Igniting students’ passion for literature through collaborative songwriting education.

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About Us

STYLE ignites a passion for reading in students that will last a lifetime. Impacting students’ ways of thinking and working while giving them new tools and skills in everyday life.

Our Programs

STYLE is a wonderful way to spark interest in reading and literature through the magic of music. STYLE Teaching Artists can deliver an in-school residency or a power packed assembly that will result in an original song inspired by a popular book.

Our Mission

Igniting students’ passion for literature through collaborative songwriting education.

What To Expect When STYLE Comes To Your School

Create A Song Inspired By A Book

Our STYLE Teaching Artists will come to your school and spend a week-long residency with your language arts classes. Students will discuss and analyze a book already in your school’s curriculum and then collaborate to write and record an original song inspired by the book.

Spark Creativity Through Communication And Collaboration

Designed using the Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Skills, students work in Songwriting Circles® to write their own verse inspired by a book already in your curriculum.

Record Your Song In A Professional Studio Environment

STYLE brings students’ learning to life by providing a professional recording engineer and studio setup brought to your school. Students experience being in a studio and come away with a professional recording that will last a lifetime. When students place the headphones over their ears, they experience the magic of the studio.

We would love to come to your school! Get in touch!

What Others Are Saying About STYLE

Nancy Pearl

The program is a wonderful and unique approach to sharing works of fiction and nonfiction.

Nancy PearlLibrarian / Literature Expertnancypearl.com
Deanna Barrett

I couldn’t ask for a better way to entice students into the joys of literature.

Deanna BarrettTeacherAki Kurose Middle School
Mathias Sanders

The plans reflect the group’s commitment to the Common Core State Standards. This was the most impressive part of the program – the teaching artists truly modeled, scaffolded, and assessed extended book talk for the students.

Mathias Sanders4th & 5th Grade TeacherOlympic Hills Elementary
Amy Helm

The STYLE Program brought to life challenging concepts like theme, rhyme scheme, revision and collaboration. Students were engaged, pushed to step out of their comfort zone, proud of what they accomplished, and wished the experience lasted longer. As a teacher, I was able to authentically join my students in a creative process and see them through a lens that was priceless.

Amy Helm6th Grade TeacherOdle Middle School
Craig Seasholes

STYLE songwriting workshops give students an unforgettable experience with the written word. It gives them a chance to experience the craft and magic of flinging words into the air on a pair of musical wings.

Craig SeasholesWLA President, Dearborn Park International School Librarian
Margaret Flatness

“The Bushwick teaching artists did an amazing job of inspiring the group to play with fiction in a new and non-threatening way and… even students who I thought might resist the whole exercise, bought in.”

Margaret FlatnessTeen Librarian
Jennifer Bisson

“They were clear communicators, on time, organized, engaged the teens the whole time, managed the classroom well, and managed the time well. They instructed enough for the teens to learn about Foley, but did not bore them. They used proper vocabulary and encouraged the teens to use the correct terminology, but again it was integrated and did not feel like “school”. They clearly LIKE and get teens and it showed. Most importantly this was a super fun STEM program that was informative, interactive, a teen directed in that the teens said what needed to be done, and then thought about how to do it. The instructors were guides but did not lead, the teens led as a group. Every single teen learned something, participated and was engaged for over 1.5 hours. They paid attention to making sure that quieter teens were still involved but never called anyone out, they were careful to see when a quiet teen said something and then got them to participate then. By the end every teen wanted to be involved.  One the best programs I’ve ever hosted for teens.”

Jennifer BissonTeen Services Public Librarian

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