Songwriter Visit

Posted: February 13, 2019

Nelson Rural Grade 7 and 8 students have had the opportunity to work with Fredericton recording artist Stephen Lewis over the past two months. The songwriter has shared his musical knowledge, taught us how to use our loop pedals and keyboards, and helped the students create amazing pieces with this music technology. He also shared his lyrical and poetic expertise, and this past week the students’ spoken word poetry and lyrics came to life over top of the student produced musical loops. They created their very own songwriting and music production studios. To say this project has brought new life to the written word in my class is an understatement. Thank you again to Stephen, my students and the school community, for helping make this experience so incredible. Look for musical recordings of the student compositions in the near future. – Mr. B