S.L.Y.M.I. can take the form of: ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS, CLASSROOM SONGWRITING WORKSHOPS IN ANY SUBJECT AREA, GRADE LEVEL OR FULL SCHOOL SONGWRITING RESIDENCIES, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS, AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, OUTDOOR/ENVIRONMENTAL MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES, SPECIAL EVENTS, HOUSE CONCERTS, PARODIES FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS, ONLINE SONGWRITING and MANY OTHER POSSIBLE MUSIC ADVENTURES where there’s a need for SINGING LIKE YOU MEAN IT!
How S.L.Y.M.I. Happened: Six years ago Linda, with guidance from Pete Seeger, created a music program for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater called the Power of Song. The program grew and morphed over those years, and now is heading out as an independent music project with Linda at the helm.
Music is the connective fiber between content and emotional response, the solidifier of concepts, the focuser of attention, the swell of momentum and the promise of participation. S.L.Y.M.I. (Sing Like You Mean It!) connects children to their piece in the world's puzzle, grows their responsibility for their own learning, creates an atmosphere of caring and respect, and assures them of their inestimable worth through song. Never in our history has music education been as necessary as it is right now.
S.L.Y.M.I. addresses concepts, moments and social awareness from the past, present and future with ongoing integration of STEM and Common Core initiatives.
S.L.Y.M.I. has a wide variety of program levels which you can find on the Programs page.
S.L.Y.M.I.'s mission is to create a network of children's music programs where the kids learn, gather, write and perform songs to inspire, inform and delight.
The joy of music and the transference of information through song will fuel participants (and their audiences) to action!