepovers with her new friends. This new behavior has carried over into the classroom. Her teacher has told us that she now participates more in class and her grades have improved as a result.
“You Can Fly” Songwriters Studio
The I’ll Fly Away Foundation has developed the “You Can Fly” Songwriting Studio as part of their music education projects. The program is a two hour songwriting workshop that will teach the basics of songwriting. This is open to people of all ages and skill levels. No prior experience is needed. During the workshop, participants will learn about the different parts of a song. (Verse, Chorus, Bridge & Tag). They will also learn the basics of rhythm, rhyme and a rhyme scheme. Together as a class the participants will write a song and learn the basics so that when they leave, they can write a song on their own.
(4 Hour Class) In an extended version of the class you will also write a song on your own as the class progresses. During a four hour program, you will have written two songs. One as a group and one on your own.
If you wish to have one of our programs at your school or as a team-building exercise for you office/company, please contact the I’ll Fly Away Foundation to schedule a time.