Children’s performers are a unique breed in themselves – ones that criss-cross, hop, skip, and leap from one genre to the next. Even though there are no rules about style, one rule still remains unspoken. Unlike any other singer/songwriter, if a children’s artist wants to be taken seriously, they need to understand their audience.
Written by Lorrie Holmes
What could be a more powerful foundation to learn about these young music listeners then that of an early childhood educator? After all, she/he is the one who program plans and selects songs for Circle Time, Story Time, Music & Movement Time, and Free Play where some kids enjoy spending time in the music area. I mean, if you gained your material for writing these sorts of songs in the trenches of the classroom, down on your knees, eye-level to this young and discriminating audience, then how could you possibly go wrong? It sounds like a pretty solid focus group to me!