Reading Seminar Students Record Songs

Certified Audio Engineer and Music Producer Bless Da Poet of V12 Studios came to Ms. Bartell's Reading Seminar classes March 2nd and 3rd to record students performing portions of their essays. Students wrote personal essays about themselves, revised those essays, and put their stories together to create a song. 

Bless created an original beat for each class, recorded their voices, and will mix the songs for them. 

His visit is part two of a unit called "And the Beat Goes On: Reading, Writing, and Performing Our Stories," which was funded by the Spring Valley Education Foundation last Spring. The part of the unit had storyteller Darrion McCloud who gave students advice on having the courage to write their own stories. 

Once Bless finishes mixing the songs, they will be available on Ms. Bartell's website