Monday, December 22, 2014

Singer crafts songs with kids


Monte Selby, Boulder, Colo., guides two Central Heights Elementary School fourth grade classes through the song writing process Wednesday during a musical workshop at the school, 3521 Ellis Road, Richmond. Selby, a former Kansan and doctor of education, led students through the construction of a song that was later performed during a concert that evening. A songwriter, speaker and author with more than 100 songs for adults and kids, Selby told the students it isn’t so much about whether the words rhyme, but whether they “feel” good to sing. “That was a complete accident, but I like it,” Selby told the students after playing a version of the song’s chorus the students and he had developed.

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