First, a poet visits the students in class and helps them write their poems. The students choose their favorites, and Jack Straw’s songwriters write songs inspired by the poems.

The songwriters visit the students in the classroom to teach them the songs. As the culmination of the project, the students record their work with Jack Straw’s teaching artists and engineers. Depending on the project, some classes will visit the studios at Jack Straw and record their poems with Jack Straw vocal coaches before recording their song as a group. Other classes will record their songs in the classroom with Jack Straw’s songwriters and engineers.

Some of our Poetry and Song projects

West Seattle Elementary: Poetry and Song 2019-20 READ MORE >

Lowell Poetry & Song 2018

Lowell Elementary: Poetry and Song 2018 READ MORE >

Lowell Elementary: Poetry, Sound, and Song 2017 READ MORE >

Lowell Elementary: Poetry and Song 2016 READ MORE >

Lowell Elementary: Poetry and Song 2015 READ MORE >

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2020 READ MORE >

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2019 READ MORE >

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2018 READ MORE >

Concord International Elementary: Poetry And Song 2017 READ MORE >

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2016 READ MORE >

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2015 READ MORE >

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2014 READ MORE >