I first had the idea to adapt the song “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” for instruments a few years back. Originally, it was a song for tambourines or bells, but I re-recorded it this spring as a shakin’ tune.
Each color has its own verse, which means that my students get their moment in the spotlight, shaking one of their colored egg shakers or maracas from my basket (pictured above). Here’s the song:
I’ve been pumping out instrument songs lately, and I still have a couple left to share with you. But I’m planning to write some new songs for summer as soon as I get a free minute or two…which, based on my schedule over the next few weeks, could be July before I get around to it! Thus is the life of a happily busy music therapist/studio teacher :)